Shopping Spots in Nagano Area

  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
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    4.0
    1400 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa
    A gigantic shopping mall and virtual landmark in Karuizawa. With a total of seven parking areas, shoppers visiting by car are encouraged to look up which stores they are most interested in before choosing where to park. In addition to fashion brands, the mall also contains a shop selling Karuizawa sweets and jams, making it the perfect place to pick up a few souvenirs as well. Children can play to their hearts’ content in the spacious outdoor kids park.

    This outlet mall is situated just in front of shinkansen station and very accesible. The mall is very huge with many brand stores selling outlet items. The price is very reasonable for some brands...

  • SUWA GARASUNOSATO
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    3.5
    86 Reviews
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    Nagano Suwa-shi Toyoda 2400-7
    Standing on the bank of Lake Suwa, this art museum can be identified by its triangular roof. Displaying numerous delicate and highly emotional pieces by noted glass artists from countries around the world, the museum's standing exhibition changes seasonally. In one of the largest glass blowing workshops in the country, visitors can try activities such as glassblowing, candle making, and making glass beads. In the adjoining glass shop, there are a variety of accessories, tableware, and other glass items available for purchase which are also fun just to look at. The facility's bakery and restaurant, offering a sweeping view of Lake Suwa, is also recommended.

    単なるガラス製品のお土産屋さんかと思って入ったら、体験教室もあり、子供たちも参加できる。ガラス製品に限らず、一般的なお土産もあり、しばらく時間が使える。買い物の後はガラス張りのレストランで諏訪湖を見ながら飲むお茶もまたおいしい。旅に来たなって感じ。

  • Tateshina Jiyu Noen (Haramura Shop)
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwagunharamura Kamisato 18101-1
    A farmer's market standing along the Yatsugatake Echo Line in Kamisato, Hara Village, Suwa County. Hara Village produces the most celery of any place in Japan, and here you can purchase local celery as well as fresh, seasonal alpine fruits and vegetables grown at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake; rice; dairy products; meat; processed foods; local liquors; and souvenirs.

    訪れた週末は、みぞれ混じりの寒い早春で、野菜はまだあまりないかなと思ってましたが、結構ありました。 サラダ春菊やルッコラ、ほうれん草、クレソン、山菜などを籠に入れました。一束の量が多いのが嬉しいです。 また柑橘類も結構出ていて、買いました。買った和風グレープフルーツはグレープフルーツゼリーみたいで、美味しかったです。

  • Karuizawa Hotchi Ichiba
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Hocchi 2564-1
    Karuizawa Hotchi Ichiba is a shop which sells agricultural produce from Karuizawa. Chiefly they sell branded vegetables like Karuizawa Kirishita vegetables and other products such as processed foods and other goods. There’s also a restaurant where you can get some Shinshu specialties. In the cafe restaurant run by the local cheese factory you can try some local food and cheese dishes. The tofu shop sells sugar-free drinking tofu which is a popular tofu sweet. As well as a spacious lawn and event space they also have a cooking room where you can have a go at making soba noodles. Advance reservations are necessary for soba making classes.

    Asama-yamas great view, this location is one of the best places to view Mt. Asama in Karuizawa area. With combination to visit to Lake Resort Garden nearby this market is very recommendable for...

  • Harunire Terrace
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 2148
    Located in a commercial facility that serves as the entrance to the Hoshino Area in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture, the concept of this store is “everyday Karuizawa.” Taking on the role as the hot spring town for Hoshino Onsen Tombo-no-Yu, it features 15 stores that include restaurants and shops. Inside the facility which features a wood deck construction and nine buildings is a space full of abundant scenery that incorporates a grove of more than 100 Japanese elm trees which had been growing there naturally. There are also book cafes and unique miscellaneous good shops, and visitors can experience the vacation home life that is typical of Karuizawa.
  • Sake Storehouse Art Museum Gallery Tamamura Honten
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 1163
    Sake Storehouse Art Museum Gallery Tamamura Honten, which provides free sake tasting and tasting for two types of beer for a fee, is an art gallery in a brewery that was partly renovated 150 years ago. The exhibits feature a collection of paintings created over generations by the Sato family that runs the brewery. The works of Shinsui Ito, Heihachiro Fukuda, Kayo Yamaguchi, and Shoko Uemura are the main features. It’s about 30 minutes by car from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi Interchange on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway.

    Tamamura Honten Brewery is located in Yamanouchi and this location is very close to the Snow Monkey Park - you can combine both visits as they are rather close to each other. The brewery is in the...

  • JA Farmer's Market Oranche
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Nakanoshi Kusama 1543-5
    This store is on Prefectural Route 29 in Kusama, Nakano City. They offer agricultural products like fresh, local vegetables, fruit, and flowers, as well as finished products, souvenirs, and more. Every day they hold a popular 100-yen market with vegetables picked fresh that morning. Don't miss the free mushroom soup.

    いつもスキーに行くとよる直売所。昔から安かったが、このごろは100円均一で品物が出ており、ここでキノコを買ってくる。大量に買い、日干してストック。また、りんごも選り取りで安い。キノコ汁がサービスで飲める。

  • Swan Garden Azumino
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Toyoshinaminamihotaka 1115
    A shopping mall located close to the Azumino Interchange on the Nagano Expressway in Toyoshinaminamihotaka, Azumino City. The shopping mall is host to Japanese Azumido, a shop which sells local oyaki dumplings and pickles; Japanese confectionary shops; restaurants; interior design shops; an outdoor goods store; and a large bookstore.

    安曇野インターからすぐです。レストランやファーストフードからファッションなどさまざまなお店が集まっています。

  • Tsuruya Karuizawa Branch
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 2707
    This is the Karuizawa Branch of “Tsuruya,” a supermarket chain with roughly 30 locations throughout Nagano Prefecture. It is close to the “Toriihara Higashi” light along the Karuizawa Bypass. They have original Tsuruya-brand products and fresh food products like green vegetables obtained directly from contracted farms.
  • Maruhachi Takiya
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganomotoyoshichou 482
    This souvenir shop is located in Nagano City. Situated on the shopping street of Zenkoji Temple, you can have a taste of handmade soba buckwheat noodles made using local flour from Togakushi. In addition, they also sell souvenirs such as oyaki (flat baked bun with red bean paste or vegetable filling), soba mochi rice cakes using soba, and eight-spice powder. Up to 13 large buses can park in the parking lot, allowing use by large groups.

    We went in for a late lunch on a Tuesday, at around 2.40pm. There was always 1 or 2 customers other than ourselves during this time. Food We ordered the soba and soba+ small tendon sets. Prices were...

  • Takeya Miso Kaikan
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Kogandori 2-3-17
    "This complex is located in a corner of the Takeya Miso Factory located in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. Besides art exhibits related to Takeya Miso, you can purchase original products using Takeya Miso and miso made in limited quantities. In addition, you can eat miso soup with pork and vegetables and sesame miso soft-serve ice cream in the food corner ""30 BAR,"" and it is visited by many people touring the factory."

    諏訪湖ウォーキングの最中に発見して訪問。味噌を買いに入ったのですが味噌ソフトが美味しそうで購入。でも味噌の風味はあまりしなかったですね。豚汁はこのご時世なのか販売休止。ここの口コミや写真見ると美味しそうなので食べたかったなあ。

  • Kurohime Dowakan / Dowa no Mori Gallery
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamiminochigunshinanomachi Nojiri 3807-30
    This literature museum opened in 1991 amidst the Kurohime Highland in Shinano Town, Kamiminochi County, Nagano Prefecture, and is a facility which houses and displays fairytale and picture books from across the world. There are around 2,000 items related to German author Michael Ende, famous for “Momo,” and a permanent exhibit of the collection of Japanese representative storybook writer Miyoko Matsutani. The Fairytale Forest Gallery introduces works of artists with connections to the local area. Outside is the relocated mountain villa of picture book artist Chihiro Iwasaki, and it is possible to tour inside too.

    童話館前からの眺望はいいですね、妙高山も黒姫山も裾の広い山ですから横の広がりが感じられて雄大な景色が楽しめます。館内展示は大人には物足りないかな。

  • Komagane Farms
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Komaganeshi Akaho 759-447
    "This tourist facility nearby Komagatake Ropeway is located in Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture, and has gained popularity for their soft-serve ice cream using ""Suzuran milk."" It has a direct sales shop that sells local specialty products and fresh seasonal vegetables and the ""Ajiwai Kobo"" where you can taste Nanshu beer, making it a place to buy a variety of souvenirs. It is used not only by tourists to Mt. Komagatake but also many local residents."

    観光案内所と菅の台バスセンターのロープウェイ乗り場付近はfree wi-fiがありますが日によって接続が悪い場合があります。

  • Obusedo Honten Restaurant
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    4.0
    142 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Obuse 808
    A long-established chestnut confectionery store located in Obuse Town, Kamitakai County, Nagano Prefecture. The classy cake shop sells all sorts of treats made with chestnuts such as Kuri Kanoko and Kuri Mushi packed with chestnut jam made only with whole chestnuts and sugar. The moist Kuri Kanoko cake is also popular. At the back of the shop is a restaurant where, as well as sweets such as raw chestnut cake, you can taste Japanese-style meals using local traditional vegetables and seasonal ingredients.

    12月の閉店間際に訪れました。 店内の喫茶には入れなかったので、お土産に栗鹿の子を購入 時期的に正月用の大き目の缶に入っており、装飾もきらびやか。 もちろん味も大粒の栗が入ってます。 他の店の栗菓子が食べられなくなりそうです。 I bought canned food for osechi cuisine (Osechi is for New Year) This is in a big...

  • Azumino Tensan Center
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Nagano Azumino Hotaka Ariake 3618-24
    A museum located in Azumino City which introduces the history of the cultivation of the Japanese oak silkmoth. Thread made using the cocoons of the moths is produced similar to that of regular silk, but the resulting fabric is lighter and softer, and possesses a distinctive color and luster. Inside, visitors can learn about the history of Japanese oak silkmoths and their ecology. In the adjoining studio, visitors can watch as textiles are woven from the moths' cocoons. The museum's shop sells Japanese oak silkmoth silks and accessories. In addition, visitors can also see actual Japanese oak silkmoths being raised in an open breeding house on the grounds.

    We visited Azumino during the off season of March. The town bus was not running during our visit. We took a taxi to the Azumino Tensan Center. The taxi was about $23.00 US from the Hotaka station...

  • JA Kamiina Miharashi Farm Toretate Market
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Nagano Ina-shi Nishiminowa 3416-1
    A farmers market located inside Habiro Agricultural Park Miharashi Farm in Ina City, here visitors can buy seasonal fruits and vegetables and other agricultural products from Ina City, local liquors, sweets, and other souvenirs and gifts. The market also carries foods made with Miharashi tofu and fresh produce grown on the farm; and many unique items offered nowhere else, like ostrich eggs from the ostriches raised on the farm's ostrich ranch. In the light meal corner, you can enjoy romen noodles, a popular cheap eat in the Ina Valley area. The perfect place to look for physical keepsakes of the memories your children make here, the market also sells produce harvested as part of the farming experience activities offered at Miharashi Farm.

    だらだらと坂を上って、伊那の町を見下ろすような山すそ。 野菜や果物狩りがメインのようですが、だちょうのたまご3000円が珍しいと思いました。

  • Kanten Papa Garden
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    Nagano Pref. Inashi Nishiharuchika Wide-area farm roads
    This is a park factory spread around the green area in the Ina Food Industry Co., Ltd head office Kitaoka factory. Within the approximately 99 thousand meter square size grounds, there are a variety of facilities such as stores selling Kanten Papa agar products and Japan’s first agar restaurant, as well as gardens of wild flowers beautiful in each season with flowers such as skunk cabbage, Asian fawnlily and hydrangeas. Visitors can spend a whole day enjoying the area. It is also known as a place to enjoy the autumn leaves and azaleas.
  • Ihara Lacquerware Shop
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 2-10-16
    A long-established lacquerware store founded in 1907, dealing mainly in Kiso lacquerware and also in various regional lacquerware such as Yamanaka, Aizu, and Echizen lacquerware. The shop displays lacquerware which can be used daily such as bowls, trays, dishes, etc. The sign marked with a lion and peony flowers is a landmark.

    松本城下の御おかげを残す中町通りにそって今なお現役で営業している漆器の専門店です。看板からして牡丹と獅子という粋なデザインで、ついつい立ち寄ってしまいます。売れている商品は正真正銘の漆細工の食器がメインなのでお手段は高価ですが、一見の価値はあります。

  •  Lacquer Art Hanaikada
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Shiojirishi Narai 579
    The owner was attracted to the lacquerware made nearby and opened this shop after studying at Kiso Lacquer Institute. His original works and local artists’ works are displayed and available for sale. Inside you will find utensils, clothing, accessories, wild vine baskets and more. Among the recommended items would be the “sugisara”—born from its use of Natural Monument Yakushima cedars, which were felled by the typhoon. The lacquerware includes many everyday easy-to-use pieces.

    冬だったので他のお店は閉まっていて、口コミで評判の良いこちらに立ち寄りました。奈良井宿の事を色々を教えて頂いたり楽しい時間を過ごせます。 置いてある物もセレクトされていて星野リゾートで使われていると言うオリジナルの和菓子用切りを茶道をたしなんでいる方にお土産に購入しました。 時間があればゆっくり自分用の物も見たかった。

  • CLASUWA
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Kogandori 3-1-30
    A shopping complex located on the shore of Lake Suwa operated by Yomeishu Seizo Co. Ltd., a company famous for its Yomeishu medicinal liqueur. Built around the concept of offering a healthy lifestyle through food, the facility shop, bakery, and café and restaurant areas. In CLASUWA’s shops, you can purchase quality Shinshu foodstuffs and items for making your life more convenient as well as herbal teas and original health products. In CLASUWA’s restaurant, you can enjoy a meal together with a spectacular view of Lake Suwa and taste dishes made with flavorful Shinshu ingredients such as Shinshu Juicy Pork produced by Yomeishu Seizo. Closest station: Kami-Suwa Station.

    諏訪湖周囲のランドマーク。オサレなスポットとして観光客に公表のお土産、レストランが入る。こういう施設が観光地の好感度を上げてくれる。

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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