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Soba 101: its Many Varieties and Where to Eat them
Over the years there have been numerous studies and diets claiming that certain foods can extend your life. I’d say to look no further than Nagano, considering that its men and women have the highest life expectancy in all of Japan.
5 Delicious Nagano City Snacks
Nagano city has plenty of cafes and snack shops where you can stop for a bite and take a break from the heat of the day. Below are five local shops which serve some delicious snacks with a Nagano twist.
48 Hours in Nagano City
In 1998, Nagano City hosted the Winter Olympic Games and introduced the world to the Japanese Alps, the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and glorious Japanese powder (or, “japow”). But that isn’t all that the area has to offer. With beautiful Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in the heart of Japan’s mountains, Nagano City is a hub of spiritual sites and natural splendor. Take a model 2-day trip around Nagano City and enjoy another side of Japan!
From Buddhist Souvenirs to Eclectic Antiques, and with All Kinds of Eateries In-between, Zenkoji Temple’s Naka-mise is a Shopper’s Paradise.
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Matsumoto ‘Temari’ Handball Craft (Souvenir Shop Takagi)
DescriptionIn picturesque castle-town Matsumoto, ov...