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Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Nagano Prefecture

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Obuse – The Chestnut Town that All Sweet Tooths Must Visit

Obuse (小布施) is a lovely town in Nagano Prefecture, famous for its delicious chestnuts and ukiyo-e artist, Katsushika Hokusai, from the 16th century. Apart from the super sweet chestnuts, the best thing about this town is that it isn’t filled with tourists (*’▽’). You are guaranteed that you won’t be pushed around while exploring the

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Fuchinobō: Nagano’s Top Shukubō & Its Exquisite Shōjin Ryōri

Zenkoji Temple is the landmark around Nagano Station. Speaking of temple, the term Shōjin Ryōri (精進料理) might pop into your head. The best place to try the monk cuisine close to the temple is Fuchinobō (淵之坊). It is one of the 39 sub-temples of Zenkoji Temple that allow visitors to stay overnight (Shukubō, 宿坊). If

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The Recommended Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Matsumoto

Probably because the city houses the magnificent Matsumoto Castle and is close to Takayama, Matsumoto receives more international tourists than the rest of Nagano Prefecture. To accommodate different dietary requirements, vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurants aren’t uncommon in the city. So, given you have a couple of restaurant choices, refer to the below and pick a few for

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