Aburatsu Coffee Cafe in Nichinan City

aburatsu coffee in nichinan city

Kumusta? It’s Mr. Wada back in duty lang. (clear throat) I would like to introduce Aburatsu Coffee cafe in Nichinan City (Miyazaki Prefecture) this time.

Aburatsu Coffee in Nichinan City

If you look for Starbucks Coffee for drinks, there ain’t one in Nichinan City but Aburatsu Coffee will do!


FYI, Aburatsu is just one station from JR Nichinan Station. Since a professional baseball team named Hiroshima Carp comes over for the off-season training, this area seems to have more stores than in Nichinan area.

JR Aburatsu Station.


Aburatsu Coffee is just a few-minute walk from the Aburatsu Station on the arcade shopping street. Some restaurants around the cafe look nice. I would love to try them another time.

Arcade street.
Tofu restaurant.


Aburatsu Coffee

Here we are. Apparently it used to be a kissaten (old style cafe), and reopened by a local company. FYI, this cafe offers free WiFi (big deal!).


I find its interior and atmosphere neat. Jazz music they play adds up extra coolness. Food menu looks rather ordinary though drinks are cool.

From the front door.
Nice seats.


My drink (cafe latte)
Aburatsu Coffee (油津コーヒー)
Access 3-7-33 Iwasaki, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki
Business Hours


Closed on Wednesdays

Contact 0987-23-8844



How do you find it? It may be a good place to hang out regularly (perhaps it is a hangout for locals).

See you around!

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

container cafe machikoba 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 http://sato-kouzai.com/free/machikouba-cafe (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!