Koi Cafe Yusuikan is an old private house cafe, the café serves a variety of Shimabara specialties such as kanzarashi and coffee made from spring water, the café is also a place where visitors can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of an old private house.

Visitors can also try their hand at making Shimabara’s famous Kanzarashi sweets by making reservations.

A valuable preserved house that gives visitors an insight into the Showa Period

Shimabara Yusuikan is located in the center of the “Carp Swimming Town, it is a one-story wooden house with a tiled roof built in the early Showa period and designated as a Tangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government. Shimabara City restored it to its original appearance between 2003 and 2005. It was named “Yusuikan” (spring water museum) so that visitors can use it to enjoy Shimabara’s spring water tours.

The house is made of toga wood, and the layout, transoms, shoin (drawing room), and other features make it a valuable preservation house that gives visitors an insight into the Showa period. The house is open free of charge for tourists visiting Shimabara to take a rest and relax. (*Cafe menu is available for a fee.)

Various souvenirs and goods are available.

We also have a variety of goods from the “Haikara-san coming through” program, in which you can try on a kimono at Shimabara Castle, Kanzarashi powder, the ingredient used to make shiratama (white balls) for “Kanzarashi,” a local dish of Shimabara City that can also be enjoyed at our store, We also have a variety of other products such as confectionaries and cosmetic goods that are packed with the charm of Shimabara.



2-122 Shinmachi, Shimabara-shi, Nagasaki

Opening hours

9:00~18:00(Opening hours)
10:00~16:30 (Menu serving hours)


No holidays



Parking lot

Not available

Number of seats

Table for 4/3 seats
Table for 2/7 seats



  • Coffee
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Koi Yaki

7 min. walk from Reigaoka Koen Gyokan Station
About 10 minutes walk from Shimabara Station