Korean food supermarket Yesmart opens its first Kagoshima store in AEON TOWN Aira

PUBLISHED Aug 28, 2023

Exterior view of the store

On August 11, the Korean food supermarket Yesmart opened its doors on the first floor of AEON TOWN Aira East Block in Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture.

The supermarket chain operates 25 stores nationwide. While it has seven stores in Kyushu and Okinawa, this marks its first entry into Kagoshima Prefecture. Within the store, it has set up sections for Korean food, seasonings, confectionery, and Korean cosmetics. The store offers a wide variety of bagged and cup instant noodles, including ramen that replicates the Korean dish Yukgaejang and spicy ramen yakisoba series.

The refrigerated section is lined with items, such as kimchi and gochujang (Korean red chili paste), and it also offers a diverse range of drinks, including fruit pulp-infused beverage “Bon Bon” and chamisul (Korean soju). Other items include Hatdog with Cheese, a Korean street food snack that can be heated in a microwave, and ICE TALK, a flavored drink served in a glass filled with ice. The Korean cosmetics section provides moisturizing face sheet masks and body care products.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Confectionery section

  • Drink section

  • Example of face masks