Shopping Spots in Nagano Area

  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
    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.
  • 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.
  • Obusedo Honten Restaurant
    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.
  • Tsuruya Karuizawa Branch
    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.
  • Kanten Papa Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Tateshina Jiyu Noen (Haramura Shop)
    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.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Karuizawa Hotchi Ichiba
    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.
  • JA Farmer's Market Oranche
    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.
  • Komatsu Pan
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Ote 4-9-13
    "A long-standing bread bakery established in the Taisho period located in Ote, Matsumoto City. The bakery sells shokupan, sandwiches, and a variety of other bread goods, but its signature product is its ""gyunyu pan"" milk bread. Consisting of milk cream sandwiched between fluffy slices of bread, gyunyu pan is considered a local Nagano bread variety."
  • Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu-Karuizawa Branch
    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.
  • Shinsyu Satonoka Koubou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kaminagunijimamachi Nanakubo 2513-2
    "This confectionery shop and cafe is on Prefectural Route 15 in Nanakubo, Iijima Town, Kamiina County. They sell Japanese and Western sweets made with Nagano grown fruit and chestnuts, including their seasonal ""Four Season Kurikinton"" (mashed sweet potato and chestnuts) featuring southern Nagano's Shinshu Ina brand chestnuts. Their eat-in cafe has an original menu with seasonal items like shaved ice in the summer time."
  • Swan Garden Azumino
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Shinshu Nakano Iki Iki Kan
    Nagano Pref. Nakanoshi Yoshida 519
    This produce center is on National Route 292 in Yoshida, Nakano City. They sell finished goods and souvenirs in addition to Nakano grown fruit, local vegetables, and mushrooms. They will deliver your order nationwide. It also has facilities like a tea house that serves gelato and an event stage.
    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.
  • Yatsugatake Chuo Agricultural Jissen School Direct sales shop
    Nagano Pref. Suwagunharamura 17217-118
    This direct sales shop is inside “Yatsugatake Chuo Nogyo Jissen Daigakko” in Hara Village, Suwa County. The produce here is certified as eco-friendly by Nagano Prefecture. You’ll find highland vegetables picked the same morning, fertilized eggs from free-range chickens, dairy products, meat products, student-made products, and local specialty products.
  • Atelier de Fromage
    Nagano Pref. Toumishi Mihari 504-6
    This shop sells hand-made cheese from its atelier which has received a number of awards in Japan and overseas such as Monde Selection and the Japan Cheese Awards. It has a wide range of cheeses including raw-milk cheeses, camembert and blue cheese. You can enjoy cheese fondue, pizza and cakes made with plenty of home-made cheese at the adjoining café.
  • Karuizawa Chocolate Factory
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 1323-80
    A Western confectionary shop located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The shop sells fragrant macadamia nut chocolate balls coated with select chocolate, baked chocolate rusks covered with cocoa powder, and other tasty treats. Visitors can watch the goings on in the chocolate studio area. The shop also has an eat-in space where customers can take a break.
  • Sakurai Kanseido Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Hakuba Goryu Escal Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Kamishiro 22184-10
    This commercial complex is located in Hakuba Village, Kita-azumi County, Nagano Prefecture. The base center of Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort (Able Hakuba Goryu), it is open for 24 hours a day from December until the end of March. Besides dining facilities inside the complex, there are also shops renting ski equipment and selling outlet goods, and hot spring facilities. You can also find a paid rest facility for guests who arrive late at night or very early in the morning.

Nagano Areas


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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