MAPCODE for car park : 675 426 393*78

Minatoya is a Keihan (Chicken rice) specialty restaurant located in the northern part of Amami Oshima, which was founded in 1946. Minatoya is one of the top 5000 restaurants on Tabelog, a famous Japanese gourmet site similar to Yelp!. With a total of 900,000 restaurants in Japan, Minatoya is in the top 0.1% of restaurants in all of Japan. The first owner arranged the traditional Keihan, which looked like cooked rice and created the current style of eating rice with ingredients and chicken soup. Today, it is the originator of Keihan, a typical local dish of Amami Oshima. The chicken used for ""Keihan"" is only locally safe and secure chicken. In order to make a delicious soup that is rich but has no odor, it is important to use fresh chicken and to stew it slowly over a simmering fire while removing the lye and excess fat. At this restaurant, only the soup made that day is used. The restaurant is open only during lunchtime and will close as soon as the soup runs out, so if you want to eat it, we recommend that you go early.

The parking lot is next to the store along Route 602, and there is a chicken statue that makes it easy to find.

Opening hours: 11: 00-15:00
It will end as soon as the soup runs out. Please note that we are not open during the night hours.
Open all year round.

About 45 minutes by car or 30km from/to Nazeko Town in the center of Amami Oshima.
About 8 minutes by car or 5km from/to the Amami Airport.

Opening Hours
Average Staying Time
45 minutes
Parking fee
Admission fee
Monthly Recommend Rate

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If you have 2 days and 1 night, we invite you to explore the suburbs of Fukuoka. You have three main destinations suggested like Kitakyushu/Shionoseki, Takeo/Ureshino and very famous Onsen towns such as Yufuin/Beppu which are worth checking out. It is recommended for travelers who do not dispose of much time but who would not only want to visit Fukuoka City but also other places. However, 2 Days and 1 Night is very limited and we highly recommend to at least choose route with 3 days and 2 nights, or longer if you can. Additionally, it is risky to take a flight or bullet train after returning your car as external environment concerns can happen and can't be predicted. This is why we would advise to stay one night at Fukuoka.

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4609AmamiAmamireturn_tripbusy280 km¥ 0check

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