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Address: , Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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All sorts of shops along this canal street and again, super friendly people in everyone we visited. Food, crafts, books, antiques. No complaints whatsoever.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

All sorts of shops along this canal street and again, super friendly people in everyone we visited. Food, crafts, books, antiques. No complaints whatsoever.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It would make an interesting hour's walk down this street to visit the craft shops, of which I would recommend one porcelain/pottery craft shop, where you can find intricate ornaments, crockery and even sake warmers. Some of these are handmade, and make great souvenirs to bring home. However, apart from this there is not much else to see or do... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a nice area to wander through, with some great shops (including one that has about a million different chopstick rests, which I bought four of). I received a flyer in my bag at this shop explaining the history of the frog on Nawate Street - the shopkeepers put a frog statue there to watch over them and keep... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The main thing is leaving enough room in your bags to get things home. Clean, interesting, variety of shops.

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Apparently quite old architecture but it looked recently built. Lots of craft shops and snack bars, nothing special really.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very interesting to wander along this street with quaint old shops, starting with the large frog sculpture and shrine along the way. Lots to look at, close to town centre following the river. Plenty of great cafés along the wAy. Nice cafe called Sweet and a tiny noodle soup shop to enjoy. A great place to stroll along on your... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The shop has cute small shops on both sides, some selling traditional food and souvenirs. There are some frog-related items here and there. On the day of my visit, most shops were closed unfortunately.

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North Strathfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This street is adjacent to a local temple, running alongside the river. It has a number of interesting shops with quaintly Japanese wares as well as more general products. There are eateries and cafes along the street as well. Well worth a stroll for souvenir buying, window shopping and for a snack.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fun walk through shops and Frog themed. Nice cafe for lunch. Include in your walking tour around Matsumoto.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

If you want to experience old time Japan, the old town in Takayama is so much better. This area has only a few shops and lacks the atmosphere of Takayama!

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