If you were to hear about a locally famous hotel, you might imagine a manager who is a well known character in the community. Hotel and Residence Nanshukan is just such a place with Mr Hashimoto running things and buzzing the town.
Located near to Yamakataya department store, and close to the statue of Saigo, the legendary historical figure of the region, here you will also spot the blue hotel sign outside the front entrance of the Nanshukan building.
A big attraction of Nanshukan is the good food it serves. And Kurokuma is the signature dish the hotel is most highly regarded for – a Shabu Shabu style hotpot dish that was a prize winner at the national hotpot championships. The ingredients for the dish include locally produced black pork and vegetables cooked in a large iron pot, of which following tradition Mr Hashimoto inherited from his father.
It’s a tasty dish and also fun to watch being prepared as staff pour the stock from a kettle and stir in the ingredients. It also brings a lively atmosphere to the restaurant when customers are enjoying the Kurokama hotpot show at their table in the evenings. It’s on the Nanshukan breakfast menu too which was recently awarded at a breakfast event held by Rakuten Travel.
Also popular with customers is the complimentary Shochu server near to the reception desk, it’s often a pleasant surprise for guests who stop to sample a glass of fine local Shochu.
Kurokama hotpot is also served at many events across Kagoshima as arranged by Mr Hashimoto. Just ask people in the Tenmonkan about Nanshukan they are likely to mention his name. He’ll often be seen out at events socialising, and having made so many connections over the years knows well about places to visit anytime.
So have fun at Nanshukan, go out and explore Tenmonkan or enjoy Kurokuma hotpot at the hotel restaurant. Just ask Mr Hashimoto if you need a good tip on where to go!
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