Groceries Spots in Nagano Area

  • Obusedo Honten Restaurant
    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.
  • Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu-Karuizawa Branch
    Shopping
    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.
  • CLASUWA
    Shopping
    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.
  • Yamabe Winery
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Iriyamabe 1315-2
    This winery is located along Prefectural Route 67 in Iriyamabe, Matsumoto City. They produce and sell wine using grapes from their contracted farmers as well as their own farm. There’s also a restaurant onsite called “Mariage” that specializes in Italian cuisine that you can enjoy with wine, as well as “Farmers Garden Yamabe,” which sells produce directly.
  • Atelier de Fromage
    Shopping
    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.
  • Komatsu Pan
    Shopping
    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."
  • 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.
  • Shibutoge Hotel Shibutoge no Panya-san
    Shopping
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Shigakogen Shibutoge Kenzakai no Yado Shibutoge Hotel
    A bread bakery located on the first floor of the Shibutoge Hotel a 50-minute drive from the Shinshu Interchange on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway. The bakery is 2,000 meters above sea level, making it the second highest in Japan. Known for its charming breads made by hand the old fashioned way, popular selections include the coleseed bread stuffed with sauteed coleseed greens; and the walnut bread, whose dough is mixed with huge chunks of walnut. The standard anpan bean paste bread, cream bread, and melon bread are also recommended. The bakery closes each day when stock runs out.
  • Azumino Herb Square
    Shopping
    Nagano Azumino Hotaka Ariake 8109-1
    An herb shop adjoining an herb garden. The shop sells original herbal tea blends made with a variety of herbs. In addition to herbal teas, the shop also offers aroma therapy oils, potpourri, soaps, cosmetics, and a wide array of other goods made using herbs. All of the herbs used in the shop's products were grown without the use of agricultural chemicals. From spring to fall, the shop also sells caffeine-free herbal mocha soft serve ice cream made with dandelion and chicory.
  • Kanten Papa Shop Ekimae Inasse Shop
    Shopping
    Nagano Ina-shi Arai 3500-1
    This shop is owned and operated by kanten algae gelatin manufacturer Ina Food Industry Co. and is located on the first floor of the Inasse mall in front of JR Inashi Station. The shop carries a wide selection of jellies, soup stocks, and other kanten foods, helping to add variety to the dinner tables of local residents. The shop also has a cafe area with seating for eight customers. The cafe serves coffee and other drinks as well as Japanese-style sweets such as parfaits made with kanten and shiruko sweet red bean soup. This cafe is a convenient place to take a break while shopping or to wait and meet up with friends.
  • AKAHANE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Ina-shi Takatomachi Nishitakatoo 1690
    This long-standing Takato Japanese confectionary shop has been in business for several hundred years. The shop's popular signature Takato manju steamed buns consist of a hearty dollop of smooth, sweet anko bean paste wrapped in a thin dough flavored with brown sugar. The buns are stamped with a cherry blossom-shaped brand mark, a fitting design for an establishment located in Takato, considered one of the three top destinations for viewing cherry blossoms in Japan. The shop also puts great effort into its seasonal fresh sweets like springtime sakura mochi and yomogi mochi rice cakes, and summertime mizu yokan jelly. The establishment's fresh sweets don't keep for long - made fresh each morning, the establishment only sells them in the shop, ensuring that customers can eat them the same day they are made and enjoy delicious Japanese sweets which make use of no tricks.
  • Oonishiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Ina-shi
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop which has been in business for over a half-century. Situated along the Shinano Ina Alps Highway at the entranceway to the famous cherry blossom viewing area of Takato travelling om downtown Ina City, the shop's signature product is its Kashiwa Manju steamed buns wrapped in an oak leaf. The shop offers three choices of filling: tsubuan coarse sweet red bean paste, edible wild plant and rice, and smooth bean paste in a buckwheat and walnut dough. These exquisite culinary gems, made with Nagano wheat and buckwheat flour for the dough, exude the culture of Nagano. A perfect place for tourists to pick up gifts and souvenirs, many of the shop's sweets are rooted in the area, such as the Sakusaku Kansuke crispy wafer cakes made with amaranth, a local Ina specialty product; and Takato Manju, a Takato standard.
  • Nouvel Bairindo Okaya Main Store (Kashi Kobo Suwa no Tsuki)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Okaya-shi Chuocho 1-13-31
    Within walking distance of Okaya Station on the JR Chuo Main Line. This Western confectionary shop is located in the center of Okaya City. Since it was established in 1913, the shop has focused on using choice ingredients and refined techniques, and here customers can enjoy traditional flavors which have been refined over years. Using fresh milk and eggs from that very morning, the shop makes confections which utilize the unique ingredients and flavors of Nagano. The shop's signature Kurumi Yamabiko are particularly popular and have been awarded the Monde Selection gold prize for 14 years in a row. These tasty treats can be purchased both individually and in assorted sets. The shop also regularly holds cake making classes held by a skilled patissier.
  • Sekiya Brewery
    Shopping
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Hirao 2865
    A miso making factory located close to Yudanaka Onsen. The company invented Tokonese, a type of koji malted rice made using hot spring heat, and the company's handmade, additive-free natural miso made with this koji has long boasted excellent taste, umami body, and aroma. The factory's signature Shiga Kogen Miso comes in three different varieties depending on the ratio of koji and has even been introduced on television as Japan's most delicious miso. The company offers factory tours which include a tasting session of its products, as well as an activity which allows participants to try mixing steamed soybeans, koji, fermentative bacteria, and salt water like the factory does when it makes miso (note that both require an advance reservation).
  • Nozawa Onsen Morning Market
    Shopping
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Nozawaonsen Oyu Dori
  • Haus St.Anton Hotel & Jam Factory
    Shopping
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Nozawaonsenmura Toyosato 9515
    "A three-minute walk from the Nozawa Onsen Chuo Bus Terminal and a two-minute walk from the Oyu bathhouse. This jam shop is situated in the center of Oyu-dori Street in the heart of the hot spring district. The shop produces and sells jams and juices produced with fruit just at the time it is at its tastiest, as well as gelato and cakes made with an abundance of the same. The shop's strawberry jam, known as the ""king of jams"" to some, is a preserve-style jam filled with whole strawberries, offering up a mild sweet and tart fragrance and a chewy, forward texture."
  • Boulangerie Kerock
    Shopping
    Nagano Chino-shi Kohigashi 6595-248
    A handmade bread shop situated along the Venus Line a 15-minute drive from the Suwa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. The shop's motto is to steadily implement the basics and draw out maximum goodness from the ingredients, and the establishment offers pain de campagne and other crusty breads, dressed breads, Danishes, confectionary breads, and more. The shop's popular melon bread has a hint of hazelnut, a crisp outer crust, and a moist interior. The shop's baked sweets and seasonal products like strawberry, chestnut, and blueberry Danishes are also popular.
  • Hachimitsu-gura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Chino-shi
    "A small museum adjoining the Gin no Saji inn which introduces the wonders of honey and beekeeping. The museum building is constructed in a unique local style used to build storehouses known as ""tategurumi;"" the front plaster facade incorporates a kote-e relief of a bee. An exhibition room and shop selling primarily domestic honey and honey-related knickknacks are located on the first floor; the museum's tasting course, in which participants get to compare the taste and aroma of over 20 varieties of honey, is particularly popular."
  • Miyamaso Mei Liquor Store
    Shopping
    Nagano Chino-shi Kitayama Shirakabako 3419 Shirakaba Kohan
    A liquor store with a distinctive white Japanese-style building and a large parking lot situated along the road on the southern shore of Lake Shirakaba. The store primarily carries local Suwa and Saku liquors such as those made by the nationally famous Masumi company, and local brand wines like Izutsu Wine made in Kikyogahara. The store has an area where children can read books while their parents enjoy a leisurely time shopping. In addition, small breed dogs are allowed inside as long as they are carried. The store offers a daily changing selection of liquors and wines for tasting, as well.
  • Engetsudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komagane-shi Chuo 4-17
    A one-minute walk from Komagane Station on the JR Iida Line. This long-standing Japanese and Western confectionary shop was established in 1928. Carrying both Western and Japanese confections, for three generations the shop has preserved traditions and established visual styles while at the same time evolving with the times. The shop's sweets incorporating local ingredients are particularly popular, such as the Yomekko Mochi yubeshi dumplings made with chestnuts and local soy sauce; and the Fuwatto Bouche, a dough mixed with Komagane sesame seeds, white peaches, lemons, matcha green tea, and other seasonal flavors filled with whipped cream and sweet bean jam. Eat-in space available.

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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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