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Where to Eat in Yakushima

Yakushima is one of Japan’s southernmost islands and one of its most popular due to its lush, mossy greenery and ancient cedar trees. The island is still very natural without much civilization. After a long day on the trails, be sure to check out some of the local foods in one of Yakushima’s independent shops and restaurants. It can be difficult to find a quick bite to eat around the island but there are several cafes and restaurants near Miyanoura port, the gateway between the island and Kagoshima.

  • Jane Café

    Jane Café

    Jane Café

    Jane Cafe is located near Miyanoura port, making it the perfect lunch spot before leaving the island. The cafe specializes in lunch and breakfast sets with both Japanese and Western dishes. The prices are reasonable, ranging from 1,000 yen for lunch and 600 yen to 1,000 yen for breakfast. The cafe is also perfect for an afternoon break, serving various teas and coffees alongside homemade desserts. The large, bright windows allow lots of natural light into the cafe and it is the perfect place to watch visitors entering and leaving the port.

  • Kanko Center

    Kanko Center

    Kanko Center

    Close to Miyanoura port, the mint green tourism center covers many different bases. Here you can rent out hiking equipment and it is also a general store, selling food and souvenirs. The second floor houses a restaurant, Kanko Centre. Decorated with wooden furniture handmade from local trees, the restaurant is spacious and a good place to relax before catching a ferry. Be sure to try the venison curry, a local delicacy.

    Kanko Center

    Kanko Center

  • Nomado Cafe

    Nomado Cafe

    Nomado Cafe

    Nomado Cafe is a quaint, light-filled cafe located south of the main transportation hub. The quality of the food makes up for the limited menu. There are normally two choices for lunch and an extensive selection of coffees and teas. All of the food is fresh and made from the organic produce grown on the island. The cafe is best in the afternoon, when the afternoon sunlight leaks through the wide windows and visitors can enjoy handmade ice cream and a variety of warm beverages. Nomado Cafe is famous for its ginger syrup, which is made from local ginger and can be used to make ginger ale, tea, or beer. A bottle of ginger syrup makes the perfect local souvenir. The cafe also sells a range of flip-flops, which many locals wear around the island.

    Nomado Cafe

    Nomado Cafe

  • Panorama

    Panorama

    Panorama

    Panorama

    Panorama

    Panorama is located near Miyanoura and is open until 11pm, making it one of the few dinner spots. The menu is vast, covering both Japanese and Western dishes, but it is best known for its sashimi and local vegetable dishes. The restaurant is hip and mellow with wooden furniture and carefully plated food. It puts a contemporary spin on Yakushima delicacies such as freshly caught sashimi and braised pork belly. To accompany your meal, try the local Yakushima craft beer, called Catch the Beer. The staff also speak good English and they are very friendly.

    Panorama

    Panorama

  • Peita Bakery

    Peita Bakery

    Peita Bakery

    Located in Onoaida, Peita Bakery creates baked goods and pastries from wheat grown locally in Kyushu region. The tearoom is traditional and comfortable, and it looks like it belongs in a European storybook rather than on an untamed Japanese island. The bakery itself is traditionally European, being more German than Japanese inspired. Its exterior advertises “boulangerie” and “patisserie.” The tearoom is the perfect place to relax, with its comfortable armchairs that invite visitors to sit back with a pastry and a cup of tea.

    Peita Bakery

    Peita Bakery

    Yakushima
    Address
    Kagoshima prefecture Kumage gun Yakushima cho
    Phone
    0997494010
    Yakushimakanko Ctr
    Address
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura 799
    Phone
    0997420091
    Nomad Cafe
    Address
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Hara 565
    Phone
    0997472851
  • Peita
    Address
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Onoaida 179
    Phone
    0997473166
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