Restaurants

Top Choice Noodles in Satsuma Peninsula

Tōsenkyō Sōmen Nagashi

In a gorge near Ikeda-kō, Tōsenkyō Sōmen Nagashi is a pilgrimage site for many Japanese (an estimated 200,000 annual visitors!) as the 1967 birthplace of nagashi-sōmen (flowing noodles). Sōmen (thin wheat-flour nood…
Noodles in Chiran

Taki-An

Just off the samurai street, Taki-An is a lovely restaurant in another traditional house where you can sit on tatami and admire the garden over a bowl of hot soba (¥650) or Satsuma specialities such as tonkotsu teis…
Izakaya in Ibusuki

Aoba

Behind the yellow or green noren (door curtain) a minute's walk left of the station, this cheery shop serves satisfying kurobuta rōsukatsu (black pork cutlet) teishoku (¥1420) or, if you dare, Kurosatsuma dori sashi…
Seafood in Satsuma Peninsula

Daitoku

Fish fans should head to humble Daitoku on Makurazaki's main drag for award-winning katsuo funado meshi, a donburi (dish served over rice) with fresh bonito, bonito flakes, green onion, nori strips and rice crisps i…