Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Nagano Area

  • Korobokkuru Hutte
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano prefecture Suwa City Kirigamine championship shoulder
    This is a small mountain hut offering lodging on Mt. Kuruma in Kirigamine, Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture, and it provides a cafe service as well between the end of April to the end of November. The rooms all require prior booking. The cafe has a wooden deck terrace from which one can look out over the Mt. Kuruma wetlands while enjoying the fresh mountain air along with a light meal or sweets. Popular menu items include the limited cheesecake, special siphon coffee, and warm borscht. They also sell souvenirs and original goods.

    霧ヶ峰と言えば、ここしかなかった。先代が生存中に、一度泊まった。又、中信に来たときは、ここでコーヒーを飲むために、何度か来ている。朝、まだ好き通ったような空気の中でサイホンで淹れたコーヒーを、ベランダに腰かけて、左に車山、前に湿原眺めながら、飲むのは,最高。夕食も、美味しく、種類が豊富。昔、皇太子、雅子さまも、ここでコーヒーを飲まれたとか。その時のコーヒーカップが、飾ってある。

  • Mampei Hotel Cafe Terrace
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    4.5
    101 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 925
    This is a café terrace located within the long-established Mampei Hotel operating from 1894 in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. It is famous for being used by John Lennon and his family. The sweets such as traditional apple pie, tarts and French toast are quite popular. The royal milk tea loved by John Lennon is also popular and guests can enjoy an elegant tea time while taking in the refreshing scenery of this retreat from the summer heat. Pets are permitted as long as they are on the wood deck which is open during specific seasons.

    They denied to use my meal coupons, however this hotel announced that it shoule be used at this shop.

  • Mikado Coffee Karuizawa Kyudo Branch
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 786-2
    Founded in Tokyo in 1948, this long-established coffee roaster opened in Kyu-Karuizawa in 1952 and is located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. It is popular as a place to casually enter during a stroll, and the cake set with their own roasted coffee is a popular choice. The Mocha-soft (ice cream) is known as a popular product of Karuizawa, loved for its rich taste and mild sweetness, and is also available for takeout. The interior of the shop has a retro atmosphere that gives one the impression of a Showa period summer home spot.

    モカソフトは美味しいのですが、2階のカフェの店員さんが偉そうで無愛想でした。 軽井沢の別のカフェの元店員としてあのような接客態度はありえないと感じます。 値段もカフェだと高めになるので、並んででもテイクアウトで購入した方がコスパがいいと思います。毎年値上げしているのは気になりますが、味は変わらず美味しいです。 The cafe area is small and the staffs...

  • ENTOTSU
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Prefecture Kamitakai gun Obuse-machi 808
    Located in Obuse Town, Kamitakai County, Nagano Prefecture is this cafe housed in a refurbished warehouse next to the long-standing chestnut confectionery shop, Obusedo. The small interior is a simple space based on white and wood. The cafe serves only drinks and its popular Mont Blanc cake filled with nut ice-cream and custard cream topped with plenty of Japanese chestnut paste. Tea and coffee brands are specially selected to suit the taste of the Mont Blanc cake.
  • 2307 Mt. YOKOTE Manten View Terrace
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Shigakogen Yokote
  • SORA terrace cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Yomase 11700
    A mountain peak café on top of Mt. Ryuo located in Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture. From the café’s 1,770 meter high terrace, you can look down on Nagano City, Iiyama City, and Kijimadaira Village; depending on the weather, a sea of clouds hides the world below like something out of a fairy tale. Many of the café’s menu items are modeled after the image of a world above the clouds, including such popular choices as “cloud sea pie soup” made with nemagaridake (a type of sasa bamboo); and coffee topped with a cloud-shaped marshmallow. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in one hand while gazing at the view from the terrace.
  • Shinsyu Satonoka Koubou
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    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."

    栗の味がしっかりしたモンブラン。中のメレンゲも美味しく栗の邪魔もせず純粋に素材を楽しめ、とても美味しかった。ただし高級。お値段高め。

  • Maruyama Coffee Komoro Restaurant
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komoro-shi Hirahara 1152-1
    "This specialty coffee shop was established in 1991 is located in Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture. The founder sells select coffee beans from around the world. In addition, it is famous as the only Maruyama Coffee branch with an adjoining ""roasting factory."" The store interior is spacious, and is a place where you can relax while enjoying the taste of coffee. Coffee-lovers come here from all over Japan."

    This review is only about their coffee latte. My latte was the perfect balance of espresso and steamed milk. I prefer a slightly bitter latte and theirs was just the right strength without being...

  • Maruyama Coffee (Harunire Terrace Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi
    "Maruyama Coffee's fourth shop is located in the Harunire Terrace with its concept of ""everyday Karuizawa."" They use a metal filtered French press to extract the inherent goodness of the coffee. This lets you enjoy their high quality specialty coffee in Karuizawa's open air surrounded by its natural abundance. It is also the only Maruyama Coffee branch with an on-site bookstore, featuring carefully selected titles you can purchase on the spot. We also recommend grabbing a coffee to go and strolling around Harunire Terrace, which is on the Yukawa River."
  • Kanten Papa Shop Ekimae Inasse Shop
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Ina-shi Arai 3500-1
    "Located on the first floor of ""Inasse"", a building in front of JR Inashi Station, is a directly managed store of Ina Food Industry Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of agar. The store handles many agar products that are used as ingredients for jellies and soups, helping to add color to the tables of the local people. The store also has a cafe with eight seats, serving coffee and other drinks and agar zenzai (sweet red bean soup). The convenience of using this service in various situations, such as taking a break from shopping or waiting for a meeting, is appealing."

    寒天を使ったかんてんぱぱの商品の品揃えもよく、人気の大根もちとドレッシングが好きで本店まで行かなくても買えるので重宝しています!

  • Little Museum in a Village of Picture Books Okaya Main Branch
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Okaya-shi Osachi Gongen 4-6-13
    A 10-minute drive from Shimosuwa Station on the JR Chuo Line. This little art museum, dedicated to picture books, displays works of art by painters active in the field today as well as pioneers of the art form; the museum also holds special exhibitions. Swiss author Bettina Hurlimann believed adults who seriously or even passingly enjoy children's books will find each other, and inspired by his words, the museum aims to be a place where such people can find each other. The museum holds a variety of special exhibitions throughout the year and is a place where everyone from children to adults can enjoy themselves. The museum's original merchandise is also quite popular.
  • Kissa Shinano-ji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Hirao 2148-2
    An old fashioned coffee shop with a retro Showa atmosphere situated along a back street in the Shibu Onsen hot spring district. This long-standing establishment has been in business for over 50 years and is operated by the woman owner, now over 90 years old. The only coffee on the menu is a single original bean blend. Each authentic, aromatic cup is made to order - first, only the amount of beans necessary to make your cup are ground, then your cup is slowly nel drip brewed. Occasionally you might get some free pieces of seasonal fruit with your order as well.
  • TOP'S 360°
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Chino-shi Kitayama 3413 Kurumayamakogen SKYPARK Ski Area
    A cafe and restaurant with a spectacular view located at the connection point between the Skyliner and Sky Panorama scenic lifts halfway up Kurumayama Skypark Resort. Here customers can enjoy organic coffee brewed with Tengonsui spring water, original herbal teas, light meals, and more, along with a view of the Yatsugatake Mountains and Mt. Fuji. Particularly recommended are the establishment's pizzas baked in a dedicated oven, and the seasonal handmade cakes. The establishment is open for lunch only during ski season and on days when the lifts are in operation from April to November.
  • Mori no Kitchen Queue
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Chino-shi Kitayama 4035-2257
    This mountain cabin-style restaurant is situated along the Venus Line and can easily be identified by its fountain out front. The restaurant's popular French bread, made with homemade natural yeast, is exquisitely crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside - it's also available for takeout. The fresh blueberry juice, filled with blueberry pulp, is also popular. During lunchtime, customers can enjoy dishes such as the Nagano roast pork batard sandwich. There's also a dedicated terrace seating area where you can enjoy a meal with your pet.
  • Tsukemono-Kissa - Soba Dokoro
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Asama Onsen 2-4-19
    "A coffee shop located a one-minute walk from the Naka Asama bus stop and four minutes from the Asamaonsen-iriguchi bus stop. ""Tsukemono-Kissa"" means ""Pickles Cafe"" and is derived from the establishment's aim to promote a culture of enjoying conversation, Japanese pickles, and coffee in Matsumoto. The coffee shop offers around eight to 10 seasonally changing varieties of pickles, including Nagano's famous coleseed green pickles as well as standard takuan pickled daikon and akakabu red turnip pickles. Customers can also enjoy a variety of other dishes, such as oyaki buns and Japanese sweets; the establishment's handmade soba noodles are Shinshu soba-certified. The establishment notably uses only choice water and tea leaves and scrupulously avoids using additives. Customers of the establishment can also get a discount on entry to the adjoining Hotel Tamanoyu's bathhouse."

    とりあえず蕎麦を食べたくて入りました。お昼と夕方の間の時間帯は閉めているお蕎麦屋さんもありますが、このお店は開いていました。メニューを見てみると、正直、そんなに美味しくなさそうだな…(特に、おすすめメニューが個性的で頼む勇気が出ない)と思ったのですが、実際にざる蕎麦を食べてみると、おいしいお蕎麦でした。漬け物も数種類ついてきて、どれも美味しかったです。 本当は海老天そばを食べたかったのですが、海老...

  • Yatoro-onkan
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Ote 4-8-9 Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu
    "A coffee shop operated by Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu which can be reached by leaving Matsumoto Castle via the Kuromon gate, walking along Daimyocho-dori Street, and taking a left at the first intersection. The cafe's name, literally meaning the ""86 warm hall,"" is derived from the nel drip coffee the establishment serves made with 86 degree water. The lunchtime hashed beef, a Kagetsu original also served in the I;caza restaurant, is particularly recommended. The establishment mainly serves simple fare made with local ingredients such as old-fashioned egg salad sandwiches and a farm vegetable black curry. Customers can also enjoy seasonal sweets such as shaved ice in summer and chestnut confections in autumn."

    ランチにお邪魔しました。ハッシュドビーフを注文、小さなバーニャカウダとコーンスープがセットでついてきました。まずスープを一口。なんだかなぁ、お味は良いのに残念な感じでした。とにかくぬるい。熱々が無理でもスープなんだからもう少し温かくできませんか?クレーム言うほどのことではないのかもしれませんが、これはホスピタリティの問題なのではないでしょうか?ハッシュドビーフのライスも半ば冷めていて、寒い日だった...

  • Levian Table
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Ueda-shi Chuo 4-7-31
    A cafe adjoining the longstanding Levain Shinshu Ueda bakery on Yanagimachi Historic Street. Operating out of a remodeled 150 year old Japanese home, the cafe has a relaxing atmosphere and a space on the first floor in the back where customers can enjoy breads made with natural yeast. The cafe serves soups made with beans and seasonal ingredients, breads baked by Levain made with natural yeast and Nagano spring water. The cafe also offers a full array of open faced sandwich combos; coffee, black tea, juices, and other drinks; and other dishes made with bread. The cafe is a great place to relax.

    ドライブ旅行の帰路に、上田の歴史的な建物通りに有るお店へ。 富ヶ谷店と違い昼過ぎでもパンが豊富。 ごまチーズやクロワッサン、食パン食べ比べセットなど4店購入で1500円程とちょっと高めだがその価値ありの美味しさ 2階にはご主人が座っていた

  • Little Museum in a Village of Picture Books Yatsugatake Branch
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Suwa-gun Haramura Harayama 17217-3325
    An art museum specializing in picture books located in Harayama, Hara Village, Nagano Prefecture. Supervised by picture book author Wakiko Sato, the museum provides a space where you can come in contact with moving stories and beautiful picture books. The museum displays original picture book images, paintings, and old picture books. Visitors can also spend a relaxing time perusing a variety of picture books and stories from across Japan and the world in the museum's library. The museum shop sells original merchandise and the museum also operates a mini gallery featuring painted ceramic tile art and a variety of works by various artists.

    自分が子供の頃に出会った絵本、自分の子供に読み聞かせた事のある絵本、 将来の自分の子供に見せたい絵本、、、。 自分と絵本の過去・現在・未来を感じました。 緑の木々に囲まれた場所で、小さな施設だからこそ、この静けさが保たれる。 絵本の中で流れる時間を感じたい。

  • PATISSERIE HIRANO
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Iiyama-shi Iiyama 2228-3
    A Western confectionary shop which started as a Japanese confectionary shop when the original owner, a samurai from Iiyama Castle, started it. The shop's Hirano Roll cakes consist of a fine, moist sponge cake rolled around whipped cream made with condensed milk; customers love its delicate, melt-in-your-mouth flavor. The marble cheesecake, chocolat, and popular shortcake made according to a recipe unchanged since the shop opened its doors are also recommended.
  • Cachette
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 345-1
    A galette specialty restaurant located in Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant serves galettes, a local dish from France's Brittany region, made exclusively with buckwheat flour from Nagano. In addition to galettes paired with local seasonal vegetables, customers can also enjoy dessert-style crepes and pancakes.

    小さいお店ですが、ガレットランチが食べられる所で休日は珍しさもあってか、満席になる時間もあります。利用した日は女性が好みそうなモノトーンのイラストメニューから選ぶようになっていました。ガレットなのでがっつり、とはいかないですが、少しおしゃれにおいしくいただけるお店です。

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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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