Midori Department Store
Shopping is always a fun occasion and that fact doesn’t change in Japan. So when you’re in Nagano and aching for some new clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, books, etc., go to the following department store.
In Nagano City there is a big department-store called Midori, meaning green in Japanese. It is directly attached to the station and is big enough to get lost in for several hours. It has 6 floors filled with clothing shops, a book store, drug stores and many more.
On the opposite side of the department store in a separate section is the souvenir corner. It is not so much a corner as it is a huge open space with various shops. They sell everything food-related from the local delicacy oyaki to soba (or buckwheat noodles) flavored ice-cream.
On the third floor you’ll find Restaurant City. The restaurants there range from traditional Japanese to food like Italian or hamburgers.
All in all, Midori has more than enough going on to keep you busy for the day.
Central shopping in Midori is open from 10:00 to 20:00
The souvenir shops are open from 09:00 to 20:00
Restaurant city on the third floor is open from 11:00 to 22:00
From Nagano Station:When in Nagano station, you'll find the entrance to the second floor of the shopping part on the right, and the entrance to the souvenir part on the opposite side.