There are many interesting shops at Tenmonkan area of Kagoshima City, Japan.
Tenmonkan shopping area is the bustling downtown of Kagoshima City.
At the era when Kagoshima was called “Satsuma” in the 19th century, astronomical observatory stoods at the area. The Japanese word of astronomy is Tenmon. This is the origin of the name of the area.
Following markers indicate interesting shops and restaurants which are famous among local people at Tenmonkan. I visit the each place to make reports for you. Please click the marker to see my report!
Recommend Spots at Tenmonkan
- Mori-no-kazoku（Organic Vegetable Lunch）
- Yamakataya Shokudo（Fried noodle）
- Hananoki Farm Lab（Hot Dog）
- Mujaki（Shirokuma Shaved Ice）
- Yanagawa Himuro（Shaved Ice）
- Sabo Kakashi（Japanese Sweet）
- Tenmonkan Doughnut
- Backen（inside of Hotel Mate）
Let’s walk Tenmonkan!
I walked through Tenmonkan’s arcade street which runs the middle of Tenmonkan are (from tram stop “Tenmonkan-dori” to Terukuni Shrine)
At the first crossroad after you enter Tenmonkan Arcade Street, you will find the “Kagoshima Local Food Market (Kagoshima Tokusanhin Shijo)”. The market sells famous product of each local area of Kagoshima Prefecture. This is the good spot to buy souvenirs.
Scenery of Tenmonkan
Tenmonkan street viewed from the tram at the weekend.
One day I found an interesting TV screen at the Tenmonkan.
Recommend Hotel of Tenmonkan
The price is reasonable. The hotel stands in the middle of Tenmonkan. My family loves to eat delicious bread of the restaurant “Backen” in the Hotel Mate.
Access to Tenmonkan
・Tram : Board “tram for Kagoshima Station” at Kagoshima Chuo Station and get off at stop “Tenmonkan-dori” (6 minutes).
・Bus：Board “Kagoshima City View Bus” (water front course) and get off at “Tenmonkan” (5-10 minutes).