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A Hidden Gem: Centotto Gelato—Your Sweet Escape near Onpoint Madarao. Our Favorite Gelato in Nagano

Location: Shinanomachi

Distance from Onpoint Madarao: 12km / 30 minutes by car.

10:00~18:00 Open Mon-Sun

Google Maps: Centotto Gelato

Looking for a sweet escape during your stay at Onpoint Madarao? Just a short 30-minute drive away lies a hidden Gem Centotto Gelato that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. Introducing Centotto Gelato, the ultimate destination for gelato enthusiasts and adventurous foodies any time of the year!

Fresh gelato store counter. Centotto Gelato Shinanomachi.
Stylishly fresh and glamorous gelato.

Your Sweet Escape near Onpoint Madarao:

Nestled along the renowned "Morokoshi Highway" in Ninokura, Shinanomachi, and Nagano Prefecture, Centotto Gelato invites you to indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience. Opening its doors on August 8, 2022, this charming gelato haven has quickly become a favorite among locals and travelers alike. Located within the farmer's market "Ninokura Marche," which debuted just a month prior, Centotto Gelato proudly serves up delectable gelato made from locally grown seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Imagine savoring a scoop of gelato crafted from Shinanomachi's specialty corn, ripe tomatoes, and plump blueberries—all sourced directly from the surrounding area. As you enjoy each spoonful, you'll be transported to a resort-like atmosphere, all while basking in breathtaking mountain views.

Freshly made corn Gelato and waffle cone sits on a table.
The very popular fresh corn gelato. Tomorokoshi Gelato.

Locally Sourced Delights at centotto gelato, our Favorite Gelato in Nagano :

Conveniently situated only 30 minutes by car from Onpoint Madarao and just 10 minutes from Lake Nojiri, Centotto Gelato sits along the scenic Prefectural Route 36, affectionately known as the "Morokoshi Kaido." This picturesque route stretches from the outskirts of Lake Nojiri to Togakushi, offering a mesmerizing journey through the region's natural beauty. But what truly sets Centotto Gelato apart is its commitment to showcasing the richness of Shinanomachi's produce.

Each batch of gelato is meticulously prepared using locally sourced vegetables and fruits, such as succulent corn, flavorful tomatoes, juicy blueberries, tangy rhubarb, and fragrant flower beans. Indulge in their array of original flavors, including the beloved "Meicha," a unique creation that showcases the finest Shinanomachi products. And of course, classics like matcha and chocolate are also available for those seeking familiar delights.

Indulge in Flavors and Beverages at

Centotto Gelato's Cafe:

As you explore the menu, you'll discover more than just gelato. Centotto Gelato also offers a coffee menu featuring specialty beans roasted by "Foret Coffee," ensuring a perfect cup every time. Quench your thirst with refreshing options like cider and juice, or dive into the ultimate indulgence—the "Affogato." This luxurious treat combines generous portions of "Gelato/Kurohime Kogen Milk" with a rich espresso poured over the top, creating a harmonious blend of creamy sweetness and robust bitterness. By partnering with local farmers through Centotto Gelato and the farmer's market, they not only provide a platform for showcasing the flavors of seasonal vegetables and fruits, but they also contribute to reducing food waste by utilizing non-standard agricultural products. This commitment to sustainability and community shines through in every scoop.

With the highest quality ingredients sourced from local farmers in Shinanomachi, Centotto Gelato takes pride in its flagship creation—the luscious "Morokoshi" gelato. Made from the sweetest Shinanomachi corn, this creamy delight delivers a mellow taste that beautifully balances the corn's natural sweetness and umami flavors. And don't forget the delightful texture—the gelato is blended with corn skin for an extra burst of deliciousness.

Another irresistible recommendation is the "Choco Rich" gelato, a chocolate lover's dream. Prepared with premium 70% cacao chocolate, it offers a decadent taste that allows the pure flavors of cocoa to shine through. With less sweetness and no milk, it's a sticky and rich treat that will leave you craving more.

A beautiful designed, minimalist heaven, with wooden stools, and beautiful potted plants.
Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a high-class style, where natural light floods the bright interior, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

Gelato Heaven with a View:

Enjoy the Ambiance and Panoramic Terrace.

Step into the cafe area of Centotto Gelato, and you'll discover a delightful array of beverages to complement your gelato experience. Treat yourself to freshly brewed coffee made from Foret Coffee's roasted beans, bringing out the true essence of Shinanomachi's coffee culture. If you're feeling adventurous, indulge in craft beers from Nagano Prefecture, including favorites like "YONAYON ALE," "Wednesday Neko," and "Indo no Ao Oni." And for a refreshing sip, quench your thirst with their selection of cider and juice.

For the ultimate indulgence, try the "Affogato," a luxurious delight that combines "Gelato/Kurohime Kogen Milk" with a double shot of espresso brewed from Follett coffee beans. Picture the rich milk gelato meeting the bold bitterness of espresso—a match made in gelato heaven. Beyond the flavors, Centotto Gelato captivates with its thoughtfully designed cafe space.

Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a high-class style, where natural light floods the bright interior, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. As you savor your gelato, take a seat on the terrace and enjoy panoramic views that will take your breath away. So, what are you waiting for? Let the flavors of Centotto Gelato transport you to a world of pure delight, just a short drive from Onpoint Madarao, our Favorite Gelato in Nagano. Prepare your taste buds for an adventure they won't soon forget, and experience the harmony of flavors, textures, and breathtaking views at this gelato paradise

Stay at Onpoint Madarao Hotel:

After a day of exhilarating hiking and adventures around Nagano and Niigata, unwind and recharge at Onpoint Madarao Hotel. Our cozy and comfortable accommodations provide the perfect respite, offering a serene atmosphere to relax and reflect on your outdoor escapades. Our attentive staff will ensure that your stay is memorable, and our facilities cater to all your needs, whether indulging in delicious cuisine or relaxing by the open fire and bar.

Embark on an all-out adventure at Onpoint Madarao: hike amidst enchanting nature, indulge in fantastic local foods, and explore thrilling local lake sports. Book now at and let Madarao's magic captivate your heart!



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