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  • Baikouan
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto-shi Shirahone hot spring
    This restaurant serving up local cuisine in the hot spring town of Shirahone in Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City is also a day trip hot spring facility. Inside the dignified building that really conveys its history guests can enjoy a very Japanese space with tatami seating and irori (sunken hearth). Their famous product is Yu-no-Hanazen offering a set of items such as okayu (thin rice porridge) cooked with the hot spring water as well as sweetened boiled rainbow trout. The soba is also popular for its local taste and there are various soba dishes on the menu such as Tagoto Soba and Toji Soba. The rotemburo open-air bath that draws 100% of its warm water from the source is a great place to relax and enjoy a bath while taking in a view of magnificent nature.

    乗鞍岳に登り、帰りに白骨温泉に入る為に寄りました。 湯船は小さく、洗い場も狭いですが、山を見ながら入れます。 食事も出来ます。食事提供の時間が短いので、注意が必要です。

  • Restaurant Suju Masayuki Karuizawa
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 6-1
    Founded as a miso storehouse in Shinshu Komoro in 1827, this is the restaurant of Suju Masayuki Shoten, which is known for Japanese seasonings such as miso and soy sauce. They offer plenty of a la carte dishes that make the most of the umami flavor of the ingredients and taste of the traditional seasonings, and guests will not grow tired of enjoying the simple Japanese cuisine. They also have a complete selection of local sake and wine that pairs well with the food. A popular way to finish off the meal is with their fluffy rice cooked in a copper pot and their special miso soup. Alight from Karuizawa Station and proceed on foot for approximately 20 minutes.

    The menu choices between veggie, meats and fish meals were wide. It also comes with soup, pickles and rice as a set. Highly recommended.

  • Nagomian Hidatei
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    5.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kisogunkisomachi Fukushima Upper stage 5248
    This is a modern Japanese restaurant remodeled from an old Japanese house in Fukushima-juku, Nakasendo Road, where diners can enjoy a spacious interior with a sunken hearth and kaiseki course meals full of local color. The restaurant boasts Japanese food with local ingredients including mountain vegetables picked by the head chef, mushrooms, select Kiso beef, and Shinshu pork. Their lunch menu is focused mainly around Shokado bento lunchboxes, with the reasonably priced Tomoezen set meal and Shinshu Pork Cutlet set meal being particular favorites. Evening seats are available by booking only, and they serve authentic kaiseki course meals matched to the season. The nearest station is Kiso-Fukushima Station.

    To find such high quality dining in such a little town is rare and so special. The food is intricate, varied and absolutely delicious. The staff are lovely and the chef came out often to explain the...

  • Japanese Restaurant “Shinano”
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagoya-do Town Nagano-shi Nagano prefecture 1346 Hotel Metropolitan Nagano 2F
    A Japanese restaurant inside the Hotel Metropolitan Nagano in front of Nagano Station, you’ll also find the sushi restaurant “Kaizu” and iron grill restaurant “Yamasachi” nearby. This establishment offers several dishes prepared with fresh Shinshu ingredients. They also offer three formal dinner courses for various celebratory occasions (reservation required at least five days in advance).

    We ate here two of our three nights in Nagano. The sushi was amazing. I have never had anything this fresh. Some of the fish just melted in your mouth - particularly the yellowtail. The staff...

  • Restaurant Nakamura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Prefecture Iiyama-shi Kamikura 583-1
    This restaurant is about an 11-minute walk from Iiyama Station in Iiyama City, Oaza Iiyama along National Route 97. They provide everything from pork cutlet and seafood meals to pork cutlet rice bowls, “tenzaru” (cold soba with tempura), Shokado box lunches that require advance reservations. There are table seats, cushion seats, raised tatami-floor seating, private rooms, fireside seating, and more, and up to 120 people can be accommodated, making it great for groups.
  • Sumaro
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Inashi Misuzu Kamikawate 9375
    "A Japanese-style diner standing on National Route 361 in Misuzu, Ina City. The restaurant serves ""romen,"" a local Ina City dish made with thick Chinese noodles, mutton, and other toppings cooked in a tasty broth. The restaurant is also renowned for its sauce katsu-don, a rice bowl topped with a breaded pork cutlet covered in a special sauce."

    出張中のランチに利用しました。伊那ということで名物マトンローメンを食べました、大盛850円でした。これまで食べたローメンでは一番美味しかったです、まあ食べるのは年に一回位で十分ですが。次は他のメニューを食べてみたいです、とにかくまた来たくなるお店です。

  • Kagura
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Suwagunshimosuwamachi 3571
    "This Japanese restaurant is on the Nakasendo Road in Shimosuwa Town, Suwa County. Based on the concept of ""the extraordinary in daily life,"" they offer gozen Japanese-style set meals and seasonal a la carte fare. Their lunch menu includes a ""Kagura Gozen"" featuring two kinds of roasted omusubi rice balls (made with Shinshu Yonezawa Venus rice) and seasonal soup (including a Shinshu Noppei-jiru soup option), as well as Gohei-mochi rice cakes, rice with raw egg, curry, and more. In the evening, they serve multi-course meals prepared with seasonal ingredients (reservations required)."

    お店の名前にあるように、節気を意識したメニューのようでした。メニューについて詳しく書かれた冊子がテーブルに置いてあって、自分の頂くものが詳しくわかってよかったです。ちょっと小腹が空いて寄ったので、おにぎりセットをいただきました。汁物は2種類から選べ、私は手打ちそばにわさびの菜の花が乗っている方を選びました。お漬物も含めて全て優しい味でとても美味しかったです。また来たい!を思うお店でした。

  • Kanko-so (Okaya Main Shop)
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Okayashi Kawagishihigashi 5-18-14
    This long-established eel restaurant is near the Tenryu River in Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture. They serve jiyaki kabayaki style eel from Kansai, charcoal grilled without steaming. Their namabushi-don rice bowl with a sauce mixed with wasabi and leek is popular. The shop can seat 120 guests, and has a large parking lot, too. Lots of people travel from afar to eat here, and there can be a line to get in, especially on Saturdays and Sundays.

    We drove to have lunch at Kankohso Okaya after reading good reviews from TripAdvisor and indeed, we enjoyed the delicious Unagi. It was our best eel rice ever had before. The staff was very helpful...

  • Kibiya (Ario Ueda Restaurant)
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Tenjin 3-5-1 Ario Ueda 1F
    A Japanese restaurant located on the first floor of Ario Ueda. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including an all-you-can-eat shabushabu course, sushi, tempura, udon noodles, and seasonal cuisine. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal in the soothing atmosphere and the restaurant is a popular destination particularly for families.

    アリオ1階にあるやや高級な和食処で、うどん、そば、丼ものなど幅広くメニューがありました。すきやきも気になりましたが、私はエビ天カレーうどんを注文。サクサクのエビ天もうまいですが、カレーうどんも絶品。値段は1000円以上したのでやや高めに感じましたが、上品な味で満足しました。

  • Shimosuwa Unagi Kobayashi
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Suwagunshimosuwamachi Kohanchou 6153-11
    This unagi eel restaurant is located in Suwa County, Nagano Prefecture. They are particular not just about the eel but also the rice, and the kabayaki broiled eel carefully cooked with their secret sauce is popular. In addition, you can see the garden from inside the restaurant, allowing you to enjoy the different scenery of the four seasons. The venue is perfect for entertaining and working meals, and is used by many local residents.

    July 25 is a Koyomi day in the Japanese Calendar and everyone eats Unagi- eel. So we came here to try out their menu as they specialise in eel. There are several dishes available I chose mine at JPY...

  • Tofu Ryori Marui
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Asamaonsen 1-30-7
    Marui Tofu Restaurant is located at the Hot Plaza Asama bus stop, 30 minutes from the Matsumoto Interchange. It is under the direct ownership of a venerable tofu shop founded in 1930. In addition to small plates like Dengaku (roasted tofu glazed with miso) and Tokkuri Mushi (tofu steamed in a three-layer ceramic beaker), the restaurant also serves a Tofu Lunch, with ingredients changing from day to day. There are five-course dinner included Tokkuri Mushi. Dishes made from o-kara (soy pulp) and yuba (tofu skin) are also available, along with non-tofu dishes, such as Motsuni (tripe stew), Oden (fish cake and vegetable stew), salad, and others.

    This place was just around the corner from our hotel, bit hard to find, as no English signs, so with your GPS, its upstairs. Small cosy place run by Mum & Dad, He does most of the cooking, with no...

  • Mine No Chaya
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 2131-2
    A restaurant at the starting point of the Shiraito Highland Way connecting Kita-Karuizawa and Kyu-Karuizawa. A veteran shop with a 100-year-plus history, it was originally a lodge for climbers on Mt. Asama. Today it's still a break spot for travelers, serving soba and udon noodles, cake, drinks, and other light fare. Some trails and trailheads are close by, so many people stop in for a break while checking their maps. It's about 30 minutes by car from Karuizawa Station and is a great place to unwind with a high ceiling and a modern atmosphere.

    メニューは多くありませんが、ちょうどお腹が空いた時に、ポツンとあるレストランで 助かりました。カレーをいただきましたが、美味しかったです。 お蕎麦等もあったようです。

  • Shokusai Chubo Watabetei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Azumino Hotaka 4361
    A kappo Japanese izakaya pub and restaurant which makes use of local Azumino ingredients. The restaurant is filled with bottles of shochu carefully selected by the proprietor. The restaurant's menu consists of highly original dishes such as fresh seafood ordered from Toyosu, whole chicken dishes, and kushiyaki and kushiage grilled and fried skewers. Open for lunch, as well, during this time the establishment serves a daily lunch specials and creative combo meals. The Shinshu salmon-don rice bowl, topped with hearty portions of Azumino's famous Shinshu salmon, is one of the most popular items on the menu.
  • Tsukinowa
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komagane-shi Akaho 16616-1
    A pesticide-free, chemical fertilizer-free, organic kamameshi rice dish restaurant. In addition to a la carte dishes, here customers can enjoy 16 to 18 varieties of kamameshi, such as the mushroom kamameshi combo made with sesame-seasoned shimeji and maitake mushrooms; and the harasu and bacon kamameshi combo made with crisply sauteed fatty wild sockeye salmon belly and homemade, additive-free bacon. From fall to spring, meals come with the restaurant's signature kenchin jiru soup, while from early summer to fall, meals are served with a seasonal miso soup.

    釜めしが食べられるという事で訪問しました。待ち合わせをした市内在住の弟は農道から来たのになかなかお店に辿り着く事が出来ない!と連絡があり迎えに出ました。私もナビで行きましたが、こんな所にお店が?と驚きました。休日お昼11:30の開店前にはすでに2-3台先客が駐車場で待っていました。注文から約1時間やっと釜飯にありつく事が出来ました。釜飯だけでなく魚定食のご飯も1つずつ釜炊きなので時間がかかるようで...

  • Nakakichi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komoro-shi Yoramachi 4-1-5
    A 10-minute drive from the Komoro Interchange and a 15-minute walk from Komoro Station. This creative cuisine and kushiyaki grilled skewer dish restaurant is situated a short distance north of the intersection between Prefectural Route 40 and the Jabori River. The restaurant is only open for lunch on Fridays through Sunday and for dinner on Thursday through Sunday. The restaurant operates out of a remodeled building which was used by a paper wholesaler from the Meiji to the early Showa periods. The interior combines the old fashioned with the modern and customers can enjoy entirely different dishes depending on whether they come for lunch or dinner. Focusing on using local ingredients, the restaurant's exquisite Shinshu Tateshina beef seiro meal is made with top quality Shinshu Tateshina beef and seasonal vegetables. Particularly recommended kushiyaki choices include the tsukune kushi with tare sauce, and the five skewer kushiyaki assortment.

    北国街道の古い町並みの中にある、年数の経った元商家を生かした落ち着いた雰囲気で内装も良いお店。ランチに行ったが、畳の上のテーブル席でいただいた。蓼科牛と季節野菜のセイロと花豆おこわを注文した。創作料理系であるが、地元の素材を使っていて、特に花豆おこわは美味しかった。料理全体としてはややおおまかな調理のように思われたが、心意気は伝わってきた。お店の方の対応は実に丁寧であった。何人かでくつろぎたいと...

  • Japanese Restaurant Kurabu
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kamitakai-gun Obusemachi Obuse 807
    A Japanese restaurant which serves local regional cuisine. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes made with local ingredients, including char and other river fish; Nagano meats; and fresh vegetables, mushrooms, and beans from local farms. Offering colorful lunch combos, char takikomi gohan rice made with a real kama stove, kama stove-cooked white rice, and more, is the reason why this establishment is so popular is because its food enables the diner to enjoy the innate flavors of the ingredients used. The restaurant takes particular pride in its Shinshu Daio Iwana char grown in the pure rivers of Sakuho Town; many people love its delicate flavor. The restaurant's wines and renowned Nagano liquors such as Masuichi sake are also exceptional.

    What an awesome restaurant. Great sale, great service and really quick. Awesome food too. Great little town to wander around and taste the local foods on offer.

  • Notochu
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    5.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Suzaka-shi Suzaka 304
    A seven-minute walk from Suzaka Station. This premiums kaiseki course cuisine restaurant was established in 1882 and has five private dining rooms as well as a banquet hall. Paying particular attention to the ingredients and broth, what sets this establishment apart is its cuisine lovingly crafted one dish at a time with a focus on authentic flavor; and its luxurious private dining rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing, unhurried meal. The content of the restaurant's makanai-style lunch menu is determined the day of, and consists of dishes meticulously and individually prepared while incorporating an appropriate seasonal atmosphere. As the establishment only has the five private dining rooms, be sure to make a reservation by phone in advance.

    須坂の老舗割烹。 明るいおかみさんに迎えられ、会席ランチをいただきました。 どの料理も丁寧に作られ、とても美味しかったです。 お出汁の味がとてもいいです。

  • Shinanoji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Matsushiromachi Nishiterao 1372-1 RoyalHotel Nagano 1F
    A restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and simple local dishes incorporating the flavors of the season. In addition to sashimi, broiled dishes, deep-fried dishes, and Nagano beef dishes, the restaurant also offers course meals. Situated on the first floor of the Royal Hotel Nagano a two-minute drive from the Nagano Interchange, here you can savor your meal along with heartfelt hospitality.
  • Sansui
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    2.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi 3216-1
    A Japanese restaurant situated along the Asama-Shirane-Shiga Sawayaka Highway in Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant serves eel, tempura, seafood rice bowl, deep fried food, and other combo meals as well as a la carte dishes like soba and udon noodles. Here customers can enjoy a view of beautiful scenery encompassing Mt. Hanare and the Yukawa River along with their meal.

    いろんなメニューがあるお店なので多少は仕方ないとは思いますが、出来立てではなく作りおきで出てくるので、味としては微妙な感じです。特に鮮度が重要な海鮮系はかなり厳しいと思います。素材はいいものを使っているし、場所柄もあって価格が高いのは仕方ないとしても客がさほど多いわけではないので、せめて作りおきにすることさえ避ければ、それなりに印象も良くなっただろうに、と思うと少し残念ではあります。

  • Ogosso
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Nagakura 1999-1
    A Japanese izakaya pub standing on National Route 18 in Nagakura, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The pub serves chicken dishes such as shamosuki hotpot made with local Gitaro Shamo brand chicken; a variety of other dishes made with ingredients such as Shinshu beef and Kato Kuchidoke pork from Gunma Prefecture; and local liquors. For lunch, customers can enjoy oyakodon chicken and egg over rice, shamosuki combo meals, pork loin cutlet combo meals, and more.

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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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