Near the southern approach to Nagano City’s Zenkoji Temple is a collection of earthen-walled storehouses. The ‘kura’ as they are known in Japanese, were relocated here from various locations and today house an eclectic variety of businesses in a stylish mall called Patio Daimon. You will find everything from shops specializing in local Nagano foods such as kanten (agar) and oyaki dumplings grilled over coals, to a night club with a full set of instruments for impromptu jam sessions with the owner. Chic restaurants, art galleries and an interior design store round out the mix.
With its assortment of quintessential Nagano-esque products and experiences, Patio Daimon is a popular stop for visitors making a pilgrimage to Nagano’s famous temple, Zenkoji.
|Location||54, Daimoncho, Nagano City Map|
|Business hours||Hours vary by business|
|Date(s)||Food, beer, sake, art, etc. events held periodically throughout the year.|
Access and Parking
By Train:7 min Gururin-go bus from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)