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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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Nice street to have a stroll and be a tourist

It's a quaint little street lined with retail shops and nice to walk thru. If you are pressed for time then it's not a must do, but it is nice to stroll down as you traverse the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Alex N
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Kobe, Japan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is one of the casual highlights of Matsumoto. Located right next to the stream, which you can walk down into if you should so wish, it offers local artisan crafts, antiques, pottery, food, and everything in between. Some reviewers have mistakenly classified it as primarily a tourist spot, and though many tourists end up there, it is well known... More 

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Thank Chelsea B
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It's a quaint little street lined with retail shops and nice to walk thru. If you are pressed for time then it's not a must do, but it is nice to stroll down as you traverse the sites of the city. It is sorts central so you may pass thru a couple of times which is nice than just walking... More 

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Thank Alex N
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a great street to explore for food, trinkets and pottery. There's a shop that sells very small scale models of everyday items that's very charming. Walk along the river can also be nice.

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Thank Cheryl S
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We walked pass this street on the way back from Matsumoto Castle. It quite a charming street with shops selling crafts on both side. However, we were there when its turning dark and the whole place was rather quiet. We did enjoy a nice afternoon tea at a shop called Sweet when we were there.

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Thank NicWang
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We strolled through Nawate Street and bought some blue and white bowls. A few interesting little shops. Good tasty lunch at the Sweet Café that has been in business since 1913.

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Thank Martin S
Yokohama, Japan
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Another well laid out shopping street. Many lovely little shops. I was able to spend a couple of hours going into these little shops. The shopkeepers are friendly. Some speak English, some don't. But they will try to help you and they will try to explain if you have any questions. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ulibo0
Takayama, Japan
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

It is supposed to be interesting street with a lots of crafts shops, antique shops, cafes, markets, etc. But in the afternoon on weekdays it was too quiet with many shops closed. A bit disappointing.

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Thank Junichi38
Orkney
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great place to explore for gifts & local products. Easy access & traffic free, so great to wander along.

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Thank Karen M
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Other than that.. ...meh. That's not fair actually. There are a bunch of shops selling souvenirs and a few antique/second hand shops selling some great bargains. If your usual shopping place is flea-market then head here....

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Thank Andy T
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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121 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was interesting.If you are into crafts then this is for you.There were other stuff as well.Good for souvenirs shopping.

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