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[Special taste!]: Enjoy Kure Kaigun-san/Sailor’s Coffee

[Special taste!]: Enjoy Kure Kaigun-san/Sailor’s Coffee

As you enter Kure Naka-dori Street, you will notice the aroma of fragrant coffee wafting through the air. Subaru Coffee, renowned for Kaigun-san Coffee* [Sailor’s Coffee], is one of the stores I always visit when I go to Kure. *Kure was once famous for housing part of Japan’s kaigun [navy].
Surely, I stopped by with my Taiwanese friend this autumn. We enjoyed talking with the shop staff while sampling the coffee of the day.

All of the coffee beans on display are roasted at the head store in Kure.
Subaru Coffee’s system of selling by weight has not changed since its founding in 1959.
Feel free to ask the staff about the coffee selection.

Honestly, I have a problem with buying too many souvenirs for my friends.
They have over 40 varieties of fresh produce bags!
All the packages are colorful and look delicious, with the country of origin clearly labeled.
Even more surprising is that all manufacturing is done in-store.
They also offer takeout coffee, cafe au lait, and juice!

Kaigun-san Coffee [Sailor’s Coffee]

The Yamato was the world’s largest battleship and was constructed at the Kure Naval Shipyard. It is said that the sailors of the former Imperial Navy aboard the Yamato drank Kaigun-san Coffee in secret.
The founder spent many years perfecting it, relying on accounts of those involved who described it as having a scent reminiscent of the earth.
Experience the nostalgic and trendy flavor and aroma!

Subaru Coffee, Kure
Place: 2-5-3 Nakadori, Kure, Hiroshima
Phone: 0120-02-7730
Business hours: 9:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday
Parking: None

https://www.subarucoffee.co.jp/ (You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)

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Explore Kure while riding an e-bike!



Konnichiwa! My name is Anne.
I live in a port town called Kure City, 40 minutes by car from Hiroshima City.
We have many beautiful islands. There is an abundance of seafood and fruits.
The place is surrounded by sea and mountains. You can experience walking on narrow streets, hiking on mountains and even climbing stairs.
Strolling around the town is also enjoyable.
You will surely find your own Seto Inland Sea trip here!