Shopping Spots in Nagano Area

  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
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    4.0
    1401 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 is a pretty good place to go shopping if you are in the area or visiting Karuizawa as its one of the biggest outlet malls in Japan. The plaza is HUGE and there are plenty of shops, all major...

  • 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.

    This is a warehouse sized glass object souvenir shop more than a museum. It appeared as if a good deal of the items were made in Lauscha, Germany. The most expensive items were made either in Japan...

  • Karuizawa Hotchi Ichiba
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    4.0
    52 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...

  • 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.

    You can get various fruits and vegetables in season with reasonable price. Contracted farmers bring their products harvested in the early morning of the day to this market. They are all fresh and...

  • 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.
  • JA Farmer's Market Oranche
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
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    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。

  • 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...

  • Obusedo Honten Restaurant
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    4.0
    141 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...

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Karuizawa Bussankan
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    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.

    いろいろあるソフトクリーム屋さんの中から、こちらのお店に! 最初は感じ悪そうな対応だった、スタッフのおじさんが、負けずに!?ちびっ子が話しかけるうちに(わたしだったら、ケンカになるくらい感じ悪かったのに)相手してくれるようになっていました(笑) 立ったままでなく、椅子に座って食べられたのがよかったです。

  • Maruhachi Takiya
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    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.

    善光寺の参道にあるお店です 食堂と土産屋が一緒になっていて 善光寺からすぐです 天ぷら蕎麦が美味しかったです

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Kurohime Dowakan / Dowa no Mori Gallery
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    3.5
    2 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.

    訪れた日は、企画展で「馬場のぼるの世界展」が開催されていました。「11ぴきのねこ」シリーズの絵本が大好きだったので懐かしくなりました。建物脇の木の下にはテーブルもあり、おやつを食べながらのんびりと高台からの景色を楽しみました。

  • Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu-Karuizawa Branch
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 12-18
    At the Kyu-Karuizawa Branch of Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura you’ll find a bakery, cafe and restaurant. The store is a calm and spacious place covering two floors. The open terrace also has a large number of seats. Bread is made with carefully selected ingredients and appears from the oven in all sorts of fanciful shapes and flavors. The deliciously drawn out flavors and rich aroma is characteristic of the bread baked here. All day long, from morning through to dinner, you can enjoy wonderful food and tea. Morning opening times vary depending on the season so please check ahead.
  • Shinsen-ichiba Kikyo
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nagano Shiojiri-shi Hirokagobara 1350-1
    A farmers market located in a grape farm northwest of JR Shiojiri Station. The market sells a wide variety of local foods Shioiri produce such as Niagara grapes and asparagus. The market's selection of wines from local wineries made with Shiojiri's specialty grapes is particularly abundant, such as Kikyo no Sato, a wine crafted with grapes cultivated by the JA Shiojiri agricultural cooperative. The market is also adjoined by a winery operated by JA Shiojiri. In addition, there's a tasting corner where you can purchase any wines that pique your interest.

    どこへ旅行してもJAの直売所を巡るのが楽しくて好きなのですが、塩尻のこちらも商品が充実していて良かったです。 時期的な関係か、或いは塩尻だからでしょうか、リンゴよりもブドウの方が種類豊富に並んでいました。シャインマスカットなどの淡色系、巨峰などの濃色系それぞれ、産地ならではの新鮮さでした。ちょっとキズになったものなどを格安で売っているコーナーもあって、隅々見ていて飽きませんでした。 お客さんは圧倒...

  • 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。

  • 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。

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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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