Kominka Cafe ZENZAI (Kagoshima)

Furu Cafe Zenzai Kagoshima

Hi, Mrs. Wada here, back on duty. This time, I’m going to introduce the cafe we visited during our Kagoshima trip.

Kominka Cafe ZENZAI (Kagoshima)

The cafe’s name is ZENZAI, which refers to a sweet Japanese red beans soup with rice ball toppings. This cafe was featured in my favorite TV show “Furucafe-kei, Haru-san no Kyuujitsu“, a show that introduces traditional Japanese houses renovated into cafes.

Let’s go in!


Noticed the curved pathway in the picture above? That’s to give disadvantage to attacking enemies (giving them no clue to what’s ahead). This is one of the unique features of the house landscape in this area. This house is used to be a samurai house.



Artistic ceiling lights, made of different materials such as paper, glasses, bamboo, etc.


Chiffon cake with iced coffee (and a unique wooden fork!)

Oops, I should have ordered their specialty zenzai (only realized later on). It was a sunny day and just couldn’t resist ordering a cold drink.

Mr. Wada’s choice; matcha parfait with azuki (sweetened red beans) and (shiratama) sticky rice balls


So happy to get the window seat! Checking every corner of the cafe while recalling the scenes in the TV show.

Fully enjoyed the house and their food!



Name 蒲生茶廊 ZENZAI(ぜんざい)

2425 Kamigyutoku, Kamoo-cho, Aira-shi, Kagoshima

Business Hours 11:00 – 17:00
Closed: Mondays
Contact 0995-52-1164
Website http://kamouzenzai.com/



I was worried that it might be crowded during the holidays, but it turned out alright, we didn’t have to wait long. It was actually a good thing we visited late in the afternoon to enjoy a relaxing time. It would have been nice also to explore the neighborhood.


Cozy cafe moyau in Okayama

cafe mayau okayama

Hi there, it’s Mrs. Wada back on duty. I would like to share a Kominka Cafe called cafe moyau in Okayama City this time.

Cozy cafe moyau in Okayama

It is a kominka (traditional Japanese house) cafe located downtown Okayama, quite close to Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle. Location-wise it is super convenient for tourists. It would be nice to sit and chill out for the entire afternoon sometime, would it?


A nice wooden house with western interior.


It’s got nice tatami seats upstairs as well.


The window seat is always the best.


So it’s just across from Korakuen Garden. Watching the river makes you forget all the bad thoughts and stress…for a moment.


Drinks with a crumble cake in unique plate and cups.


Let’s call it a day,



Name cafe moyau
Access 1-10-2 Izushi-cho, Kitaku, Okayama-shi
Business Hours 11:30-24:00
Contact 086-227-2872
Website http://www.cafe-moyau.com/



If you are seeking a calm and relaxing afternoon, this would be it. Please take a visit and share your thoughts!

See you around!