Trial Superstore (map)
Trial a 24 hour supermarket near the big intersection when heading towards Miyakonojo. It sells everything from fruits and vegetables to light weight furniture.

Sankyū Super Market (map)
This market has everything under one roof (supermarket, drugstore, mister donuts, clothing, 100円 store etc). Sankyu also has a liquor store next to it called Beri Much. On route 221 to Takaharu heading out of Kobayashi.

Coop (map)
This is another everything under one roof store. It’s roughly 200m from the intersection of 221 and 268 where the Tsutsumi Joyfull is, heading toward Ebino.

Shoei Farmer’s Market (map)
A good place to pick up fruit and vegetables, meat, and fish, Shoei Farmer’s Market is a smallish supermarket. It’s on 221 from Kobayashi to Takaharu.

Hyakushōmura (map)
The best place for fresh fruit and vegetables, Hyakushoumura sells the mostly local seasonal products. It’s in front of Mac’s Jeans House on route 268.

Mori Drug Store (map)
Mori is on route 268 on the left heading toward Miyazaki city. Open until 10pm, it’s a pharmacist that also stocks basic supermarket and liquor products. There is another Mori’s located about 300m from the Station heading towards Ebino.

Konan Supermarket
Konan is on the right heading toward Ebino on 221 in Honmachi. Located roughly 200m from the station, the supermarket is open until 10pm.

Cosumosu Drug Store (map)
Cosumosu is very similar to  Drug Store Mori but the range will vary at both places. It’s located on the left of the bypass heading towards Ebino (which runs parallel with route 221), roughly 400m past the Tsutsumi Joyfull.  There’s another Cosumosu next to Sankyu.

Marumiya supermarket (map)
This supermarket is on route 268 heading toward Miyazaki, past Uniqlo on the left.

Plasse Daiwa Department Store
There is two department stores in the Kobayashi area, one close to the station and one in Kyomachi, Ebino. The one in Kobayashi has been transformed into a D-Rex, which is a discount supermarket that sells almost everything. The best ¥100 shop is in there, too. The other one in Ebino features a grocery store, fabric store, some clothing stores, bakery, and a ¥100 shop. Some furniture and bedding can be bought there.

Nafco (map)
If you need to build a bar or have another building project this is the place to go! It’s on 221 heading toward Takaharu on the left. They also sell some grocery items as well as household goods.

Second Hand Store
There is a recycle (second hand) shop on route 221 heading toward Ebino on the right about a 10 minutes drive from the Kobayashi train station. They sell furniture.

Yamada Denki (map), Best Denki(map) and K’s Denki (map)
For electronics, these three places are your best bet. On Route 268 heading towards Miyazaki, all three stores are lined up along the right with each store about 300m from the next one. Shop around as they’ll drop the prices if you tell them what the other store is offering. Yamada and K’s Denki offer point cards while Best Denki doesn’t. According to locals, K’s Denki has the best service.

Uniqlo (map) and Mac’s Jeans House (map)
Again on Route 268, these two clothing stores stock accessible sizes that accommodate western heights and figures. Uniqlo is great for finding both work clothes and casual clothes, while Mac’s is more casual.

Shimamura Clothing Store (map)
A reasonably cheap clothing store located next to Marumiya.

Tsutaya (map)
Tsutaya sell books and CD’s and offer video rentals. They’re located about 100m from Kobayashi Station.

Geo (map)
Geo is  another video rental store on 221 about 500m from the Tsutsumi Joyfull. They also sell CD’s and games.