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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

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Small shops with trinkets

This shopping street was a bit of a disappointment compared to the old street of Takayama. It felt more like a flea market than a place to find nice souvenirs. We did enjoy some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
Linda C
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This shopping street was a bit of a disappointment compared to the old street of Takayama. It felt more like a flea market than a place to find nice souvenirs. We did enjoy some taiyaki (fish-shaped pastry with red bean paste inside) there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It s a pretty shopping area alongside the canal ... it s on the way to the castle right across the bridge .. it s a place to visit if visiting Matsumoto ..

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Thank eddyMONTANA
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Tourists usually take pictures of the frog statutes here. Good for wandering. There are small shops selling craft, food, and pottery.

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Pottsville Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Interesting cute little historical street with small shop fronts, some collectors stores and bric a brak . Not terribly exciting but makes for a nice wander and it's quaint.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nothing special. Just a short street with lots of trinkets for sale. Take pictures of the frogs statutes and move on.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Not a far walk from the castle or Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel, is this shopping area, nick named Frog street. There is a trio of Samurai frogs kids like to take pictures with at the beginning. Lots of nick nack shops, food stalls, and a shrine inhabit this touristy area of Matsumuto. Not a bad place to spend a few hours... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Nice short walk along the river, some interesting shops and buildings, bit touristy but worth a few minutes to or from the castle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Like street food, this area is built for street shopping with shops selling anything from name stamps and curios to street food. There are a few jap-western cafes here too. Its much quieter than I had expected when I was there, probably because of the cold day.

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Thank HotEarth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This small street along the river has small shops and snack places along both sides. A stroll here is pleasant with good opportunities for shopping or window shopping. Nothing dramatic but a good way to spend a few relaxing minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A short alley with old wooden buildings selling souvenirs, antiques and food (taiyake and yakitori). It's by the river so quite a pleasant place to walk down and eat. Closes up late afternoon.

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