Enjoy a quiet and comfortable time
savoring the food and natural charms of Shibushi!

The area is surrounded by the vast sea and greenery of Mother Nature, and its climate is very warm with an annual average temperature above 16°C.For such a quiet and comfortable place, Shibushi is also easy to access.It is about 1 and a half hours by car from Kagoshima Airport or Miyazaki Airport.The Umezawa, a family that runs a pimento farm and a guest house and loves the town very much, are our guides to the area. They showed us the many highlights of Shibushi, including an amusement park, a hotel on a cape, and a treasure trove of food, such as eels, shochu, and fresh fruit.

A resort hotel with a splendid view of Shibushi Bay down below.

A hotel built at the top of Daguri Cape, which overlooks Shibushi Bay. The interior was built in the style of a Mediterranean resort, producing a relaxing atmosphere. The large bath with a great view of the ocean is healing. Enjoy an extraordinary time listening to the gentle sound of waves.

There is a grand view of the sun rising from the ocean.

People’s lodge Boruberiadaguri
203, Natsui, Shibushi-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima

Most of the rides are original. Even grown-ups can enjoy returning to the innocence of childhood.

The unique rides and attractions, including a Ferris wheel that gives a sweeping view over Shibushi Bay, is mainly composed equipment of originally designed by the company running the park. The attractions which you cannot experience in other places and the nostalgic atmosphere let not only children, but also adults, enjoy returning to a child’s state of mind. The pool with a thrilling water slide is open in summer.

Lose track of time playing with adults and children in a home-like atmosphere.

Dagurimisaki amusement park
211-2, Natsui, Shibushi-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima
Open:10:00 - 17:00
Closed on Tuesday

Excellent, organic eels are grown with time and labor.

Delicious organic unadon, which uses eels grown without antibiotics or other unnecessary interventions in the abundant ground water at Yamadasuisan eel farm, is served at this restaurant. Eels grilled over a charcoal fire taste rich and soft. At the annexed direct sales depot, you can buy various local products including eels.

1286-8, Shibushi, Shibushi-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima
Open:11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 20:00 (Direct sales depot 10:00 - 18:00)
Closed on Monday (Open on holidays, followed by a Tuesday closing)

Local shochu, which has long been loved in Shibushi, is brewed.

Wakashiosyuzou offers its locally produced shochu, born in the southern land of Shibushi. You can explore the storehouse named “Senkokugura”, a tunnel-like storeroom for aging where the taste of shochu becomes deeper and gentler. At the shop, where you can casually sample the shochu, there are all the brewery’s brands including Satsuma-shirowakashio, a favorite of the local people.

Since the liquors of this brewery are so tasty,everyone is pleased when I give them as a present.

Wakashio Brewery
215, Anraku, Shibushi-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima
Open:09:00 - 16:00
Closed on Sunday and national holiday (irregularly closed on Saturday)

You can eat as much as you want including delicious sweets using fresh fruits!

A popular buffet where you can eat foods made of various locally produced ingredients. Among the eat-as-much-as-you-like food items, there are unique and delicate sweets made by Tomohito Yoshitome, who has worked as a patissier chef at a famous hotel in Fukuoka. It is very popular among women, because you can eat sweets, like cakes using fresh seasonal fruit, to your heart’s content.

Road Station Matsuyama
1526-1, Shinbashi, Matsuyama-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima
Open:10:50 - 14:00 (L.O.), 17:30 - 20:00 (L.O.)
Open throughout the year (Dinner time is open only on Saturday and Sunday.)

Experience the breathtaking natural scenery.A spot like an unexplored region in Shibushi.

After passing through an approach covered with moss, there is the valley that features Gyohaigan (rocks which look like fish’s back). Immersed in the experience of hearing the flowing river, jumping over rocks, and just being in the middle of all the flourishing greenery thriving on the river’s banks, you can truly feel the mysterious beauty of nature. One of Shibushi’s mystic spots, where you can take a moment to lose yourself in the timeless scenery.

Todoro Valley
Shibushi, Kagoshima
TEL:099-474-1111 (Shibushi municipal office)

Creative cuisine made with tea leaves

Shibushi is also known as a center of tea production. You can taste unique, creative dishes made with locally produced tea leaves here. You can enjoy foods full of goodness in a space where jazz is played. At the annexed stand, they sell tea leaves and tea bags.

1203-7, Harada, Ariake-cho, Shibushi, Kagoshima
TEL:0120-464-300 (Reservation on the day before is required.)
Open:11:00 - 16:00
Closed on Monday (Open on a holiday, succeeded by a Tuesday closing)

Enjoy a graceful trip on a newly-built, high-class ferry.

It is also recommended to return slowly by Sunflower ferry after visiting Shibushi by Peach. The new ship, which will debut this spring and summer, provides top-quality, comfortable space.

Ferry Sunflower