Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano

Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

Overview

Explore the greater part of Zenkoji temple town and sample authentic Japanese snacks and sweets on this small-group walking tour. Try traditional Nagano bites such as oyaki (Japanese stuffed dumplings), sweets, matcha, and a sampling of sake and meet local business owners in the area. Your guide will take you off the beaten path in Nagano and tell you all about the 1400-year history and culture while discovering parts of the city not found in guidebooks.

  • Taste 2 Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings), Soba Tea in front of a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. 
  • Explore Nagano’s back street area, where is not on your guide book and you see 1400 years history of Zenkoji temple (national treasure temple)
  • Try to taste variety of Sake with nibbles like soy source beans and Miso soup
  • Having a Matcha tea in the traditional Japanese style tea place.
  • Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook.
  • Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture.
  • Photography Tour
    We will be on hand to take some happy snaps(by DSLR camera) which will be shared with you after the tour!

*Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand*

Trip Itinerary

Meet at in front of Starbucks Coffee MIDORI Nagano Station
Meet with our guide
Oyaki House
Taste Nagano’s special product “Oyaki”, which is Japanese stuffed dumplings and from local village called “Ogawa”. Oyaki is cooked in irori, which is a traditional Japanese sunken hearth and you can have it near by cozy & warm bonfire.
Walking High Street to Zenkoji Temple
You can buy some Nagano’s local products for souvenir on the high street and see the history of 1400 years’ national treasure temple
Sake Tasting
You can try to taste variety of Sake here with nibbles like soy source beans and some Japanese pickles. Miso is one of the Nagano specialities and you can have Nagano’s miso soup.
Walking on back street.
As we walk on back street, you will see local shrines, local shops and neighborhood of Nagano city.
Arrival at Matcha Tea Place
You have Matcha tea in Japanese style room and also very nice Japanese sweet.
Pop in local shop on back street
You can pop in local shop to see Nagano’s local products and you can have nice chat with the staff.
Tour Concludes
The duration of this tour is about 3 hours. The tour concludes at the Nagano station. If you would like to explore different place s like restaurants after this tour, you can say good bye to your guide at around Zenkoji temple area, where is easy to get back to Nagano station by yourself
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Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano
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  • Walking Tour
  • Includes: Lunch, Sweets & Matcha Tea
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Group: From 1 to 8 pp

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Info

  • Duration: 3 hours, starting at 9, 10, 11am and 12pm
  • Minimum: 1 people per tour
  • Maximum: 8 people per tour
  • Price: 13,500 JPY (incl. tax) per person, Child (3-12) 8,500 JPY (incl. tax)
  • Infants (0-2) are free of charge.  An infant lunch is not included 
  • Includes: Lunch, Matcha Tea, Sweets and English-speaking guide
  • Excludes: Extra drinks and food (available to purchase), Bullet train tickets and other transportation fees.
  • Meeting location: Nagano Station
Professional Guide

Local expert, personable English-speaking guides

Walking tour

This is an easy going walking tour. You can come just as you are.

Lunch & Tea

You will have absolutely enough meal for lunch and Japanese tea.

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