Oidare Yakitori (char-broiled chicken)

Yakitori coated with soy sauce and garlic is a specialty of the Ueda area.

Yakitori Shop Bancho (Ueda Ekinaka Branch)

やきとり番長® (上田駅ナカ店)

Hours 17:00 - 22:30 (Sat 12:00 - 22:30 / Sun 12:00 - 21:00)
Closed Irregular

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • Inside the wing of Ueda Station

Tsukeba Koya

In spring and summer, small huts line the river, where people go to dine on grilled fish, firm and fresh from Chikuma River.

Koinishi

鯉西

Hours 11:00 - 21:00
Closed Irregular

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 5 min on foot

Soba noodles

Made by hand from locally-grown buckwheat, soba noodles are a Nagano delicacy, with many shops to choose from.

Soba Restaurant Jokamachi

そば処城下町

Hours 11:00 - 14:00 / 17:00 - 20:00
Closed Open 7 days a week

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 5 min on foot, located on the 1st floor of Hotel Shoen

Oyaki

Another Nagano specialty is oyaki, flour dumplings stuffed with various vegetables, both sweet and savory.

Kurata Kashiho (confectionery)

倉田菓子舗

Hours 9:00 - 17:00
Closed 6th, 16th, 26th

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 15 min on foot (Yanagimachi)

Ankake Yakisoba and Ramen

Ueda has many noodle restaurants where you can try Ankake Yakisoba (noodles mixed with a thick sauce made from meat and vegetables) and Ramen.

Lemon

檸檬

Hours 11:30 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 20:30
Closed Tuesday

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 10 min on foot (Unno town)

Local Sake

Made from local rice and water with traditional methods, our local sake has a mild flavor and wonderful aroma.

Omiyagedokoro Kitamura (souvenir shop)

おみやげ処北村

Hours 9:00 - 19:30
Closed Thursday (open on holidays)

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 2 min on foot (in front of the station)

Miso

Nagano is the number one miso producing prefecture in Japan. Healthy and delicious, Nagano miso is a popular souvenir.

Hishiya

菱屋

Hours 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Wednesday

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 15 min on foot (Yanagimachi)

Fruits jelly candy

"Misuzuame" is a very popular souvenir for tourists. It is traditional dried jelly candy made from Japanese fruit nectar. It comes in 6 flavors; apricot, ume (Japanese apricot), sanpokan (a kind of orange), grape, peach and apple.

Iijima Shoten

飯島商店

Built in 1924, this building is a cultural asset.

Hours 10:00 - 18:00
Closed Dec 31st afternoon, Jan 1st

Official Site

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 2 min on foot (in front of the station)

Yakuyoke Manju (Good-luck sweet buns)

The most-purchased snack at hot springs are onsen manju, a special sweet sold near hot springs, not to be missed.

Shimaya Kashiho (confectionery)

島屋菓子舗

Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Closed Irregular

Access from Ueda Sta

  • Take the Ueda Dentetsu Line to Bessho Onsen (30 min), and 5 min on foot