An overseas journalist asked for our opinion on food in Nagano. She wanted to know what the signature dishes are and the best restaurants, with a focus on international cuisine and dietary restrictions.
I’d like to share the list I put together, but please be forewarned I am biased for our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada.
Nagano is famous for buckwheat noodles aka soba. There are highly regarded soba restaurants throughout the Prefecture, including Kaya here in our town (historical thatched-roof building that used to be a sake brewery; served authentically with an actual wasabi root that you can grate yourself),
Kaya’s historical thatched-roof building
Kaya’s authentic soba with an actual wasabi root...