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Shopping Spots in Nagano / Togakushi / Ueda / Bessho Area

  • Omiyage-dokoro Kitamura
    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.
  • Miniature Tetsudo Museum Train Gallery NAGANO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Suzaka-shi Fukujima 481
    A gallery which displays over 3,000 model train cars. Some 60 model trains comprised over around 700 cars travel a panoramic exhibit covering the walls of the exhibition room. The controller from an actual 103 series train which can be used to control some of the museum's trains like a real-life engineer is particularly popular.
  • Kyokado (Yashiro Ekimae-dori Shop)
    Nagano Chikuma-shi Sakurado 514-6
    An apricot confection specialty shop which has been in business for 66 years. The shop continues to make its traditional confections by hand according to old-fashioned methods using select ingredients and apricots from Nagano. The shop's popular apricot monaka wafer cakes have been certified as a Shinshu Chikuma brand product and can be eaten as-is or frozen to enjoy like an ice cream sandwich.
  • Anzu no Sato Sketch Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Chikuma-shi Mori 1735-1
    An apricot park where rare ancient varieties of apricots have been transported an old Japanese home has been restored to recreate once lost local scenery. The park's grounds encompass a waterway where fireflies can be seen and an old well and Japanese home. Inside the home building, there is a rest area with an old-fashioned irori sunken hearth; paintings and dyed and woven items by local artists are also on display here. The park's gifts and souvenirs, made with local apricots, are also popular.
  • Misuzuame Honpo Ijima Shop
    113 Reviews
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 1-1-21
    A well-known sweet making shop known as Misuzuame which has long been popular as a Shinshu confection. Using traditional methods unchanged for years the sweets are made with the real fruit flavors intact without the use of any added coloring, artificial flavoring or preservatives. As well as the dried jelly candy, Misuzuame, made with agar and starch syrup, the shop also sells a range of jams and jelly. The building, built in 1924, has been designated as a registered tangible cultural asset. The interior of the store has been created with a fusion of Japanese and Western styles, and decorated with modern furniture. The shop is located a short distance from Ueda Station making it a key city landmark.

    Ueda station is not have many places for site seeing. So. If you have time, this place is just nice to buy some and eat there. I believe JR have rules to free stop over, if your ticket have far...

  • Okazaki Brewery Corporation
    24 Reviews
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-33
    A sake shop alive with tradition since 1665. The sake here is distilled using the famous Shinshu waters and rice from the prefecture and takes into account the whole taste, flavor and aroma. Overall they mainly produce dry junmaishu (sake made without added alcohol or sugar), but their plum wine, developed on sake, is also popular. Their Shinshu Kirei was awarded first prize in the Ginjo category, and received an excellence award in the Junmai category of the Kanto Shinetsu National Research Institute of Brewing Sake Awards. It’s possible to taste the various sake on offer in the distillery and you can also pick up some souvenirs from the shop.


  • Hasumi Farm & Winery Shop & Cafe Ueda Yanagimachi Branch
    4 Reviews
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-34
    This shop and cafe is run directly by Hasumi Farm which operates a winery in Tomi City. In the cafe visitors can enjoy one-plate lunches and desserts served with plenty of the Shinshu delights. Make a booking for dinner and treat yourself to a course meal selected by the chef. The shop offers various kinds of wine, juices, jams and original goods. Visitors can sample the wines and juices too.


  • Suzaka Art Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagano Pref. Suzakashi Nobe 1367-1
    This composite facility, located in Nobe, Suzaka City between Ozasa Highway and Kitashinano Kudamono Highway, includes the “World Folk Doll Museum,” the “Suzaka Hanga (Woodblock) Museum,” and the “Historical Architecture Park.” Many events are held here, including the “Sanjudan Kazari Sentai no Hina Matsuri” festival from late January until around mid-April, the “Ayame no Sekku Jugodan Busha 130-tai Kazari” festival from late April until around late June, and the “Illumination Forest” event from mid- to late December.
  • Shioya Jozo
    Nagano Pref. Suzakashi Suzaka 537
    Shioya Jozo (brewery) has 30 stone troughs lined up that have been there since the Edo period and are used to create miso and soy sauce. 10 buildings on the site, including the store, the main building, the annex, and the soy sauce storehouse have been designated Tangible Cultural Properties. Visitors can tour the miso storehouse as well. The preparation methods have been guarded by successive generations, and combined with the yeast cultivated in the storehouse, the taste produced is exquisite. It’s about a 15-minute walk from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Line.
  • Ueda City Tourism Hall Store
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Ote 2-8-4
    A souvenir shop located close to the entrance of Ueda Castle Park in Ote, Ueda City. The shop sells souvenirs such as popular local sweets, local liquors, and other specialty products as well as Sanada goods. The shop is also adjoined by the Senbonzakura soba noodle restaurant and a cafe corner serving coffee and gelato.
  • Fuji Ice
    23 Reviews
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 2-10-14
    A shop selling obanyaki (a pancake-like flour dough bun with a sweet filling) located in Chuo, Ueda City. The shop's signature obanyaki have been a local favorite for some 80 years and come in two varieties-anko (red bean jam) and custard. Despite the shop's name, the shop does not serve regular ice cream (but does sell soft serve ice cream).

    These are cheap and great i go there on my motorbike always they are made with cream and the japan beans as well Steve

  • Tamaki-ya
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 3-8-19
    A Japanese confectionary shop established in 1869 located in Chuo, Ueda City. The shop's dango dumplings are particularly popular and are made with unsparing care using old-fashioned mills and mallets and top class joshinko rice flour blended according to the weather and other factors. In addition to standard Japanese confections like manju buns, ohagi rice cakes, and oyaki dumplings, the shop also sells seasonal sweets such as strawberry daifuku rice cakes in the spring.
  • Shinanoji Usagiya Factory Main Shop
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Kokubu 1-1-2
    "A Japanese confectionary shop situated along National Route 141 in Kokubu, Ueda City. The shop sells sweets made with walnuts such as the renowned ""Kurumi Soba,"" an red bean pasted wrapped in a buckwheat dough and covered with walnuts; ""Kurumi no Harmony"" walnut cookies; and ""Kurumi Yubeshi"" walnut dumplings, as well as confections made with apples like the winter-only ""Ringo Sketch."""
  • Tsutaya Honten
    1 Reviews
    Nagano Pref. Suzakashi Koyama 529-7
    "This Japanese sweet shop is in Kokumachi Koyama, Suzaka City. They offer ten kinds of oyaki dumplings, including standards like nozawana greens and eggplant, as well as ones like chive and cabbage, okara soy, broad bean jam, and Nagano-raised ""Shinshu Ogon Shamo"" chicken. Their Japanese sweets include bamboo charcoal and brown sugar manju buns, sake manju buns, and more."

    お店は少し細道を通って行くとあり駐車場も2-3台分あります。 朝8時からやっているので、出掛けるときの小腹用に買っていくのに良いです。 丸なすのおやきが一番のお気に入りです。

  • Levain Shinshu Ueda Store
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-31
    "This long-establish bakery is located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture. They sell various kinds of bread including campagne and melange using only Japanese wheat and natural yeast. The ""pain de mie"" available only at the Shinshu Ueda store is also popular. In addition, there is a dine-in space, and the store is visited by many people from afar."
  • Ario Ueda
    Nagano Ueda-shi Tenjin 3-5-1
  • Lawson Ueda Bypass
    Nagano Ueda-shi Ueda 1823
  • Lawson Koshoku Hanyu
    Nagano Chikuma-shi Naka Nakamura 252-1
  • Lawson Sakaki Murakami
    Nagano Hanishina-gun Sakakimachi
  • Lawson Ueda Ekimae
    Nagano Ueda-shi Tenjin 1-2-1

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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