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In Omachi City, there are three sake breweries with long-established traditions. 
Anywhere around the base of the Northern Alps, flowing spring water can be found. The origin of this water is melted snow from the mountain peaks. Skilled sake brewers, gTojih utilize this pure cold water and sake rice grown in this water, and transform them into traditional sake with a sweet elegant flavor. We proudly recommend Shinano Omachifs local sakes, which are available in various shops around the city.

It is said to have been established during the Edo period in 1865.
The breweryfs pure rice sake, called Junmaishu, is made from rice grown without the use of any pesticides, instead utilizing the grice-duck farming method.h Now, the brewery has even started to grow their rice themselves. A premium pure rice sake, called Junmai ginjoshu, is also offered and is brewed with hard water called gKurobe no Hyojunsei,h rich in minerals like European water.
Founded in 1906.
At the gLondon Sake Challenge 2013h held in Harrods, Londonfs renowned department store, this sake brewery won both the Gold and Silver awards, considered the highest honor, for three of their ginjoshu sake varieties for two consecutive years.
The rice used in this brewery is grown by contract farmers who have received the license as a local geco-friendly farmer.h
Utilizing advanced skills, this brewery makes pure rice sake from highly-polished locally-grown rice as well as rice grown by the brewery itself starting from 2007. All seven workers in the company work together with special care to grow rice, brew sake, and ship it to their customers.


gBata-Dorah
(Dora-Yaki pancake)
Pastry shop gMuratayah has a unique Dora-Yaki pancake named gBata-Dorah which is filled with margarine and un-pasted sweet red beans.
It has a beautiful balance of margarine and red beans, and is a very popular one.
[Bata-Dora : 90 yen / apiece]
Murataya
Tel: 0261-22-0565

gBeni-Bana Ingen Mushi-Yokanh(Steamed sweet bean paste)
gYokanh is one of Japanese traditional sweets made from sweet beans. This yokan is made from gBeni-Bana@Ingenh beans (kind of kidney beans) which is a regional specialty.
[Beni-Bana Ingen Mushi-Yokan: 1260 yen /a bar ]
Shibata
Tel:0261-22-0474
http://www15.plala.or.jp/okasi-shibata/

gSoba-Manjuh
(buckwheat bun)
This simple buckwheat bun filled with sweet bean paste is one of the best sweets in Omachi. You can find a nice fragrance of buckwheat on the bun.
[Soba-Manju: 100 yen / apiece]
Ryudaya-Maruki
Tel: 0261-22-0437

gMiso Cookieh
One of the long-established pastry shop gRyudayah is baking unique cookies in collaboration with a Miso (soybean paste) maker gYokokawah who is making hand-made fine Miso!
This cookie has an excellent harmony of Miso fragrance and slightly salty taste of Miso and butter.
[Miso cookies: 380 yen / a pack]
Ryudaya
Tel: 0261-22-0011
http://www.cowbell.ne.jp/

gLeaf Pieh
gRyudayah has been making this home-made pie since 1950s.
These are made carefully one by one.
You will love its crisp texture and gentle taste!
[Leaf Pie: 137 yen / apiece]
Ryudaya
Tel: 0261-22-0011
http://www.cowbell.ne.jp/

gFunwari Cheeseh
(cheese cake)
gFunwari Cheeseh is a bite-sized soft cheese cake having mousse-like texture and moderate sweetness.
[Funwari Cheese: 135 yen / apiece]
Fujicho
Tel: 0261-22-0186

Wood carving crafts
These wood carving crafts having high artistic quality are made carefully by local skilled craftsmen.

These are designed with motifs of nature from the foot of Northern Alps such as animals and plants.

gMassaki Washih
(Japanese paper)
gWashih means gJapanese paperh made by a traditional manufacturing method. Omachi has over 1000 years of history on making Japanese paper.
At the studio of gMassaki Washih, you can also have an experience of making Japanese paper as well as purchasing Washi goods.
Shinshu Massaki Washi
Tel: 0261-22-0579

gRaicho no satoh
(cream-sandwiched cookie)
gRaicho no satoh is one of the most famous products for souvenir from Omachi, and itfs been sold for over 30 years.
This simple cream-sandwiched cookie matches both coffee and tea.
Please enjoy its crisp texture and mild taste.
[Raicho no sato: 840 yen (16 pieces)]
Tanakaya
Tel:0261-22-3020
Alps-Roman-kan
(JR Shinano Omachi station)
Tel:0261-23-7808

gJibachi Senbeih
(wasp cookie)
Itfs an original product made by wasp lovers from Omachi.
This cookie contains many wasp in each.
But against its shocking appearance, the taste is light and matches tea.
[gJibachi Senbeih : 500 yen / a pack]
Iizura Omachi tokusan-kan
Tel:0261-23-7511
http://www.alps.or.jp/iizura/

Shinshu-Miso & Shoyu
(soybean paste & soy sause)
gMisoh and gShoyuh are indispensable seasoning for Japanese dishes.
Omachi local Miso maker gYokokawah is making fine Miso (soybean paste) and Shoyu (soy sause) using home- made rice-malt and local Nagano soy beans.
Yokokawa has a long history and their Miso storehouse is over 200 years old.
Please try their additive-free local Miso (matured for 2 years, 3 years, and 5 years) and Shoyu.
Yokokawa
Tel: 0261-22-0133
http://www.yokokawasyoten.jp/

gO-tsuke-monoh
(Japanese pickled vegetables)
gO-tsuke-monoh is Japanese style pickles as a local traditional preserved food.
There are various Otsukemono using local vegetables. gNozawanah is one of the most popular pickles of Nagano prefecture.

You can find Otsukemono at Iizura Omachi Tokusan kan or supermarkets.

Haiyaki Oyaki (dumplings with fillings which are baked in ash)
gOyaki dumplingsh are a local food of Nagano Prefecture, for which various vegetable fillings such as nozawana leaves, sweet squash, dried radish, or eggplant are wrapped in flour dough and baked. Especially, the oyaki baked in the ash of a fireplace is this regionfs specialty.

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