Noodles in Nagano


Fujiki-an has been making fresh soba in the north of Nagano Prefecture since 1827, but you wouldn't know it by the clean contemporary lines of this outlet. There's a picture menu. Seiro-mori soba (cold soba on a bam…
Thai in Nagano

Asian Night Market

This hippie joint is part boutique, selling clothes and knick-knacks from Southeast Asia, and part bar-restaurant, with English-speaking staff serving sumptuous Thai food. There's also free wi-fi. You can view the m…
Japanese in Nagano


A stone's throw from Zenkō-ji on Nakamise-dōri, unassuming Marusei serves soba and tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets) among other dishes; the generous Marusei bentō (boxed meal; ¥1350) lets you try both.
Japanese in Nagano


This establishment has been serving seiro-mushi (ingredients steamed in a wood and bamboo box) for over 150 years. The standard is monzen seiro-mushi (local beef and vegetables). For dessert, try kuri-an cream (ches…
Ramen in Nagano

Ramen Miso-ya

Part of a ramen chain growing in popularity, this branch a short walk from Nagano Station is always heaving with diners slurping away at the miso-ey goodness. Expect to wait a few minutes for a spot at the counter.