Shopping in Nagano - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Nagano's main shopping street is Naka-mise. Its name can be literally translated as "shops inside the temple." On this historic street, you can find shops of various profiles, many of which have been operating for dozens of years. Besides the stalls, you can see small street cafes serving the most popular national dishes at moderate prices. A common treat is “manju” - small steamed buns stuffed with beans.
1. Most tourists visit Nagano in winter, as well as during major religious holidays. Hotel rooms should be booked in advance for such periods. 2. The best option for active tourists would … Open
Strolling through the shopping street, tourists can find shops of all possible types. These include several large tea shops, as well as a store selling the popular national drink Sake. There are also great shops offering traditional clothes and accessories. The most popular among tourists are numerous souvenir shops. Some shops on Naka-mise Street may seem pretty unusual - one sells pickles, and in the other, you can buy unique works of art.
A must-have for ice cream lovers is Miso Soft where dozens of versions of their favorite treats are sold. Numerous craft shops deserve special attention - here you can buy interesting home decorations and very practical accessories. The main shopping street also accommodates the most interesting gastronomic shops where customers can find the most popular national delicacies. Copyright
Nagano cannot boast an abundance of large shopping centers, and Midori Nagano is considered one of the largest. Here you can choose new clothes and accessories, as well as taste specialties at national restaurants, all day long. The mall houses dozens of clothing and footwear stores of various types, jewelry and cosmetics stores. Many come here for a specialized tea shop where they can watch a real tea ceremony and taste popular varieties of the national drink. Customers with children will enjoy shops with toys and sweets.
For interesting and tasty souvenirs, you can visit Tsutaya Honten, a store housed in a beautiful national-style building. It sells the townspeople's favorite fast food and sweets. Many tourists buy traditional steamed buns with various fillings in the store. As a gift for loved ones, you can buy original biscuits and other sweets. The store will not disappoint adherents of a healthy diet, as it sells fresh meals of rice, vegetables, and seafood.
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Miyasaka Shuzo Brewery specializes in locally produced alcoholic beverages. It would be of interest to both budget tourists and wealthy travelers who want to replenish their bar with elite drinks. The store sells various types of sake, as well as wines from local factories. Traditional plum wine is especially popular with tourists. Besides, you can buy a variety of liquors in the store.
Peace Bell In Nagano and its environs, you can visit several farm shops. The famous Michi-no-Eki Nakajo store can be found near the Olympic road. It sells seasonal vegetables and fruits from local farms. In summer, the store always presents a huge selection of flowers. Apart from foods, customers can choose cute wicker baskets and garden decorations. Miniature bags with spices remain one of the most popular souvenirs among tourists. The store runs a nice cafe where you can try popular national dishes.
Many of Nagano's attractions are ideal for families. Chibikko Ninja Village would be a great place to have fun with kids. This amusement park provides attractions for children of any age. … Open
The choice of art workshops and galleries is also great in Nagano. For unusual memorable souvenirs, you go to Galerie Ren. The store sells lovely wooden crafts, figurines, and various accessories in the national style. The products can be quite expensive, but absolutely all of them are exclusive. Many tourists visit the art gallery as a museum to admire the masterpieces made by local craftsmen.
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