“Why in this town?”, asked at each store. The reasons are various like the atmosphere and the lush greenery. Even though, the reason would still be the same one.
They love this town and are attracted by this town. The new breeze they create there. Why not feel the breeze and take a walk?
The aroma of coffee wafting out from the second floor of an apartment. The new place for a “moving” man
3po café .home
Huh? The owner seems familiar from somewhere … That’s right, he is Mr. Masataka Ueno who had originally operated a mobile cafe using an old Volkswagen Beetle. According to him, the new place which was renovated from a room of an old apartment is “the most comfortable place for him”. The carefully selected coffee beans and Fire King’s cups and plates. He seems to st...
The tea guide at an old folk house
Tsukitoji (a tea store)
Once opening the sliding door of the historical building in the end of a narrow alley between folk houses, customers are welcomed with the owner, Ms. Yoko Uemura’s calm smile. Many black and herb teas are lined up in the store with relaxing music. Even if you can’t make up your mind, don’t worry. Ms. Uemura will kindly give you advice about flavors, aromas, drinkin...
“The sky in the window” and “the bean on the shelf” warm your heart up
Grocer’s Store + cafe Soramame
At the store are mainly dry foods like beans, tea, and seaweeds are sold. The owner is a cheerful lady, Ms. Kyoko Fujimaru. Like her word, “I select products very, very carefully”, in the store are all healthy foods. The popular products are seasonal foods and her home-made foods like breads using wild yeast and Enokidake mushrooms dried in the sun.
The cafe by th...
The warmth of hand overflowing from the dishes. The dishes which makes life rich.
The owner, Ms. Mika Yamauchi keeping a smile on her face says she started the store since she met a “fateful coffee cup”.
At Haru are simple and warm plateware and general goods selected by her. She purchases works of artists in Kyushu and Hiroshima. Each unique work is displayed like at a gallery. Gazing at these will make customers almost forget about the time.
A quiet hair salon near a park. It is only your “promised place”.
Yakusoku no Basyo
The Yakusoku no Basyo is a private hair salon which grants ladies’ wish to stay beautiful. The owner, Ms. Aya Kobayashi says, ”I want customers to come to my salon as if they went home.” She herself has two children. Since there is a play area for children, some customers come with their families. The comfortable time which she, a housewife and mother, can creates ...
The flower shop of the town is a relaxing TOKOLO (place).
TOKOLO Flower & Cafe
This flower shop proposes gifts and bridal goods using flowers. The owner, Mr. Masato Goto carefully selects mainly eye-catching and enjoyable flowers. Hoping “flower lovers can have a nice long talk at TOKOLO (place) where they gather” He made a space for dinning at the store (Fridays and Saturdays only). Flower lessons are also held. Why not spend a relaxing time...