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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 5 days ago
Peter W
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Coupeville, Washington
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Coupeville, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Shiojiri, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 shilpkar
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Pottsville Beach
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Interesting cute little historical street with small shop fronts, some collectors stores and bric a brak . Not terribly exciting but makes for a nice wander and it's quaint.

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Thank Heather L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nothing special. Just a short street with lots of trinkets for sale. Take pictures of the frogs statutes and move on.

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