Asamike-sai & pray to Akimiya shrine
Asamike-sai(breakfast oering ritual to god) which Shinto priest oer breakfast to god every 6 o’clook for 365days.
Take a walk to Harumiya, Manji-no-Sekibutsu
ere is a wondrous atmosphere which makes you feel relaxing. Have a break by the Togawa river side.
Approach to the temple is covered by moss which makes the surrounded atmosphere mysterious. Admirable garden with cider tree is also worth looking at.
Honjin at Shimosuwa
Let’s try Mochiman at Shintsuru
Shintsuru is established in 1873 and their signature confectionary called “shio-yokan (Salty sweet bean jelly)” is pretty popular. But we also recommend “Mochiman”
Take a walk to Formely Yazaki-Shoten and Mitamachi shopping street
Yazaki Shoten used to be a prosperous raw silk wholesaler. is shop’ s building is located by the Mitamachi street which was developed for transferring silk material etc during the rise of silk manufacturing business.
Mitamachi shopping street
Nostalgic shopping street that numbers of shops and studios are increasing recently.
You can rent motor-assisted bicycle JPY100 per hour. Mortor bicycle will be big help for looking around the town with ups and down. We also recommend you to ride lake side of Lake Suwa.
Japan’ s leading museum which carries many art pieces of simple style painting like Henri Julién Felix Rousseau. ere is a teahouse inside and visitor can enjoy the tremendous view of Lake Suwa and Mt. Fuji.
Break time for tea etc
There are various type of café you can enjoy tea and coffee.
Return the bike and visit Mikotsuru
Mikotsuru is an only Sake brewery in Shimosuwa. Enjoy taste local sake made from the coldness of winter and clear water of Shimosuwa. Sake tasting is free charge. We also recommend Mikotsuru brand sake for souvenir.
Dinner and enjoy bathing hot spring.
Enjoy the night of Suwa
You can visit local bar (Masuya Guest House, Taro Café etc) and enjoy chit chatting with locals.