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  • Shunsai Kominka Yururi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Suzakashi Suzaka 1385
    Shunsai Kominka Yururi is an over 100-year-old residence that has been restored. There are seats on tatami with tables and chairs and counter seats with a sunken fireplace, giving the place an authentically quaint feel. The menu options use seasonal ingredients from Shinshu and all over and are pleasing to look at as well as eat. You’re guaranteed to be satisfied no matter your choice. It’s about 10 minutes from the Suzaka Nagano Higashi Interchange on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway, or about a 15-minute walk from Suzaka Station on the Nagano Electric Railway.

    和の内装の雰囲気が良く畳に椅子席の個室でユックリと食事が楽しめた。 料理も季節を大切にした雛祭り風のコースで、器も素敵でどれも凝った演出で美味しかった。

  • Ochanoma Rest Area
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 2344
    This restaurant is right next to Jorakuji Temple, which is in the Beppu Hot Springs, the oldest hot spring in Shinshu. The whole family collects the mugwort used to create the ever-popular “three-color mugwort dango.” Other specialties include the “pot-roasted walnut udon noodles” and “oyaki” buns that showcase the flavor of the local cuisine. There are exclusive seasonal items too, such as “shaved ice” and “amazake.”
  • Fuka / Kaze no Yume Gallery
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Tonoshiro Nagamine 2846-4
    Visitors can overlook the city of Ueda from the “Fuka / Kaze no Yume Gallery” which has been relocated to a hill with a height of 800 meters into an old Niigata private house, finished in a western style. The cafe offers a lunch menu and the “Fuka Lunch”, changed weekly, is recommended. Also the multipurpose space in the Kaze no Yume Gallery is available for hire to the general public. The space of woven wood and plaster walls has a calming atmosphere. It is approximately 15 minutes by car from the “Ueda Sugadaira Interchange” on the Joshin-etsu Expressway.

    上田市を一望できる高台にある喫茶店 美しい眺めと共に夏でも健やかな風が入ってきて、幸せな気分になります。 ランチメニューは、定食、パスタ、トースト程度 今回は「ブタ肉ときのこの南蛮漬け定食」を頂きました。 野菜たっぷりで美味しかったです。 店員さんも丁寧で文句なし。 ただ、注文してから作っているので出てくるまでに時間がかかります。 のんびり風景見て待つ必要があります。

  • Bengal Unnomachi Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 2-4-9
    "A long-standing curry restaurant located in Chuo, Ueda City. The restaurant serves ""Bengal Curry"" made with pork and chicken bone broth and other Japanese-style curries. The restaurant was famously frequented by ""Sanada Taiheiki"" author Shotaro Ikenami."
  • Collabo Shokudo
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-27 Through the trees
    "A Japanese diner standing on Ueda-yanagimachi Street in Chuo, Ueda City. The restaurant makes use of a ""one day chef system"" in which different chefs register to be in charge of the restaurant on different days. A variety of people are registered as chefs, preparing the restaurant's fixed price lunch specials, including people looking to open their own restaurant someday, farmers, organizations, cooking lovers, and homemakers."

    [風情豊かな古い街並みの古民家カフェ、テラス席が最高] コミュニティレストラン コラボ食堂 (木楽歩) @ 長野県上田市...

  • Fuji Ice
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Shopping
    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

  • Wakanakan
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Tenjin 1-6-1 Wakana cabin building 2F
    An eel restaurant located close to Ueda Station in Tenjin, Ueda City. The restaurant serves unaju eel boxes, eel set meals, shirayaki plain broiled eel, eel rolls, and other eel dishes. The restaurant also offers a full selection of non-eel a la carte dishes, donburi rice bowls, and set meals, including a basashi horse meat set and an oyakodon chicken and egg over rice meal made with Ueda Shiodadaira chicken.

    In terms of location its the best for sure as its so close to the train station. In terms of food quality, yes thats tasty but not something surprising. Id say there were better choices elsewhere...

  • Sabo Marugen
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 1718
    A cafe located in the Bessho Onsen hot spring district in Ueda City. The cafe operates out of a remodeled old Japanese home built in 1923. Particularly popular menu items include the homemade soy milk sweets and the amazake sweet sake.

    春ですが、肌寒い雨の日に訪れました。ストーブが暖かくて、飲み物も美味しくて、ホッとひと息つくことができました。柱時計の音が落ち着く喫茶店です。

  • Tamaki-ya
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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."""
  • Books and Cafe Nabo
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 2-14-31
    A cafe and antiquarian bookshop located in Chuo, Ueda City. The first brick and mortar location operated by Valuebooks, a company which stocks over 1.8 million secondhand books, one of the largest selections in the country, the cafe's book selection is changed every three months. The cafe serves coffee and breads and its breads are also available for takeout.

    とてものんびりできました。 パンとスープとコーヒーを注文しまして、ほんを読んで、ゆったりの時間が流れました。

  • Moribun
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-31
    This cafe is on the Shinshu Ueda Hokkoku Kaido Yanagimachi in central Ueda City. In a converted Meiji period storehouse, they serve homemade cakes like tarte tatin, as well as dishes that include okowa rice pasta, ramen, and more.
  • Kaya
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Chikumashi Togura 1855-1
    "A soba restaurant situated along National Route 18 in Togura, Chikuma City. Operating out of a 250-year-old structure designated a Tangible Cultural Property, the restaurant serves Nagano ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour, a combination ni-hachi and juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour platter, and ""Karamiso Soba"" noodles topped with spicy grated karami daikon from Sakaki Town. The restaurant also serves soba-gaki buckwheat dough soup, soba-sashi sliced soba sheets, and course meals."

    Make sure you see how the soba master cut the soba in perfect timing and size! Impressive. Soba tasted great and the little museum behind the restaurant is charming.

  • Kuraya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-8-11
    This restaurant is on the Yanagimachi former Hokkoku Kaido Road in Chuo, Ueda City. Located in an old warehouse, they serve southern European cuisine, including gratin, pasta, doria, and their tomato sauce topped omurice (omelette with fried rice). Meals come with a seasonal soup. For dinner, they offer a la carte fare and multiple course meals when booked at least a day in advance.
  • Tsutaya Honten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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。

  • Ohnishi
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-9-8
    This soba shop is on the Hokkaido Highway in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture. Made with germinated buckwheat berries, the shopkeeper's original Hatsuga Soba has become famous, and many people stop by while touring Yanagimachi. The open, Japanese style interior can cater to groups, too. They close for the day when the soba noodles run out.

    On Ueda’s Edo-period Street, this soba restaurant offers a relaxing lunch in a charming space. It is filled with antiques in an older traditional building. Most everyone was enjoying the cold soba of...

  • Shinshu Soba no Kusabue (Ueda Oshiro Mae Store)
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Ote 2-7-6
    This soba buckwheat noodle restaurant is located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, and is famous for its walnut soba noodles and grated yam soba noodles. You can see traditional Komoro soba cutting, and enjoy the different scenic views throughout the four seasons and Ueda Castle from the second floor. The store accepts group customers, and is visited by many tourists.

    中盛は@300増し。これには注意しなければならない。物凄くそばが大盛りになるからだ。大食漢でないと結局残すことになるので、よく考えて。 120gの倍ぐらいと思ったが、来てみたのは4倍ほどのボリューム。とっても手打ちで美味しい蕎麦なのだけれど、申し訳ない。残してしまった。 皆さん、注意ください。 レジで残した、と言ったら、「でしょー」と言われた。

  • Levain Shinshu Ueda Store
    Shopping
    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."
  • 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。

  • Azemichi Sanso
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Fujiyama 1959
    This matsutake mushroom cuisine restaurant is located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, and is a place many matsutake-lovers go to from all over Japan. They are keen to offer only fresh, just-harvested matsutake, and you can savor course meals with the mushrooms. In addition, the scenic views of Mt. Konosu from the interior allow you to enjoy your meal while getting a taste of nature. It is open for a limited time from early September to around mid-November.

    11月2日17時半くらいから国産松茸づくしを頂きました。土瓶蒸し、お吸い物、焼き松茸、松茸いりすき焼き、松茸ごはんなどボリューム満点。席は和式、壁はビニール、駐車場から薄暗い土の階段を手すりを頼りに5分くらい登ります。コースは5000円から15000円くらいまで7つくらいありました。

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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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