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Nawate Shopping District

Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #14 of 36 Attractions in Matsumoto
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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25 reviews 25 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
142 reviews 142 reviews
61 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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434 helpful votes 434 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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