Let’s meet present-day Satsumakko (Kagoshima people) in Kagoshima, where Segodon lived.
A lot of the main characters of “Segodon”, who played important roles in opening up a new era, such as Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo, were boron in Kagoshima.Their humane temper is inherited by the people who live there today.Feel the warmth of Kagoshima’s culture, created by such generous-hearted personalities.
Let’s go look for things Made in Satsuma,that reflect the best of their creators’ characters.
Café and shop using a renovated old stone storage building. You can taste foods using plenty of local ingredients, and find Satsumamono (goods made in Kagoshima), like ceramic ware and local groceries. CHIN JUKAN POTTERY, the only shop run in collaboration between a design group, Landscape Products, and a long-established store of Satsuma pottery, Chin Jukan, proposes a lifestyle of abundance.GOOD NEIGHBORS
7-1, Sumiyoshi-cho, Kagoshima
Open: 11:00 - 19:00, (Lunch 11:30 - 15:30)
Tuesday, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
The simple and lovely cakesreflect the character of the shop owner.
A patisserie which showcases cakes made with select ingredients in an antique-styled space furnished with racks made by the woodworker, Jin Akihiro. Although it varies depending on the season, there are always about 12 kinds of cakes made at the atelier in Ichiki-kushikino. All of them reflect the gentle personality of the owner. Mint brownies, one of the most popular items of the shop, are sold out every day.YANO CAKE TEN MOKU
10-19, Terukuni-cho, Kagoshima
Open: 11:00 - 19:00 (Closed when all items are sold out)
Monday, Tuesday (Open if the day is a national holiday)
A smart restaurant wherean excellent item that best suits the guest is created through conversation with the owner.
Tetsuo Otsuji, the owner, says “I want the guests to enjoy the fresh ingredients purchased that day.” Because of that, there is no menu, and the food served each day is determined individually for each guest through conversation with the owner over the counter. From seasonal fish to their famous fried chicken, all dishes cooked by the owner are good, a product of his 52 years of experience cooking. The price per person is 5000 yen on average. It may be better to tell the staff your budget beforehand. Karaage (deep-fried chicken) is lightly fried with just a little batter. There are tebasaki (mid joint wing and tip) and pieces of chicken breast, and both are juicy and enjoyably chewy. The side of potato salad is also good.Karaage Matsuko
9-18, Yamanokuchi-cho, Kagoshima
Open: 18:00 - 24:00
Closed on Sunday and national holidays
The vision of the owner is realized in these gelatos,which are not only delicious but also gentle on your body.
The owner of a long-established fruit shop, Masahide Kawazoe, started to offer gelatos 22 years ago, so that children can casually enjoy fruit. The gelatos, made of seasonal fruit and milk from the Kirishima Highland, bring out the maximum flavor of the fruit and are low in calories. There are always 14 flavors available including ingredients from Kagoshima like citrus tankan and purple sweet potato. Compare 2 tastes with the 2 disher.Fruits&Gelato Sakurajima
2-31-23, Take, Kagoshima
Open: 09:00 - 19:00
No scheduled holidays
Enjoy the marvelous views of Sakurajima Islandwhile bathing in a hot spring for beauties♡
One-day use (2,634 yen) of Satsumanoyu, an open-air bath with a panoramic view that is located in a hotel on the hill of Shiroyama. The water quality of the hot spring from 1,000 m underground is described as an alkalescent hydrogen carbonate spring containing sodium ions, which makes the skin smooth. While taking such a quality bath, you can view the city of Kagoshima, Kinko Bay, and the majestic Sakurajima Island. After taking a bath, you can enjoy the fresh taste of the craft beer produced within the hotel, which uses the peel of Sakurajima small mandarin oranges from Kagoshima.HOTEL SHIROYAMA SATSUMANOYU
41-1, Shinshoincho, Kagoshima
TEL: 099-224-2211 (main number)
One day use: 6:00 - 24:00 (5:30 - from April to September)
※Its name will be changed to Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima starting Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
A selection of handmade articles from various parts of Kyushu strive to suit your daily life and create an attachment with their user.
This shop introduces handiworks, including the tableware of folkcraft from all over Kyushu such as Noharaya of Kagoshima and Ontayaki of Oita. Since only the articles the owner uses regularly are showcased, they are not only good in appearance, but the feel when you drink from it or touch it are excellent, and they fit in easily with daily life. You can enjoy shopping while drinking slow-dripped coffee prepared by hand using deep-roasted beans from a coffee shop nearby.OGINNA
3-8-13, Korimoto, Kagoshima
Open: 11:30 - 19:00 or 11:30 - 17:00 (The opening hour changes depending on the day of the week.)
No scheduled holidays