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Nagano is a beautiful town known for hosting the 1998 winter Olympic Games.
The city itself is very compact and easily walkable. You can get upto Korakuji Temple in about 30 minutes from Nagano station.
You will find heaps of very decent izakayas everywhere you turn.
Misoya, Nagano, Japan
After the big night the previous day where I started at the Leffe Bar, then ate at Terako Machi and continued on at James Nagano Beer Market I was running a little slow and only had a quick coffee in the morning at Beck’s. I started getting peckish mid afternoon and I found a ramen … Continue reading Misoya, Nagano, Japan
Terako Machi, Nagano, Japan
I first headed off to the Leffe Bar just after it opened and was the 2nd person there. I had a couple of beers but really wanted to head to a yakitori place that I’d walked past a couple of time. I headed back towards the station and went into the restaurant for what would … Continue reading Terako Machi, Nagano, Japan
Meijitei, Nagano Station MIDORI, Nagano, Japan
I’d made a lazy walk up the main drag of Nagano to Zenko-ji Temple before the temperature skyrocketed but walking back towards Nagano Station had me searching for the shadows due to the intense midday sun. As I approached the station I jumped into the shopping mall adjacent to the station mostly to get some relief … Continue reading Meijitei, Nagano Station MIDORI, Nagano, Japan
Beck’s Coffee Shop, Nagano, Japan
If you’ve arrived by the Shinkansen in Nagano then I can almost guarantee you’d have seen Beck’s even if you don’t remember it. Beck’s is the coffee shop next to the tourist information centre just across from the Shinkansen entry and exit gates.
James Nagano Beer Market, Nagano, Japan
Central Nagano is relatively small and easily walkable as I was to find out. I’d searched the internet and found a couple of small craft beer places in Nagano, and I headed out just after 5pm thinking I’d be up for a 15 minute walk or so, but after heading out from my hotel, crossing … Continue reading James Nagano Beer Market, Nagano, Japan
Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Nagano, Japan
As the Shinkansen from Kanazawa pulled into Nagano Station I studied my google map to make sure that I headed in the direction of my hotel. I thought I’d kept track of the turns that I’d taken but proceeded to exit the wrong side of the station. It took be a couple of minutes to … Continue reading Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Nagano, Japan