Recommended Restaurant in Nichinan City: Sakura Chaya (城下さくら茶屋)

Recommended Restaurant in Nichinan City: Sakura Chaya (???????)

Hola amigos! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share a nice restaurant in Nichinan City, Miyazaki, called Sakura Chaya.

Recommended Restaurant in Nichinan City: Sakura Chaya (城下さくら茶屋)

It is located right on the main street of the Obi area where nice traditional houses stand (our liking!).


The path to the restaurant is tricky. I first entered a wrong store from left. However, there is a camouflaged (small) door on the right! Watch closely.


Now we successfully entered the store. The waitress (madam) recommended us seafood since her husband is a fisherman or he is a member of the fisherman association, etc. Anyway it sounds good. We got maguro-don (tuna sashimi on rice) and fish noodles (Nichinan’s local food. Literary noodles made of fish meat).

Yummy. I see some menu, like grilled fish, that is only 500 yen. I have to say it is all reasonable.



Sakura Chaya (城下さくら茶屋)
Access 6-7-1 Obi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken
Business Hours

9:00 – 17:00

Closed: Thursdays

Contact 090-4483-2626
Website  (in JP)



How do you find it? Food was pretty good! I suppose the only con is it less than ten seats. Well, not a big deal unless you are with a big group. It’s really nice to taste local cuisine, isn’t it? Please stop by if you get a chance.

See you around!

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!