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Nakamachi Street

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Matsumoto
Type: Neighborhoods
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After visiting the Matsumoto-Jo we took a walk here. We just came from the very close-by Nawate Shopping District and were a bit disappointed. It is a nice street, pretty quiet....but also a bit boring. There are shops and stores, but nothing really to our liking. We did enjoy Nawate quite a bit more. Maybe it lacked a bit of... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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128 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Its one of those typical touristic walking street, the only difference, is the traditional houses has been maintained and converted into shops. a good walk, we browsed around, original souvenirs , tasted some home made sake, local cakes and local noodles. Can be very relaxing if not too crowded.

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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

This area contains a large variety of shops. Not all are tourist oriented. You can get a variety of foods, even French pastries. There is a great Kimono shop and carafe supplies shop in the area. Even if not purchasing a Kimono it is worth visiting to see the variety of fine materials. The pricing is quite reasonable too. There... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were there in the afternoon and trying to look for something to eat with almost no luck. Finally, we end up with a nice small restaurant almost at the entrance from main street.

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Berkeley, California
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131 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Not terribly exciting. May have been a factor of time of year (it was plenty hot and not many tourists) but most of the shops were very sleepy. Certainly could not compete with the old town sections of Takayama or Kanazawa.

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Darwin, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

For me, this was the highlight of my time in Matsumoto. The area is lined with traditional houses and businesses. You can find many unique items here and will be in heaven if you love the odd bit of antique shopping or browsing. There are also some great restaurants towards the city end of the street. Highly recommend exploring this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Sweet street to quickly browse along. We didn't spend a great deal of time there but enjoyed wondering up and down

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

On the day I went to this street, it was a rainy morning. I went there by the city bus which called Town Sneaker, a small red polkadot bus. Clean, nice and convenient with many stops around the city. Unfortunately, most shops were closed, although it was mid-day already. After walking several hundred meters on this quiet, wet street, we... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beautiful buildings - in the "old Matsumoto" style. We found a second-hand kimono store - excellent prices if you are looking for a fine kimono or obi. I bought handmade pottery from the Nagano region and candy from a local confectioner. Talk to the owner of the confectionery - he has a couple small buildings behind his shop that he... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nakamachi Street has some beautiful shops with some one-of-a-kind gifts, but a bit out of my price range (in general). It's great if you're looking for handmade toys, handspun pottery, or an assortment of other unique items, with a slightly less restrained budget. Even for those of us who don't plan on buying, it was a nice walk and good... More

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