8 Delicious Local Restaurants in Yakushima

Yakushima, an island designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is popular for tourists to enjoy hiking and the spectacular natural blessings. Here are some restaurants in Yakushima recommended by local people for you to enjoy a good meal after a long walk!

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1. Shiosai 


Shiosai is a popular restaurant visited by local people and many tourists. You can eat the Yakushima specialty of broken neck mackerel, as well as delicious fried flying fish and fried prawns. There are various set meals for you to choose from. You may have to wait in line depending on the time, so you had should go with plenty of time.

Open:11:30-14:00, 17:30-22:00


Address: 305-3, Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

2. Kaishu


Kaishu is a restaurant where you can eat seafood dishes made of fresh ingredients. They serve flying fish, sashimi set meals, mackerel sukiyaki, and more. Every dish is reasonably priced and use plenty of fresh ingredients. Since the restaurant is spacious, you can enjoy meals leisurely.

Open:11:30-14:00, 17:30-22:00


Address: 2367-7, Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

3. Ilmare 


Ilmare is a restaurant where you can eat Italian dishes using seafood using seafood from the waters around Yakushima., as well as pasta and pizza made with venison. The various casual Italian dishes using local ingredients are delicious. You can also enjoy course dishes and Italian wine.

Open:11:30-14:30, 18:00-21:00


HP: www.ilmare3.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: 815-92, Koseda, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

4. Kamogawa


Kamogawa is a western restaurant that serves dishes using local ingredients are reasonable and hearty. It is a long-established restaurant which opened in 1969, and have been loved by local people for many years. The inside of the restaurant has a retro atmosphere, so you can enjoy eating meals leisurely. The grilled fish meal and sashimi set meal are also recommended!

Open:9:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00

Closed:First and third Sundays

Address: 78, Anbo, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

5. Yakushima Orion


Yakushima Orion is a Western-style restaurants which is popular among local people. There are a variety of dishes such as chicken grilled cheese steak on iron plate, Yakushima Yuan'yaki, omelet, flying fish and tofu hamburger steak, and so on. It serves healthy meals using delicious ingredients of Yakushima.

Open:11:30-14:30, 17:30-21:00

Closed:Tuesday and Wednesday

HP: yakushimaorion.web.fc2.com (Japanese Only)

Address: 914-32, Hara, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

6. Jaraitei


Jaraitei is a restaurant using pesticide-free homemade vegetables. It has various hearty dishes such as fried flying fish, Jarai set meals, and black pig pork cutlet set meals. The restaurant is old-fashioned and has a retro atmosphere. This restaurant is perfect for people who want to eat delicious meals to their heart's content. 

Open:11:00-14:00, 18:00-23:00


Address: 1161-7, Nagata, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

7. Shikitei

Shikitei allows you to eat fresh and delicious dishes made with seasonal fish. You can enjoy eating various seafood dishes such as sashimi, grilled fish, and flying fish. The interior is decorated with warm wood, and it's very spacious. This restaurant is great for when you're craving fresh fish.

Open:11:30-13:30, 18:00-22:00


Address: 196-1, Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (Google Map)

8. Yakunosato Hidamari



This is a restaurant where you can eat a delicious western dishes using carefully-selected ingredients that are mostly local. All the dishes are hearty and delicious, such as pasta, curry, and omurice. They come with salad, small side dishes, and miso soup, so you can eat heartily for a reasonable price.


Closed:Saturday and Sunday

Address: 2458-1, Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima (Google Map)


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