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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

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An old style shopping street

This is a very short section of shops that make you feel as if you were in old Japan, if you ignore the tourist goods on display. It's not the items for sale that are important... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Peter W
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Coupeville, Washington
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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting shops in this street, restaurants, snacks, Antique and collectables, general and souvenier. Its not too long but worth a visit

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Thank Philipstravels
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A very quite street with tiny shops selling handy craft. Some cafe around for a cup of tea to chill out. This is a very short street and the whole stroll will not take up more than 30 mins. Actually nothing much to offer here.

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Thank Serene T
Coupeville, Washington
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270 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very short section of shops that make you feel as if you were in old Japan, if you ignore the tourist goods on display. It's not the items for sale that are important, it's the feeling you get of the history as you walk the path between the shops. With a little imagination you can visualize what... More 

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Thank Peter W
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I can count the number of shops open with my fingers on first glance. Went at 12 noon, the number of shops open were really few and the number of shoppers are really few as well, But the shops do have lotsa crafts and cutey stuff ( frogs related ) but street food = 0. Overal, a fast half hour... More 

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Thank Jervis_shen
Japan
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nawate street is like a real Japanese old street ... when you go through this street then you will find Japanese small shops and restaurant with some traditional sweets , rice crackers & some kind of antique & crafts.

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Thank TYO-WOOD
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Not that interesting but OK for a stroll along the is street which is by the shrine and the river. Spent 10 mins walking this street.

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Thank Tweetcoz
Hong Kong, China
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71 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

between matsumoto castle and nakamichi shopping street, similar to nakamichi, nothing special, just some small shops.

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Thank fionayyy
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This shopping street was a bit of a disappointment compared to the old street of Takayama. It felt more like a flea market than a place to find nice souvenirs. We did enjoy some taiyaki (fish-shaped pastry with red bean paste inside) there.

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Thank Linda C
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It s a pretty shopping area alongside the canal ... it s on the way to the castle right across the bridge .. it s a place to visit if visiting Matsumoto ..

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Thank eddyMONTANA
Hong Kong, China
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107 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Tourists usually take pictures of the frog statutes here. Good for wandering. There are small shops selling craft, food, and pottery.

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