After the gym today, I walked towards Zenkoji temple with my gym buddy, and we went for lunch at Komatsuya, an Italian restaurant that opened in Nagano about a year and a half ago. Their lunch sets change daily, comprising a starter and bread, a drink, and two choices of pasta; I opted for the creamy mushroom sauce at ¥1050 (£8), with him going for the tomato aubergine sauce at ¥950 (£7). A larger portion can be requested for ¥200 (£1.50) extra, which of course we both did.

Overall very tasty, and the place has a nice atmosphere as the restaurant has an open kitchen.