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Nightlife


Buzz-R
buzz-r.net
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Yamanokuchi 9-39 Nichibiru 3F
鹿児島県鹿児島市山之口町9-39ニチビル 3F
Buzz-R is mostly frequented by men in their 20s-50s. It’s the largest (space wise) of the gay bars here, and not really much of a dancing venue (although they do have karaoke). They also host monthly nomihoudai events, and other events throughout the year for festivals, holidays, and birthdays, etc. The staff is friendly and accommodating, although some basic Japanese competency is recommended.

Men Only
Open: 21:00-?
Closed: Sundays


Ken’s Bar
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Yamanokuchi 10-17 Taguchi Building 2F
鹿児島県鹿児島市山之口10-17 田口ビル 2F
Ken’s Bar is geared towards a slightly older crowd (think late 20s ~ 40s). It features a small bar with two tables in the back. Ken is an older guy, very jolly, and likes to play matchmaker (mostly for the Japanese guests). The vibe is fairly low key, but the conversation is usually good.
Ken is welcoming, but doesn’t speak English. The bar is quite small to be prepared to be cramped.

Men Only
Open: 21:00-?


Kap
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Yamanokuchi 10-5 Chiyo building 5F
鹿児島県鹿児島市山之口町10-5 千代ビル 5F
Typically filled with salarymen and other men in their 30s ~ 40s. Music playing is usually dance/electronic. The vibe is similar to Ken’s Bar, but a little more modern. Hiroshi (the Master) is easy to talk to and pretty funny.
Kap is welcoming and has decent service. Hiroshi speaks some English, but will generally speak mostly Japanese if there are other customers around.

Men Only
Open: 21:00-4:00
Closed: Mondays


Sora
No contact info listed (sorry!)
Sora is owned by an older Japanese same-sex couple. The clientele are generally older salarymen (median age usually around 45-50). It’s decorated with a lot of bear/cub-type art and kitsch.
Both the masters are really nice men, and the bar focuses on the bear niche.

Men Only
Weekday: 19:00-1:00
Weekend: 19:00-2:00
Closed: Sundays


Fairytail/Fairytale
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Yamanokuchi 9-29 Nichibiru 4F
鹿児島県鹿児島市山之口町9-39ニチビル4階
Fairytail/Fairytale is a mixed bar for both men and women, found on the floor above BUZZ-R. The room is pretty big and features a small bar and some seating.
Foreigners are definitely welcome, but Ichigo (the Master) doesn’t speak any English (though he claims that he studies it).

Mixed
Open: 19:00-?
Closed: Not listed


Lollipop
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Yamanokuchi 8-34 Unokibiru 4F
鹿児島県鹿児島市山之口町8-34 ウノキビル 4F
Lollipop is decorated like a mix between Candyland and a Toystore, and is pretty large for a Kagoshima bar. The drinks are generally more expensive here. It’s frequented by a generally younger crowd (20s ~ early 30s).

Lollipop is a mixed bar on weekdays.
It becomes a men-only bar on Fridays, Saturdays, and days before public holidays.

Open: 21:00-?


Koguma
鹿児島県鹿児島市樋之口町10-18 角玉別館 2F
Bar with a bear vibe.

Open: 18:30-1:30.

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Palm’s Bar
鹿児島県鹿児島市千日町14-8 真砂ビル 4F
A gay bar for 20s-40s.

Open: 20:00-2:00.

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Miscellaneous


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