Nakamachi Street
Nakamachi Street
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Since the 17th century, Nakamachi Street prospered as the main business district of Matsumoto’s castle town where wholesalers sold goods such as sake and kimono. It was located on the old Zenkoji Kaido, a route connecting Zenkoji Temple to Nagoya and Kyoto. Many of the historical buildings in Nakamachi are old storehouses, some being over 100 years old. Nakamachi now has a variety of shops including folk art and craft shops, restaurants, and cafes. You will also find the Kurassic-kan, which was once a sake brewery building, and the Scale Museum, which is housed in a former scale shop. Sticker campaign service has started 2018. You can get original stickers when you go to Nakamachi Street after visiting Matsumoto Castle. Free Wi-Fi is available since 2019.
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK1,199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Traditional merchant street in the heart of Matsumoto. Filled with white & black wooden buildings - lots have safe like windows & doors.
The buildings house a variety of local craft shops & restaurants/cafes. There is a detailed map on an old style notice board - indicating the various build use & history of the street.
A pleasant way to spend an hour or so strolling
Written 12 March 2024
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shahrul79
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a better option if you are looking for some shopping, cafes and historical buildings. A good street to walk and explore with a lot to see. It gives a glimpse of life back then.
Written 29 October 2020
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We found many interesting shops along this street and a could of good restaurants. There is a large mounted map and you can get a good English-language map enroute. There are several craft shops offering Japanese and local wares - pottery, lacquerware and art. We are fortunate that it wasn’t so crowded and spent a couple of hours wandering this area. It’s worth seeking out.
Written 15 February 2020
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dynamic14
Singapore, Singapore10,323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not too far from Matsumoto Castle is Nakamachi Street. Known for its traditional storehouses, you can find many cafes, restaurants and handicraft shops

Nice place to stroll or find a place to eat
Written 7 February 2020
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Emma C
Godalming, UK3,047 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I came here after visiting the castle as I ran into a lady who told me about an event going on here where I could meet local people and learn about traditional Japanese things such as origami, tea ceremony etc. She also said I could learn to make chopsticks. And that's just what I did! It was great. This event is on around once a month and is run by the local tourist board.

Nakamachi-dori is a nice place to find pottery, coffee shops and just generally window shop and mooch around.
Written 19 January 2020
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Luigi_Fino
Tokyo, Japan454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Let's face it: Matsumoto has other places competing for the same target. The few nice "corners of excellence" does not offer enough attactiveness. There should be much more of the same in Nakamachi and also along the river, then Matsumoto will become a world attraction instead of a luke-warm tea as it is now.
Written 4 November 2019
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Sue T
Canberra, Australia898 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
While Nakamachi Street is not a MUST see, it is worth making the effort if you have a couple of days in Matsumoto. The warehouse buildings in particular, are attractive, and the view up the street with the mountainous background is lovely.
Written 14 October 2019
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SPS
Perth, Australia97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We went for an evening stroll on friday night. Some restaurants were open, but not to busy. All shops were closed and the street was quiest. It seems the hub of Friday night fun is around Matsumoto station - lots of laughter and good food.
Written 7 September 2019
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Melinda G
Osaka, Japan506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
There are many little shops to browse. I was interested in the pottery shops that had a variety to choose from. There are some sweet shops as well. Highly recommend taking a stroll down this street.
Written 14 August 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,379 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
Matsumoto Nakamachi is the central area with a good selection of restaurants and cafes. With the buildings resembling the old warehouses like in Kurashiki, it’s a nice picturesque stretch of good dining and drinking options. The area would be so much nicer if it was pedestrian only. Despite the congestion of pedestrians, cars still drive through the narrow road nonstop which can be annoying as there isn’t much pedestrian space.
Written 3 August 2019
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