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Nawate Shopping District

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Matsumoto
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Tokyo, Japan
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Before you head to the National Treasure-Matsumoto Castle, make a detour and stop by this street. They sell small souvenirs and crackers too. Bought the frog souvenir which symbolizes returning home safely or finding things after you lose them. Please try this cafe called 'sweet' which has been around since 1923. Their French onion soup and sandwiches are awesome! Generally... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is worth coming here to take a look if you are in Matsumoto. Beside spotting many frog statues, there are some interesting shops. The famous bakery "Sweet" is found here. Their bread and buns are delicious. The taiyaki sold here are also very yummy when eaten hot.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Nice street to strall around after coming back from the castle. Has a nice local feel to it. Quite a few shops also have something in the back (behind the garden) so make sure you walk all the way to the end. We found a traditional key maker with the help of our castle guide that took time to show... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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526 reviews 526 reviews
181 attraction reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After visiting the castle we came for a walk here. The weather was pretty bad...but we had fun anyways. The street are lined with shops, selling souvenirs, arts, crafts and also snacks and japanese candies. Some good and nice products are being sold here. Lots of frog statues can be found here...some funny ones even! Some gardens and bathroom facilities... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We came here after visiting Matsumoto Castle since it is only about 10 minutes walking distance away from the castle. We arrived there at about 5.00PM and there's basically only a few stalls operating. Not much to see in fact. A few stores selling taiyaki, noodles and some miscellaneous. We decided to give the chocolate and red bean taiyaki a... More

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Atherton, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visiting this area today we enjoyed the variety of shops. Cafe style food, restaurants, bars, souvenirs, florist, 2nd hand, clothing - there was a variety. There are only about 30 shops along this section but it brings you beside a beautiful shrine - the park is stunning in its Autumn colours ATM. we were lucky enough to be there also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Full of craft shops in the original mall style of japanese vendors. Lots to do with frogs here too? Though we couldn't work out the connection?? There is a beautiful shrine right next door, which makes it a double whammy worth while for a visit. Close to town and it leads you into some other great shopping streets of Matsumoto.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nawate Dori is good for shopping, especially for foods and the like. There's even a few antique stores sprinkled in, definitely worth a browse. It's so close to Matsumoto Castle, there's really no reason to not walk down Nawate Dori!

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