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Souvenirs Spots in Nagano Area

  • 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.
  • Hananoya Shukuba Branch
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    箸や陶器、ガラスのキリコ、漆の湯飲みやお茶碗と地域の民芸品を集めています。価格は割引品があったり、お値打ち価格でした。

  • Kirakusha
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    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.

    19号を利用して旅行に行った際に寄りました。トイレが工事中で仮設トイレでした。ちょうどお昼時だったので食事をするためにレストランに行きましたらそこの店内はトイレがあり使用できました。木曽ヒノキの商品やパンを購入しました。

  • Karuizawa Bussankan
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    3.5
    15 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.

    お漬物が並んでいたので入りました。 お漬物の試食がたくさんあり美味しいのを確認して野沢菜を買いました。 店内は他にもたくさんお土産が売っていて外国人の方も多く混雑していました。 入りやすいお店で品ぞろい良く立ち寄りにピッタリです。

  • Chuo Mingei Showroom
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    民芸家具は高いのが相場。 庶民には眺めるのが関の山。 そば好きのアメリカの知人は、ソバチョコを二個買った。 一個3000円。 いい記念になったことだろう。

  • Marutaya
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    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.
  • Suzuki seal engraving shop
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Ote 4-3-18
    Located in “Nawate Dori” —a shopping district of Ote, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, this shop deals in various goods, from brands to antiques. All of the seals are handmade by the owner, a level one master seal carver. Rare in the country, this shop even makes brands by heating the seal and pressing it into Japanese confectionery or wood. Original brands can be ordered. You can do a trial “tenkoku” if you make a reservation; it takes about one hour to complete with instruction.
  • Icchodo
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa Town old Karuizawa 775
    This furniture factory was founded in 1927 in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. It is a long-established store that has been making furniture for the Mampei Hotel and missionaries for many years. The Karuizawa Bori (carving) furniture, which has been developed as Western-style furniture for villas, blending Western influences with traditional Japanese techniques, is characterized by the delicate hand carvings popularized by its cherry blossom motifs. As well as furniture such as chairs, tables and shelves, they also display and sell small items suitable for souvenirs such as trays and hand mirrors.

    桜が彫られてニス?が塗られた「お盆」が数万円です・・・。軽井沢価格と言いうか高級品価格というか・・・。一般庶民には手が出ませんし、そこまでの魅力を理解できませんでした。まぁ観光で見るだけで十分です。

  • Kamikochi Souvenir Shop
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi Kamikouchi 4468 Kamikochi Goshoku Hotel Annex 1F
    This shop is a souvenir shop located next to the Gosenjaku Hotel. The shop sells jam and other things which are served at the hotel, and they also sell their own original products too. Popular products on sale are the 5HORN baked cheese tarts and financiers. As well as cakes there are also Kamikochi Kappa croquettes and beef oyaki (Japanese dumplings). Additionally, the shop sells a plethora of souvenirs and special merchandise.
  • Galerie Kaigetsu
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 2-2-6 Takami Bookstore 2F
    Galerie Kaigetsu displays and sells products that are used in our daily lives. The gallery has a very relaxed atmosphere so you can fully appreciate all the pieces of work. There are a wide range of items including pottery, woodwork, lacquer ware, glass, accessories and dyed products. Temporary exhibitions are held once or twice a month depending on the season. Sculpture and painting exhibitions are sometimes held too.

    お気に入りのギャルリ。訪れるたびに、発見があります。器は基本ですが、今回はバッグの展示。おしゃれだなあ。印伝の小物も気になりました。

  •  Lacquer Art Hanaikada
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shiojirishi Narai 579
    The owner was attracted to the lacquerware made nearby and opened this shop after studying at Kiso Lacquer Institute. His original works and local artists’ works are displayed and available for sale. Inside you will find utensils, clothing, accessories, wild vine baskets and more. Among the recommended items would be the “sugisara”—born from its use of Natural Monument Yakushima cedars, which were felled by the typhoon. The lacquerware includes many everyday easy-to-use pieces.

    奈良井宿にあるキレイな店舗です。 漆に関した製品がたくさんあり、木工品もあります。 漆器でつくられたしぶいお弁当箱が良かったです。

  • Toiroya
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 2186-112
    Toiroya is a dyeing workshop, part of the atelier 10 colours shop. In addition to the interior products like shop curtains and tapestries, they also have coasters and book covers. They also sell fashion accessories such as stalls and bags. Toiroya stocks a range of original products which can only be purchased at the shop and nowhere else. Customers can also customize the shop curtains and panels anyhow they like.
  • Yamatoya Paper Shop
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Honmachi 3-1-4
    Founded as a Japanese paper wholesaler in 1858, Yamatoya Paper Shop is also famous for being a place where poet and author, Toson Shimazaki, used to come to buy his paper. The shop sells mainly Japanese paper products like letter paper, envelopes, mizubiki-saiku (items made from decorative string), and betrothal gifts. They also stock stationary and office supplies. And there is a gallery where events are occasionally held.
  • Home Village Echo Norikura
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi 4306
    There are all sorts of Norikura souvenirs on sale here at Home Village Echo Norikura. Products made with the mountain Japanese plums, found growing only Norikura Highland, are very popular. The shop sells a wide variety of original products made with the Japanese plums such as jam, wine, ice-cream and others. The plum has a refreshingly sweet and sour taste. The butterbur miso and mountain asparagus miso made by mixing wild edible plants, found widely in the mountains of Norikura, with Shinshu miso, go well together with rice. The local sake, take no izumi, is a limited edition junmaishu (sake made without added alcohol or sugar) made with the famous clear waters from the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains). They also stock confectionery and handicrafts.
  • Harayama Banboo Ware
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Togakushi 3393
    Harayama Bamboo Ware is a Nemagaritake bamboo goods specialty store located in Togakushi Chusha in Nagano City that has been around for over 150 years. They craft and sell bamboo sieves used to serve soba, baskets, and other goods, and they also offer visitors a chance to try making their own bamboo goods at the adjoining workshop.
  • Izura Omachi Tokusankan
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Omachishi Omachi 3300-1
    About a three-minute walk from Shinano-Omachi Station in Omachi-Nishina Town, Omachi City, you’ll find this specialty product store along Prefectural Route 474. The first floor contains the store along with an eating space, and the second floor has a gallery featuring local artists’ works. You’ll find local liquors, oyaki (a type of bun), processed goods made from mountain vegetables and fish from the river, sweets, crafts, and more. You can also enjoy some oyaki and coffee onsite. The “Omachi kara no tamatebako” is especially popular.

    Spännande kryddor, dryck och vissa sublimitet. Trevlig personal och rent och lätt att hitta. Tar kort vid betalning.

  • Fukiya Shoten
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 9350
    This souvenir shop is located in Toyosato, Nozawaonsen Village and was built in 1904. The “Fukiya no onsen manju” buns are filled with homemade strained bean paste, and this popular product has been around for nearly 100 years. You’ll also find other food products Nozawa pickles and winter-exclusive “banana rolls,” not to mention folk crafts like “dove wheel” toys.
  • Osakaya Furniture Main Store
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 629
    This is the original Karuizawa carving Osakaya Furniture Store, founded in 1892, which continues to build on years of carefully hand making furniture that lasts for 100 years. Visitors can still feel the history of the playfulness in the interior designs created in response to the demand during the time when the number of foreign villas dramatically increased in the area.
  • Karuizawa Oshiro Lace
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa-machi old road 745
    “Oshiro Lace Karuizawa” was established in 1918 as a shop for visitors to the holiday villas of Karuizawa, and offers a wealth of items such as tablecloths and handkerchiefs etc. Among them, sun umbrellas of various designs are popular and each is delicate and beautiful. It is about 25 minutes on foot from JR Karuizawa Station, or about five minutes by car.

    文字通り、レースのグッズがいろいろ置いてあります。買い替えようと思っていたポーチを選ぶことができてよかったです。ハンカチやメガネケースも気になりましたが、また今度のお楽しみにします。

  • 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。

Nagano Areas

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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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