This post has two parts. The first is a map of just Shimonoseki City’s cafes. The second part features cafes I’ve visited in different cities in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Part 1: Shimonoseki City Map
This is a map of independent cafes in Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is based off of the Shimonoseki Saten Map (Japanese), which is available online.
Shimonoseki is worth stopping over if you are on your way to Fukuoka using a JR Pass. There is the Karato Fish Market for fresh value sushi and pufferfish (fugu), the local specialty. It is open daily until 3pm. It is lively and much more spacious than Tokyo’s Tsukiji. Try something from every stall and take it outside to picnic by the sea, where you can see Kyushu just across the bay!
The list includes third-wave espresso bars, drip / pour-over roasters, and a handful of independent lifestyle cafes. I also feature in-depth posts on cafes every week. You can check the homepage for more!
*Note: You can load this map onto your Google Maps App on your Android Phone and iPhone. Japanese addresses are easier to search, which is why I have left them as Japanese.
THE SHORT LIST*
*Not indicative of quality. These are the local ones I’d visited in my travel around the area.
Closest Famous Sites:Miyajima Island, Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋)
Good For: Pour-over / hand-drip coffee, snacks / desserts, hangouts & catching up, spacious tables for work but no WiFi
1 Chome-10-3 Imazumachi, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
テ740-0017 山口県岩国市今津町1-10-3 ［JR岩国駅より徒歩8分］
Closest Famous Sites:Karato Fish Market, Akama Shrine
Good For: Afternoon tea (and coffee), desserts, lunch, dinner, evening drinks (as a pub), hangouts & catching up
4−11 Karatocho, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Closest Famous Sites:Hagi Old City & Ceramic studios
Good For: Pour-over / hand-drip coffee, snacks / desserts, hangouts & catching up, spacious tables for work and spotty Japan Free WiFi
2-32 Gofukumachi, Hagi-Shi, Yamaguchi
Closest Famous Sites: Hagi Old City & Ceramic studios
Good For: Pour-over / hand-drip coffee, snacks / desserts, beer, hangouts & catching up, tables and second floor to work, WiFi available
92 Karahimachi, Hagi, Yamaguchi