Nagano has plenty of dining options, including a smattering of global flavours. Check out the area around the station's Zenkō-ji exit and along Chūō-dōri, especially towards the temple.

Nagano Prefecture is known for its soba noodles, and you'll find plenty of places to try them near the temple. Also popular are oyaki (steamed or baked wheat-flour dumplings filled with seasonal vegetables); try one from the many vendors around the Zenkō-ji gates.