Try the real thing, right from its source! Famous flavors from Kagoshima!

Foods from Kagoshima have been fostered by the region’s history and natural bounty. There are many notable things to eat such as Kurobuta (pork from Berkshire pigs), Shirokuma (shaved ice sweets), and Satsumaage (fried cake of ground fish). We’d like to introduce you to the numerous delicacies of Kagoshima, from rustic sweets which have been long loved by local people to basic specialties, cakes popular as gifts, and a rich variety of other fine foods.

A gentle and light taste made by the harmony of noodles, soup, and carefully selected ingredients.

Ramen (Normal size 950 yen), whose taste has not been changed since the restaurant’s establishment in 1950. Japanese-style pork bone soup combines Kurobuta roast pork, thin strips of cabbage, and strong, thin noodles made without salt water to create a classic, unified flavor. The integrated flavor of a cup of noodles made by the long-established restaurant charms you with its light and gentle taste. And Japanese radish pickled with sweetened vinegar always accompanies Kagoshima ramen. They can adjust the hardness of the noodles and the saltiness of the soup as you like.

11-19, Higashisengoku-cho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-222-5707
Open: 11:00 - 20:30 (L.O.)
Closed on the third Thursday of each month
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The most famous traditional Satsuma food,which brings out the fullest taste of fish!

A representative local cuisine of Kagoshima, Satsumaage (216 yen~/ 100 g). Koichi Arimura, the third-generation owner who was designated as a Food Meister from the Japanese MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries), carefully selects white-meat fish. There are many kinds available, and the sweetness typical of Satsumaage is very soft. All items are made with Arimuraya’s unique methods, such as Edamame-ten (green soybeans), which uses mayonnaise as an ingredient, and Ninjin-ten (carrot), which uses carrot cut into large pieces. It is nice not only as a snack or part of a meal, but also as a side dish for drinking sake.

Arimuraya Korimotohonten
2-18-4, Korimoto, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-251-0339
09:00 - 18:00
Closed on Sunday
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Smooth custard gently wrappedin sponge cake♡

A noted sweet of this confectionery, whose Karukan (steamed sweet bun) is also famous for being created after a request from Nariakira Shimazu (the 11th lord of Satsuma han), is Kasutadon (108 yen/ piece). This original sweet is composed of smooth custard made with a luxurious amount of locally-produced eggs wrapped in a soft sponge cake. With its light and gentle texture, you might feel that you can eat as many of them as you want. You can enjoy a totally different texture (like sherbet) by freezing them.

Satsumajokiya Karukanhonpotenmonkanten
15-1, Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-223-6410
Open: 08:30 - 20:30
Open throughout the year
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The mild golden soup and the robust taste of Kurobuta porkis beautiful marriage that you can only taste here!

Shabu-shabu hot pot from the restaurant noted for being the first in Japan to introduce Kurobuta pork, a heritage breed of pig coveted by gourmets. In order to maximize the sweetness and softness of the pork, they serve it by their original style of lightly cooking thin slices of meat in their secret mild soup. Eat the ribs with the original soup, and loin with the soup mixed with a locally produced egg. Shabu-shabu is provided only as a course meal (Lunch 3,240 yen~, Dinner 4,320 yen~). In the Shabu-shabu course, vegetable, side dishes, a Kurobuta pork croquette, special hand-made thin udon noodles, and other items are included.

13-21, Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-224-7634
Open: 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30
Closed on Wednesday
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Its rustic taste is attractive.Long-loved local sweet.

Fukuregashi (320 yen~), which is said to have first appeared in the Satsuma area at the end of the Edo period. By adding baking soda to a dough made of flour, sugar, and eggs, it becomes like a chiffon cake when steamed. It has a gentle taste and is made with additive-free ingredients. Hearty Fukuregashi are made in 7 flavors, which include Plain, Muscovado, Matcha, and Cocoa.

7-21, Kinsei-cho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-227-5112
Open: 10:00 - 19:00
No scheduled holidays
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It looks like a polar bear’s face when you look at it from above!Lovely shaved ice with a fun style.

A noted sweet of Kagoshima, Shirokuma (polar bear), was born here. It was named after its shape, which looks like a polar bear’s face when you look at it from above. Special shirokuma (1,080 yen) is milk-flavored shaved ice with 8 kinds of fruit, topped with raisins and candies, which makes the polar bear’s face. Though it looks voluminous, the smoothly shaved ice and the shop’s secret sweet sauce does not leave a long aftertaste which makes it easy for anyone to eat.

Tenmonkan mujyaki
5-8, Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-222-6904
Open: 11:00 - 21:30 L.O. (10:00 - 21:30 L.O. on Sunday and Holidays, and July and August)
No scheduled holidays
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