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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

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Great little shops

This is a nice area to wander through, with some great shops (including one that has about a million different chopstick rests, which I bought four of). I received a flyer in my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice area to wander through, with some great shops (including one that has about a million different chopstick rests, which I bought four of). I received a flyer in my bag at this shop explaining the history of the frog on Nawate Street - the shopkeepers put a frog statue there to watch over them and keep... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The main thing is leaving enough room in your bags to get things home. Clean, interesting, variety of shops.

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto

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