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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

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A delight!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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38 attraction reviews
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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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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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singapore
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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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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