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Nawate Shopping District

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Matsumoto
Type: Neighborhoods
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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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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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Kuala Lumpur
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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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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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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting Matsumoto. The wonderful experience started from the Hakuba train station where they are so organised, they hand out pre-printed timetables showing all the trains to and from Matsumoto from Hakuba indicating where you have to change trains, what time the change happens, which track you come in on and which you have to change to for... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This was a very nice place to walk in and out of traditional style Japanese shops. You will find quite a lot of interesting tidbits at which to look. There are also some options for coffee and small bites which make it nice spot to spend some time while in Matsumoto.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is a nice place for a walk. It's closed to cars so it's nice and quiet and is dotted with little shops. A lot of the shops are pretty touristy, and occasionally fixated with the frog theme that this street has, but it's still fun. Not to be missed is the Tai-yaki shop which sells these fish shaped waffle-like... More

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