yakushima eating out – All regions

There is a variety of eating options available during your stay in Yakushima –  cafes, Japanese restaurants serving local specialities, Italian restaurants and packed lunch outlets.

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Nagata & North

Shiba Tofu (柴豆腐) – Nagata
Shiba Tofu hand-made tofu that is sold either to eat by the shop where it`s made or as a take-away. 
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Jarai Tei (じゃらい亭) – Nagata
  Jarai Tei is run by an elderly lady and the menu is limited to only a few choices.  However,
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Isso Coffee – Isso
Isso Cafe roast their own coffee beans within the shop and so there is always a good strong aroma of
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Miyanoura

Kitchen & Cafe Hito Mekuri – Miyanoura
Hito Mekuri (ヒトメクリ) serve set meals as well as homemade pasta, pizza, Indian curry, Thai curry & handmade sweets.  Hito
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Kaishu (海舟) – Miyanoura
Kaishu are located close to the A-Coop supermarket in Miyanoura (on the road going to Shiratani Unsuikyo).  The menu includes
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Panorama- Miyanoura
Panorama are located in the centre of Miyanoura down one of the old streets.  The menu at Panorama offers some
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潮騒 (Shiosai) – Miyanoura
  Shiosai (潮騒) is a Japanese restaurant a 5 minute walk from Miyanoura Port. Turn left and head towards the
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Ebisudaikokutoshi (恵比寿大黒とし) – Miyanoura
Ebisudaikokutoshi are located along the north bank of the Miyanoura River. This restaurant serve a traditional set meal style (teishoku)
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YNAC Cafe – Miyanoura
YNAC Cafe is situated on the main street in Miyanoura. Offering a cheap and filling tasty bowl of udon at
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Isaribi (漁火) – Miyanoura
Isaribi is a small fish restaurant in the south of Miyanoura.  It is often the top recommendation given to visitors
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Ganta (がん太) – Miyanoura
Ganta is a late night izakaya / cafe staying open until 02:00 (this is very late for Yakushima!).  Located facing
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Unsui (雲水) – Miyanoura
Unsui is located behind the senior high school to the south of the Miyanoura main town.  The restaurant is a
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North East

Hiyoriya – Koseda
Hiyoriya are located about 2km north of the Yakushima Airport and the restaurant is set back from the main road. 
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Hibiscus (ハイビスカス) – Koseda
Hibiscus serve Japanese style curry as well as cakes, dessrts and beverages.  There is a good terrace to sit out
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Dining & Cafe Slow – Funayuki
Dining Cafe & Bar Slow serve a range of foods including salads, soups, pasta, burgers and seafood.  Diners have a
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Kotobuki (古都蕗) – Koseda
  Kotobuki is a difficult place to find, but well worth the effort.  It's set just off the main road
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Il Mare – Koseda
  Il Mare caters for those seeking a change from Japanese cuisine.  The appetizers, main course and desserts are made
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Jurin Cafe (喫茶 樹林) – Koseda
Jurin Cafe was established in 1993.  Jurin Cafe serve Japanese style curry, pasta as well as cakes, desserts and beverages. 
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Mori Cafe – Koseda
Mori Cafe is located on the roadside near the Yakushima Airport opposite the shopping area.  The Mori Cafe serve coffees
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Anbo

St Pote (散歩亭) – Anbo
St Pote (散歩亭)  is a popular riverside bar and restaurant located in Anbo with beautiful riverside views. Meals or drinks
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Hidaka Ya (日高家) – Anbo
Hidaka Ya serve a variety of ramen using local ingredients including Isso mackerel and Nagata salt.  Other items on the
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Smiley Cafe – Anbo
Smiley Cafe is a cosy little eatery near the waterside, a few minutes walk from Anbo Port.  It serves homemade
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Jomon Drive-in (縄文ドライビン) – Anbo
The Jomon Drive-in offer good value udon & soba noodle set meals.  The service is usually quick.  The Jomon Drive-in
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Yakudon (屋久どん) – Anbo
Yakudon is the place to go if you are after noodles.  A variety of udon and soba noodle dishes, as
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San Pauro – Anbo
San Pauro is located close to the Anbo Harbor.  The restaurant serve meat dishes (including steak), Japanese curry & pasta. 
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Jiiji Ya (じいじ家) – Anbo
Jiiji Ya (じいじ家)  is located by the old bridge in Anbo on the northside of the river.  If you stay
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Kamogawa (かもがわ)- Anbo
Kamogawa offer local dishes such as flying fish as well as traditional Japanese dishes.  A no frills, but friendly restaurant
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Aneimaru (安永丸) – Anbo
Aneimaru is located on the main road south of Anbo.  The restaurant has recently been built in a traditional Japanese
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Izakaya Yashima (やしま) – Anbo
Izakaya Yashima serve good sashimi along with other local fish dishes.  The Izakaya is popular with locals and it is
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Warung Karang – Anbo
Warung Karang are located just north of the Anbo Bridge.  The restaurant has good views overlooking the Anbo River and
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Natsumi An – Anbo
Natsumi An is located north of Anbo town on the main road leading into Anbo. The restaurant serve a mixture
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Iso no Kaori (いその香)- Anbo
Iso no Kaori is a popular sushi & sashimi restaurant located on the main road north of Anbo (close to
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Hirano (ひらの) – Hirano
Hirano serve a set course meal for lunch (2,000 yen) or evening meal (3,000 yen).  The food served is traditional
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South East & South

Ajitoku (味徳) – Onoaida
Ajitoku are one of the few restaurants in the Onoaida Village.  The restaurant is on the main road running through
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Cottage Davis – Mugio
Cottage Davis are small accommodation that open up their kitchen for a few days a week at lunch time.   Check
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Matsutake (松竹) – Kurio
Matsutake is a popular noodle restaurant in the south west of Yakushima.  It is one of the last places to
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Yakushima Gelato Sora Umi (屋久島ジェラートそらうみ) – Mugio
Yakushima Gelato Sora Umi offer a selection of gelato ice cream made from an abundance of fruits grown on Yakushima. 
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La Table – Hirauchi
La Table is a French cuisine-based restaurant using the locals ingredients of Yakushima.  The dinner menu has two options of
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Peita (ペイタ) – Onoaida
  Peita (ペイタ) is a bakery & confectionary in Onoaida.  You can find it on the road just past the
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Yakushima Fruit Garden – Nakama
Situated above the village of Nakama is the extensive fruit garden of Mr Iwakawa, otherwise known as the Yakushima Fruit
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Nomad Cafe – Haro
Nomad Cafe is a popular cafe along the main road running through Haro (原).  The serve good cakes and desserts. 
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Orion (オリオン) – Haro
Orion in Haro serves a variety of dishes from an extensive menu.  Dishes include meats, fish, burgers, soups, gratin and
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Naa Yuu Cafe – Hirauchi
Naa Yuu Cafe is located in the south of Yakushima in Hirauchi (quite close to the Hirauchi sea onsen).  There
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Yakushima Vita Kitchen – Mugio
Yakushima Vita Kitchen (Y-Vita)  is located along the main road in Mugio (麦生) on the right hand side if you
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Bento Shops

Shima Musubi (島むすび) – Miyanoura
Shima Musubi Bento are located in the south of Miyanoura Town close to the main island hospital.  If you wish
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Kamogawa Bento (かもがわ弁当) – Anbo
Kamogawa open early in the morning until early afternoon.  There is usually no need to order a bento as they
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Asahi Bento (あさひ弁当) – Anbo
Asahi Bento is located on the road leading up to Yakusugi Land & Jomon sugi.  A morning & lunch bento
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Dekitate Bento (できたて弁当) – Anbo
Dekitate Bento is located in central Anbo close to the Anbo Bridge. A morning & lunch bento set is around
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Yaohachi Bento (八百八) – Miyanoura
  Yaohachi Bento serves early morning bentos to take with you into the mountains.  Morning bentos are 600 yen and
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