Container Cafe: Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan City, Miyazaki

Konnichiwa! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty desu. I would like to introduce a container cafe called Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan this time.

Container Cafe: Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan

First of all, I didn’t know why it is called Machi (town) Koba (workshop / factory). It was just listed by online search. As we got to the place it made all sense. The name was a big hint!

A cafe in a factory huh? We need to investigate. Let’s take a look around.


Containers for Rent

While waiting for our drinks, we took a look at containers in the factory (it was more like a warehouse?). A barista told me that the company rent these containers out as storage. That’s a cool idea. When searching online, I thought we’d be sipping drinks in one of these like prisoners. Hehe. That’d be cool as well.


Coffee Time!

Now I’ve got a question; Which would you pick for having drinks?

A. a barista container (where he prepares drinks)

It seems to have few seats.

B. ‘outdoor’ seats (next to the barista container)

Anyhow a TV repeatedly plays the Beatles songs

C. an air-conditioned-private container

The container on the left is a small handcraft store.

We would go for ….(drum rolls)……..C! (we wouldn’t feel comfortable with the barista in a small container anyway…) Now I see that this cafe is to promote the containers. The same idea as showrooms (I saw catalogs at our seat). Anyway it is a neat idea, don’t you think? Coffee was good, hand dripped.


Ideal for a business meeting like this.

Iced coffee.

Alright. Let’s call it a day.

Name Machi-Koba Cafe in Nichinan(町工場カフェ in Nichinan)
Access  2-1-43, Segai, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki
Business Hours

9:00 – 18:00

Open: Almost every day

Contact 0987-22-4620
Website (in JP)



How do you find it? It was a good experience for us. Please take a visit if you get a chance.

See you around!

Mr Wada

We enjoy trying new cafes on the weekend and any fun stuff! If you got any question, please feel free to contact us through the comment form or the contact page!

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1 Response

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ says:

    The business meeting was a disaster, as usual but the ambiance and coffee made up for all the money I lost on that deal we negotiated.

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