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Update : February 5, 2019

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Characteristics of Sweet Potatoes




  • Being the largest producer of sweet potatoes in Japan, Kagoshima is the “Land of Sweet Potatoes”
  • Besides being sold fresh for consumption, they are also used as ingredients for distilling shochu liquor, processed food, etc.
  • The subtle sweetness and simple flavor is what makes them popular
  • It is a healthy and delicious food with lots of dietary fiber




Sweet potato field at the foot of Mt. Kaimon (Satsuma Fuji)

 

A Wide Array of Sweet Potato Products

There is a wide variety of sweet potato products such as sweet potato pies, pudding, caramel candy, wine, noodles, etc.

You can purchase them here!

Satsumaimo no Yakata (Satsuma-Imo Industrial Promotion Cooperative) Kagoshima Branch

6-28 Higashisengoku-cho, Kagoshima City
TEL: 099-239-4865
FAX: 099-239-4862
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm
Closed On: 31 Dec - 1 Jan
Area Map (external link)


Satsumaimo no Yakata (Satsuma-Imo Industrial Promotion Cooperative) Tokyo Branch

Kagoshima Yurakukan, 1F Chiyoda Building, 1-6-4 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3580-8821
FAX: 03-3580-8823
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm (10:00am - 7:00pm on weekends and public holidays)
Closed On: 31 Dec - 3 Jan
Area Map (external link)

Satsumaimo no Yakata (Satsuma-Imo Industrial Promotion Cooperative) Osaka Branch

1F Osaka Kagin Building, 2-5-11 Aduchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
TEL: 06-6210-3161
FAX: 06-6210-3171
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm (10: 00am - 7:00pm on weekends and public holidays)
Area Map (external link)

 

Agricultural Policy Division, TEL: 099-286-3194