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Nakamachi Street

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Address: , Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 263337895
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Really pleasant street...

AKA Black & White Street...well worth a look. Lots to see. Quaint shops, all spotlessly clean. Nice coffee shop halfway down...worth a look as you take in the sights of Matsumoto

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Busselton WA
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Busselton WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

AKA Black & White Street...well worth a look. Lots to see. Quaint shops, all spotlessly clean. Nice coffee shop halfway down...worth a look as you take in the sights of Matsumoto

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have too much time on your hands it's worth strolling down for 15-30min… A few interesting shops…we bought a glass wind chime as a souvenir.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you've gone to the castle and would like a quick look at some architecture or a quick bite to eat, it's worth a stroll. Local pottery and dishes can be found in one ship or at the frog street market which runs parallel, but otherwise most if the shops don't have a lot to offer for gifts or souvenirs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The architecture is the best part of this street taking you back 100 years (?) or so. Some of the stores don't deserve a second look while others are worth browsing. We found the shop keepers incredibly friendly everywhere we went. Possibly the biggest plus about this town overall.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Ignore the shops and look at the buildings. These have been restored back to their original frontage and are well worth a visit. There is a sake brewery which is free to look inside. Then look at the shops, which held little interest for us.

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Orange, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited this street because a staff member of a tourist information office had recommended. Compared with many tourists in the castle, there were only a few people in this souvenir shop street. It is a bit far from the castle, so you can skip this.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Quaint street with cute shops. But it really is not much of a spectacular place to shop. Nice if you have time to kill.

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

This is where so many of my little dishes came from. I love to shop this street! Plenty of restrooms and cafes available, interesting shops, scenic walking. A must do in town.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we were directed there by a travel advisor. The buildings are interesting but we found much more competitive prices elsewhere.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We decided to quickly check out this strip on our way back from Matsumoto Castle to Matsumoto Station. It's not a bad strip to explore, with it's signature black and white Edo era buildings. However, having just come from Takayama, Tsumago and Magome, Nakamachi Dori, with its modern road running down the middle, didn't quite have the same charm. The... More 

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