Suooshima Island, ‘the Hawaii of the Seto Inland Sea’, is home to café Misaki.
Targeted at grown-ups and located in a perfect location that offers lovely views of the Seto Inland Sea, it’s a relaxed resort café that plays jazz and bossanova music.
As you enter the café, you’ll notice that the side facing the sea is covered in windows that let sunlight seep in, and give lovely views of the Seto Inland Sea stretching out to the horizon.
Those who want to make the most of the beautiful view, head to the open deck! Here you can enjoy a cup of fragrant coffee while enjoying the sea breeze. It’s a piece of luxury unique to island resort cafés like this.
While the food menu changes with the season, curry is the most popular dish! Usually the menu offers at least 7 different varieties from the staple keema curry to seafood curry made with local island bounty, among others. I enjoy a hot bowl of curry while gazing at the sea. They go together so well.
The menu also has a wide variety of desserts. The dishes made with seasonal fruits are amazing.
Ms. Masako Hamamura, the owner of the shop, just loves Hawaii.
“Actually my twin sister lives in Hawaii. It’s quite funny because I live on an island called the Hawaii of the Seto Inland Sea. I wanted to make a place where grown-ups could enjoy their free time in the atmosphere of a tropical island resort, so 12 years ago I opened this café at this location. If you visit Suooshima Island, do come by. I look forward to seeing you!”
Right next to the café there is a waiting area covered with wild grass. When the café is crowded, you can wait your turn out here and relax while admiring the sea.
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Oidemase! Come to Yamaguchi!
Location: Sea Wind Resort Kuka, Suooshima-cho, Oshima district, Yamaguchi prefectureOpen: Weekdays 11:00-18:00 (Last orders at 17:30) Sat, Sun & National holidays 11:00-19:30 (Last orders at 19:00)
Closed: Mondays & Tuesday (If either day is a national holiday, the café is open.)
HP: http://cafemisaki.com (Japanese)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Caf%C3%A9-Misaki-899110950117032/?fref=ts (Japanese)
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Masafumi Fujimoto
Masafumi Fujimoto Hi there! My name is Masafumi Fujimoto. Until the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, I was engaged in editing production at an advertising company in Tokyo. However, the earthquake was a turning point in my life and I headed home to Yamaguchi. When I arrived, I was extremely energized and motivated to help revitalize the region, but I had a hard time adjusting to the motivation level of the local people. Around that time I met an elderly lady who said: "It doesn't matter if all the people move away from the island; that's just the nature of things. Someday people will come back again." Lessening the tension I’d been feeling, those few words relieved me hugely, and I was able to finally adjust. Since then, I've been involved in writing and editing magazines, and working in advertisement production, as well as doing a little bit of farming. I also spend time walking around Setouchi searching for the many, many voices out there.
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