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Bread / Dessert / Other Food Shop Spots in Nagano Area

  • Boulangerie Asanoya Kyudo Main Store
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 738
    This long-established bakery located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture was founded in 1933. They have adopted European-style traditional bread-making, and their French bread and German bread baked in a stone oven imported from Spain are well-regarded. Popular products include their Fruit Rye that features the fragrance of rum-soaked raisins and orange peel. In addition, they sell approximately 70 types of breads including the Chocolate Bread that is limited to Karuizawa. The shop features a space to eat inside.
  • Kaiundo Main Store
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 2-2-15
    This long-established western sweets shop founded in 1884 was given a new building in 1998, and features a simple yet innovative design that blends in to the townscape of the Matsumoto castle town. Their representative sweets are the steamed confection Kaiun-oimatsu and Japanese style nougat Shinmito. With a cute swan as its icon, their western-style sweet Swan Lake is also popular and is frequently featured in magazines. They have a soft ice cream robot inside the store, and guests can purchase their treat by operating the touch panel themselves. The closest station is Matsumoto Station.
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 3-5-102F
    This “hideout” café operates on the second floor of “Gunjo”—a beauty parlor in a remodeled warehouse. The café was opened by beauty parlor regulars, and its interior features a relaxed space with a mix of East and West. From the large window, you can get a clear view of Nakamachi and its rows of warehouses—popular with tourists. The homemade sweets are also popular, with handmade dishes like “soba powder crepe” and “soy milk and white sesame pudding” a hit with female customers. The closest station is Matsumoto Station.
  • Sakurai Kanseido Main Store
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Obuse 774
    This is an old Japanese confectionery shop in Obuse Town, Kamitakai County, Nagano Prefecture, and the Kurirakugan sweet introduced by the first owner in 1808 is said to be the start of Obuse chestnut sweets. Maintaining traditional flavors and techniques, they sell a variety of sweets of chestnuts from Japan and abroad. In the wide space of the pure Japanese interior are lined a variety of sweets including the popular Jun Kuri Yokan made with just chestnuts, sugar and vegetable gelatin, and the Jun Kuri Kanoko which is pure chestnut bean paste matched with pieces of chestnut. Both inside and out there are rest spaces in which one can take a break from shopping.

    小布施観光のお昼ごはんにこちらで定食を頂きました。 町の名物でもある栗を使った栗おこわがとにかく美味しかったです。 大粒のキレイな栗を使っているのはもちろんですが、味が甘旨い。 栗ってこんなに美味しいモノなんだってビックリさせられました。 なかなか気軽に来るには遠いところですが。だからこそ次の機会があればまた食べたいと思います。

  • Kurian Fumido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Obuse 414
    Located in Obuse Town, Kamitakai County, Nagano Prefecture, this long-established confectioner opened in 1864. They make and sell chestnut candy—a specialty of Obuse—and in the spacious interior, you’ll find rows of various sweets made using quality, domestic chestnuts. Popular options range from the standard “chestnut jelly” with its elegant sweetness to the “kurikanoko” made from only chestunt and sugar and the “hatsuguri” which won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Award. The interior also features a café space, where you enjoy sweets made with chestnut or Obuse ingredients.
  • Ciboulette
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Prefecture Kitasaku-gun Karuizawa-machi Old Karuizawa 668 Karuizawa shopping array
    A café located in “Karuizawa Shopping Alley” in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture operated by a natural ice vendor which was founded over 100 years ago. The café is famous for its sweet, shaved ice, made with rare natural ice created by freezing spring water from Mt. Asama outdoors in the cold air of winter. Shaved thin and fine, the ice is light, resembling fresh-fallen snow. Piled heaping high, you might think one bowl is too much to eat, but it’s so delicious you’ll find your spoon hitting bottom before you know it.

    旧軽井沢ストリートにある、喫茶店シブレットは、天然氷を使った、かき氷があります。 ボリュームあり、氷も柔らかく、食べると笑みがこぼれます。 写真は、コーラ味のかき氷ですが、種類も豊富です。 ぜひ、食べてみてください!

  • Cafe VARIE
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 8177-1
    A cute café located in Hotakaariake, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture. With a yellow building resembling a small hotel, its country-style interior creates a soothing and warm atmosphere. The café’s sweets and dishes, laboriously prepared by the chef using local ingredients, are highly reviewed. Particularly popular menu options include the slow-stewed beef stew and the sweets sampler, which comes with three or four sweets. A corner of the café is a shop space selling natural stone accessories and knickknacks. The picturesque scenery of Azumino stretches out from the windows on the second floor, and here you can relax and forget the passage of time.

    Their chicken stew with tomatoes and bouillabaisse were very tasty. Every dishes has beautiful verges from Nagano. We also enjoyed nice view from the 2nd floor.

  • Libisco
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 742-7
    A popular gelato shop located on Kyu-Karuizawa Tennis Court-dori Street in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. Libisco never uses product made the previous day, making fresh batches to serve that day by hand every morning. Made with fresh fruit and milk from Obuse, Libisco’s gelato uses no preservatives and is flavored only with natural ingredients. The dekopon and yogurt double is a particularly popular combination. Libisco also serves flavors made without any eggs or milk, making it a popular destination for persons with allergies as well.

    They make gelatos every mornings and it is made by fresh milk ,fruits and some other ingredients.I had yogurt and strawberry gelatos, and it was very delicious ! I wanted to try the other flavors...

  • Bakery & Restaurant Sawamura Kyu-Karuizawa Branch
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    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.
  • Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse Restaurant
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    3.5
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa Izumi no Sato
    A restaurant with delicious tasting vegetables in the Karuizawa Hotel Longinghouse. The restaurant gets fresh and seasonal produce all year round from farmers throughout the country. The restaurant prides itself on using local meat and fish for local consumption, and the staff also grow their own vegetables. There are two private rooms large enough for eight people in the restaurant which can be used for business or pleasure. They also have seating out on the terrace where pets are welcome. The restaurant is open for bookings from breakfast to dinner.

    We stayed in the new block for two nights in a triple room. The room was very spacious with a nice big bath tub, separate toilet, and a nice patio. We stayed there with half-board plan and both...

  • Chiffon & Cake Karen
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganohigashimachi 198
    This chiffon cake specialty shop also has a café. “Fluffy” and “rich” are characteristic textures here. And they have over 30 items. There are six to eight short cakes which change day to day. They are handmade with choice ingredients and in-season fruits and vegetables, and with no preservatives to maintain natural flavor. The highly rated “kurihana honey ginger” uses rare natural honey from Ogawa Village. You’ll also find chiffon cakes with unique combinations.
  • Kukuya Syunsui
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Naganomotoyoshichou 486 Zenkoji Nakamise Street
    Kukuya Syunsui is located near to the front gate of Shinshu Zenkoji Temple and sells Shinshu cakes and confections. The shop sells various goods in collaboration with a hand towel shop, Kamawanu, and they also have Zenkoji Temple ‘Yawataya Isogoro’ peppers, popular as souvenirs from Shinshu. Additionally, they sell Shinshu miso, Shinshu fruit jam, honey, and Western and Japanese style confectionery among other things. The shop has a full take-out menu and their soba crepes and soba galettes can only be tasted here. They also have limitedly available foods on the menu too.

    色々のってるクレープを食べました。700円でした。地元だと、500円くらいで食べれると思います。高く感じました。ボリュームあるのは嬉しいですが、私には甘すぎました。

  • Pâtisserie Keinoshin
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Wakatsukidanchi 2-33
    This shop sells Western-style sweets made with in-season fruits cultivated and harvested in Shinshu. There are always 15 varieties of beautiful cakes decorating the showcase. A nice selection of tarts evokes the seasons, with Shinshu apricot tart or Shinshu black fig tart. As for chocolates, the bon bon chocolate is recommended. The cacao beans are the finest choice beans from French company Pralus. There is also an eat-in area.

    A pastry shop that mostly serves French pastries and uses seasonal fruits The cakes are impeccable and you can’t go wrong with any of the seasonal offerings Only drawback is that it’s quite...

  • Kirakudo
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    Nagano Pref. Iyamashi Iyama 1201-2
    This well-established confectioner is well known for Iiyama’s famous “Chiyo no ume.” Azuki red bean jam is wrapped in gyuhi, and tucked in a shiso leaf in this Japanese confection. It has a history of popularity as an Iiyama souvenir. “Chestnut chuka manju” with chestnut-filled red bean paste in dora-yaki is recommended. Everything is made fresh, so the sekihan rice and okowa are great but require a reservation. The owner trained in a Western confection shop, so you may see fruit cakes out sometimes too.
  • Saint-Honoré Azumino Branch
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 8148-3
    The bakery is located along Prefectural Route 25 in Hotakaariake, Azumino City. Not only can you buy a variety of breads made with natural yeast and ingredients, you can also eat in. The building is surrounded by trees like a log cabin. When the weather is nice, you can stretch out on the terrace.

    種類も豊富で味も良いパン屋さんです。アートヒルズの向かいにあるので、ちょっと小腹が空いた時にオススメです。

  • Matsumoto Seika
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 2185-2
    Located in Shibu Onsen, Hirao, Yamanouchi Town, this confectionery boasts an 80-year history. It sells many types of manju (sweet buns), including “Shinshu sesame seed soba manju,” which contains bean jam mixed with sesame paste and Shinshu miso wrapped in dough containing soba powder, “onsen manju,” “miso manju,” “jizake (local brew) manju,” and so on.
  • 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.
  • Kameman
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Inashi Takatomachinishitakato 1689
    Kameman, founded in 1875, has been making the beloved “Kame manju” sweets for 130 years. The various products in the store use no preservatives and are made with only select ingredients, creating a delicious taste you can trust. This shop is about a 20-minute drive from Inakita Station on the Iida Line.

    高遠地方の名物、亀まん頭は小さな亀の焼印がされていて見た目にかわいい。皮は薄皮でしっとりとしていて、食べ易い。中身はこしあんで、さっぱりとした仕上がりとなっています。

  • Kogoi Confectionery Shop
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 2114
    This confectionery is located in the Shibu Onsen hot spring area in northern Nagano Prefecture. They bake and sell bread, traditional sweets, and Western sweets. The “Uzumaki” custard bread that features a swirl design being especially popular and perfect to snack on while strolling through the area. You’ll also find sweet buns and a variety of other sweets and breads.
  • Hata Kanseido
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 2316
    Hata Kanseido opened in 1927 and is famous for its “onsen manju” (hot spring sweet buns), which are popular as a Shinshu souvenir. New sweets that use local ingredients, “hayamochi” soba, “doraffuru” (sweet buns), and fruit manju are also popular choices.

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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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