Get ready for a culinary ride, from Nagoya's gamut of world cuisine to the delicious soba (buckwheat noodles) and tender beef (Hida-gyū) of the Hida and Shinshu areas, to Matsumoto's massive apples and the superlative sushi and sashimi from the Sea of Japan. The region's in-ryokan traditional kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) dining is second to none. Definitely leave room for hōjicha (roasted green tea) soft ice cream.