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  • Obusedo Honten Restaurant
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    4.0
    126 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Harunire Terrace
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Tsuruya Karuizawa Branch
    Shopping
    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.
  • Berami Doll Shop
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-7-23
    This doll shop continues to sell Matsumoto oshie-bina, Japanese hina dolls made using raised cloth, a tradition which dates back to the Edo period. This is the only shop in Matsumoto City which still makes oshie-bina dolls. In addition to hina dolls, the shop is filled with oshie-bina doll decorations themed after the Seven Gods of Fortune and the folktale for Momotaro. Berami’s hina dolls are placed on a bamboo skewer and are the perfect thickness, winning them popularity for the ease with which they can be set up and used as decorations. A 12-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station.
  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    折角小籠包を食べに行ったのですが、開店時間から品切れと書かれており大変残念な思いをしました。他の大きな餃子などの味は良かったのですが、メインの小籠包が回転した時点で品切れは納得の行かない記載でした。

  • Hananoya Shukuba Branch
    Shopping
    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Narai 738
    A 10-minute walk from Narai Station on the JR Chuo Main Line. This shop, located in Shiojiri City, specializes in wooden containers and magemono circular boxes. Magemono are made across the country, with each region's bearing a unique design; the shop's magemono have sides made with Kiso hinoki cypress and covers made with Kiso sawara cypress. All of the shop's boxes and containers are handmade, and, as they are used over the years, the lacquer on areas which are frequently touched will gradually grow brighter and change color. Sure to make a delightful souvenir or gift, Kiso magemono boxes are not only beautiful, they're practical as well - when used as a bento box, they keep rice in its optimum state, preserving the flavor and ensuring it tastes delicious even when cold.
  • Kirakusha
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Kiso-gun Okuwamura Nojiri 160-27 Roadside Station Okuwa
    A local specialty products shop located inside Roadside Station Okuwa situated along National Route 19 in Nojiri, Okuwa Village, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture. The shop sells produce straight from specially contracted farms, Kiso woodwork, local foods and liquors, and other area specialty products. There's also a light meal corner. An adjoining restaurant in the station serves dishes made with Kiso beef and Shinshu salmon.

    確か、二度目の寄り道でしたが、今回はそろそろ甘いトウモロコシが売られていると思って、寄ったのですが・・・残念!売り切れていました。ちょっと時間が遅かったのかなぁ〜

  • coto.coto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-4-19
    This is a gallery on Nakamachi Street in Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City, an area full of storehouses with thick earthen walls distinctive for their black namako (raised plaster stripes) on a white background. Based on the concept of “enjoy and live with art,” it displays and sells various artists’ arts and crafts. The interior with its simple construction and white color scheme is a space like that of a studio with a harmonious balance of old and new items. They carry a large number of miscellaneous goods that indicate the energy of the young artists who crafted them, and the gallery also host events on an irregular schedule.
  • Sawaya Kyu-Karuizawa branch / cafe salon
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 746-1
    Zawa-ya is popular for additive-free jam made only with sugar and seasonal, domestically-grown fruits and the original store is located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County Nagano Prefecture. They produce jams without storing their various fruits in a refrigerator, using them only when they are ripest to create outstanding taste that captures the fresh taste of the fruit flesh itself. All are handmade, and the peeling and pit removal is also done by hand one fruit at a time. Their strawberry jam which contains large chunks of strawberry is popular. Inside the shop’s interior café space guests can enjoy items such as piroshki stuffed full of ingredients as well as soft ice cream.

    我在輕井澤能不停的看到果醬SAWAYA的廣告,所以特意試了他們家最受歡迎的士多啤梨果醬,裡面都是一顆顆草莓在裡面,甜度也不算太高,可以一試

  • Atelier de Fromage Karuizawa shop & Cheese Cellar
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawahigashi 18-9
    This Karuizawa shop specializing in cheese opened in 1982 and produces and sells approximately 20 types of cheese produced with methods based on French techniques. Using milk sourced from a contract farm, the carefully made handcrafted cheese is popular not only with locals but also with tourists looking for souvenirs. They carry a wide variety of cheeses such as fresh types, semi-dry types, and Washed-rind types, while their yogurt, sweets, and pizza are also popular. The closest station is Karuizawa Station.

    隣接のレストランでピザその他チーズ料理を味わった後、お気に入りのチーズを買って、お土産にしました。それほどクセのないチーズを好む人には合うと思います。

  • Boulangerie Asanoya Kyudo Main Store
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 738
    This long-established bakery located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture was founded in 1933. They have adopted European-style traditional bread-making, and their French bread and German bread baked in a stone oven imported from Spain are well-regarded. Popular products include their Fruit Rye that features the fragrance of rum-soaked raisins and orange peel. In addition, they sell approximately 70 types of breads including the Chocolate Bread that is limited to Karuizawa. The shop features a space to eat inside.
  • Karuizawa Bussankan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 571-2
    This souvenir shop located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture is immediately recognizable thanks to the large statue of a cow placed near the entrance. Inside the shop are food products such as Shinshu-produced dairy products, jams, and honey as well as miscellaneous goods, and many tourists visit this shop to purchase Karuizawa souvenirs. The take-out jersey milk soft ice cream and rich bottles of milk are popular as gourmet treats to accompany a stroll.

    旧軽井沢にあるお土産店です。 ジャム、はちみつ、ごはんのお供になるような野沢菜とワサビのあえもの、おやき、おソバなどの販売をしています。 ばらまき土産にぴったりのお菓子も。 こちら一軒で、お土産は揃うと思います。

  • Kaiundo Main Store
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 2-2-15
    This long-established western sweets shop founded in 1884 was given a new building in 1998, and features a simple yet innovative design that blends in to the townscape of the Matsumoto castle town. Their representative sweets are the steamed confection Kaiun-oimatsu and Japanese style nougat Shinmito. With a cute swan as its icon, their western-style sweet Swan Lake is also popular and is frequently featured in magazines. They have a soft ice cream robot inside the store, and guests can purchase their treat by operating the touch panel themselves. The closest station is Matsumoto Station.
  • Chez Momo
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Ote 4-4-16
    Located in the Ote district of Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, this confiture (jam) specialty shop has a fashionable and eye-catching exterior that calls to mind a café on a street corner in Paris. Normally they have about eight different types of confiture that are carefully made with seasonal fruit, and the cute products packed into glass jar containers are popular as souvenirs. They also sell baked sweets that go well with the confiture full of the natural food taste. The name of the shop means “House of Momo” in French.
  • Chuo Mingei Showroom
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-2-12
    This show room for Matsumoto Mingei Kagu (Matsumoto Folkcraft Furniture) is located approximately 15 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Station and is a building of earthen storehouse construction befitting a castle town. The Western-style furniture made with wood from the tough and tenacious Japanese cherry birch is very durable and the longer it is used the more its appeal increases. In addition to displaying and selling nearly 400 pieces of furniture including chairs, tables, and desks on a regular basis, they also carry many folk items from around the world that are sure to add color to everyday life.
  • salon as salon
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-5-102F
    This “hideout” café operates on the second floor of “Gunjo”—a beauty parlor in a remodeled warehouse. The café was opened by beauty parlor regulars, and its interior features a relaxed space with a mix of East and West. From the large window, you can get a clear view of Nakamachi and its rows of warehouses—popular with tourists. The homemade sweets are also popular, with handmade dishes like “soba powder crepe” and “soy milk and white sesame pudding” a hit with female customers. The closest station is Matsumoto Station.
  • Maihime Co., Ltd.
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Suwa 2-9-25
    This brewer that was founded in 1894 in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture manufactures and sells sake and liqueurs. Their representative brands are “Shinshu Maihime” and “Suiro.” Using the cool underground water in Kirigamine and carefully selected rice suitable for sake brewing, it continues to make amazing sake bursting with flavor and highly aromatic. Most of the products manufactured by the company line the shop located in a refurbished warehouse, and you can choose your favorite sake while sampling different kinds.

    5蔵巡りで訪問しました。 蔵の入り口の前にはなんだか意味有り気な看板がありました。看板には「ブログ読んでね」と。頑張ってネットを使ってる感じが可愛い。 しっかりしたお酒を作りつつも、女性向けのラインを作っているなど新しい取り組みに熱心な蔵でした。

  • Marutaya
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kisogunnagisomachi Aduma 2207
    Located in Nagiso Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture, this shop specializes in wooden products and is located in Tsumago-juku of Nakasendo, which used to offer respite to many travelers. Often listed in guidebooks, it is a famous shop selling tableware or kitchen goods like “circular boxes” made by masters. Popular items include the “soba steamer” and the “menpa” for keeping rice delicious and unharmed. While there are wooden items with old origins, many products can be used in the microwave, carefully crafted to combine convenience with long-lasting durability.
  • Kurohime Dowakan / Dowa no Mori Gallery
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    スノーパークのチケット売り場近くから、無料で乗車できるトラクターバスで向かいました。のんびり歩いても15分ほどです。小高い丘にある建物には、いくつかの童話の絵が石の壁に施されて、周辺には動物のオブジェもありました。

  • Sakurai Kanseido Main Store
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Obuse 774
    This is an old Japanese confectionery shop in Obuse Town, Kamitakai County, Nagano Prefecture, and the Kurirakugan sweet introduced by the first owner in 1808 is said to be the start of Obuse chestnut sweets. Maintaining traditional flavors and techniques, they sell a variety of sweets of chestnuts from Japan and abroad. In the wide space of the pure Japanese interior are lined a variety of sweets including the popular Jun Kuri Yokan made with just chestnuts, sugar and vegetable gelatin, and the Jun Kuri Kanoko which is pure chestnut bean paste matched with pieces of chestnut. Both inside and out there are rest spaces in which one can take a break from shopping.

    小布施観光のお昼ごはんにこちらで定食を頂きました。 町の名物でもある栗を使った栗おこわがとにかく美味しかったです。 大粒のキレイな栗を使っているのはもちろんですが、味が甘旨い。 栗ってこんなに美味しいモノなんだってビックリさせられました。 なかなか気軽に来るには遠いところですが。だからこそ次の機会があればまた食べたいと思います。

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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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