Other Shopping Spots in Nagano Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • North Alps Ranch Direct-sales shop
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 8208-5
    The North Alps Ranch Direct-sales shop specializes in dairy products and is situated along Prefectural Route 25 in Toyosato, Hotakaariake, Azumino City. They offer soft serve cream, ice cream, pasteurized milk, and other products made from milk produced by cows raised on the North Alps Ranch within the rich natural surroundings of the Hotaka plains. There are processed farm goods, bread, and cheeses from various countries as well, along with Azumino-produced seasonal vegetables and fruits.
  • 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.
  • Berami Doll Shop
    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.
  • Farmers Aji~na
    Nagano Kamiina-gun Minami-minowamura 8143-1
  • Azumino Tensan Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Carving Studio Yumekobo and Gallery Shop BIRD SONG
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Azumino Hotaka Ariake 7376-3
    A bird carving studio and gallery shop. The studio produces exquisite carvings of birds, primarily with wood. Using a grinder to replicate each individual feather, the studio's carvings are detailed and lifelike. The studio produces carvings of a variety of birds, including kingfishers, Japanese white-eyes, tree sparrows, bull-headed shrikes, and wagtails. The studio also produces humorous caricaturized sculptures. As all of the studio's carvings are handmade, each is unique.
  • Takatoyaki Hakusan Noborigama
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Ina-shi Takatomachi Katsuma 142-1
    A climbing kiln pottery studio which mixes cutting-edge techniques with traditional Takato ware to share this form of pottery, invented in 1812, with the people of today. Situated on the northwest side of Takato Lake, the studio is also not far from Takato Castle Site Park. Takato ware is double glazed, giving it a unique coloring. The studio starts glost firing from early November each year, firing 700 to 1,000 pieces. The studio also holds pottery activity classes through which you can make your very own piece of Takato ware. Participants can choose among three colorings: green on white, pink on white, and light brown.
  • JA Kamiina Miharashi Farm Toretate Market
    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.
  • Shinsen-ichiba Kikyo
    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.
  • Hananoya Shukuba Branch
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Akiyama Mokko
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Shimominochi-gun Sakaemura Akiyama Go Sho Akazawa 18165 Exit Private lodging Naeba So
    A Japanese diner and shop adjoining the Naebaso guesthouse close to the entrance to the climbing trail for Mt. Naeba in Akiyamago. The establishment takes great pride in its kamameshi rice dishes and charcoal grilled char, and dishes such as the char and mountain vegetable kamameshi rice are made with edible wild plants from Akiyamago. Note that the adjoining Akiyama Woodworking Producer's Association woodwork craft gallery and shop is currently closed. The store on the third floor, however, makes crimson glory vine bags and visitors can also view single board tables, braziers, and other merchandise on display (advanced reservation by phone is required).
  • Mannenya Main Shop
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Joto 2-1-22
    This long-standing miso shop was established in 1832 and is located a five-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle. Primarily making and selling miso, the shop notably continues to make its miso according to an old-fashioned, traditional method called miso-dama-zukuri. The shop only uses domestic ingredients to craft its products. Particularly recommended is the Hourei miso, made using the miso-dama-zukuri method. Other varieties include the Shinshu miso-style Tenjo and Tanrei misos, and customers can choose the miso or misos they like the best. Originally a koji malted rice maker, the shop also sells an abundant variety of koji pickles made with ingredients from Matsumoto such as pickled coleseed greens and uri melon kasuzuke sake lee pickles.
  • Chikiriya
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Chuo 3-4-18
    A long-standing craft shop located a 15-minute walk from Matsumoto Station and a one-minute walk from the Hakarishiryokan bus stop. The shop was established by Taro Maruyama, also the founder of the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum, and the shop is still run by his family today. The shop building was once a wholesaler's office and still maintains many traces of this history. Notably, the shop carries a wide selection of primarily pottery and dyed fabric goods designed for everyday use. In addition to things like plates and coffee cups made by Japanese studios located in areas like Oita and Ehime, the shop also sells many goods from other Asian countries such as fabrics and baskets made in India.
  • Washi no Nakajo
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obuse Machi Obuse 809
    A souvenir and gift shop specializing in Japanese washi paper located in the heart of Obuse Town. Walking past the washi noren shop curtains, customers are greeted by a cozy space crammed with colorful folk crafts. The shop is filled with cute items ready to adorn your home or that of a loved one, including expressive washi paper masks crafted by artisans from numerous regions, as well as paper dolls, yuzen-dyed doll clothing, letter sets, and memo pads. The shop's original Yukinko paper dolls, only sold here, are also popular. One of the great things about washi paper is its soft, warm texture, and visitors to this shop will find the atmosphere soothing.
  • Omiyage-dokoro Kitamura
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Ueda-shi
    A souvenir and gift shop located on the first floor of the Pareos building in front of Ueda Station a one-minute walk from JR Ueda Station. The shop carries merchandise bearing the Sanada clan's Rokumonsen family crest, popular Ueda confections, Japanese pickles, and local liquors. The shop's original Sanada Saemonnosuke Nobushige is a tokubetsu junmai nama genshu undiluted, refined sake crafted with Miyamanishiki sake rice grown in Nagao Prefecture and Kokuyo no Mizu spring water. This sake is sold by volume from a two meter tall, 1.2 meter in diameter on-site tank. The shop also carries an abundant selection of Nagano's famous oyaki buns and soba noodles.
  • Matsusaki Washi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Omachi-shi Yashiro 6562
    A handmade Japanese washi paper studio whose origins are believed to date back to 1042 when a shrine servant used wild mulberry, a raw ingredient used in washi, to make paper for a festival on the request of Nishina Shinmeigu Shrine. Visitors can tour the actual shop floor where the studio makes its wash and also try hand-sieving washi paper themselves. The washi papermaking activity requires an advance reservation, so be sure to contact the studio in advance.
  • Inoue Takezaikuten
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi Naka Yashiro 3416
    Togakushi bamboo work is a traditional crafted which has been passed down through the generations which originally began around the start of the Edo period as handwork for local residents to engage in while the area was covered with heavy snow in winter. It has been designated a Traditional Craft Product by Nagano Prefecture. This shop is filled with warm and rustic bamboo work goods made entirely by hand, from the collection of the bamboo to final product finishing.

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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