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Traditional market

The street is filled with small traditional shops. We can find restaurant, antiques, traditional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
irman_nf
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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Antique treasure hunters paradise

This is a great way to spend time and see wares that you won’t find anywhere else. There is a frog... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Chris i
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The street is filled with small traditional shops. We can find restaurant, antiques, traditional food like senbei, and some other stuffs. We try very nice apple, pear and strawberry there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank irman_nf
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a great way to spend time and see wares that you won’t find anywhere else. There is a frog guarding the street for good luck and halfway down a small shrine dedicated to frogs. The temple on the opposite side of the stream...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris i
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Nawate shopping street is easy to get to. Has a variety of food , souvenir and tradtional shops. The locals are friendly. I feel that the citizens of Matsumoto are the friendliest in Japan.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed October 6, 2018

if you walking around Matsumoto city you can also quickly cover this place. don't expect much special. small stores selling all kind of things.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a history buff I recommend taking a stroll down this Edo style shopping street. They have the history of the street posted oddly in French but you can ask for English translation. The shops are still functioning so it’s a quaint little shopping...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went to this street at around 5 pm on a weekday. Most of the shops were close. This is a walking street along a stream. Frogs seemed to be a symbol of this street.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank asdaSap
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Nawate Street, on the banks of the river, is a mixture of new and old Japan. The architecture is Japanese, some of the old antique and curio shops are original structures and a delight to peruse. Venture across the bridges and walk the side streets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank vikkicanada
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I went to this place several years ago and wanted to go back. An antique shop I liked was still there, but some shops seem to have changed and it had become a bit more touristy. Still it is a good place to wonder around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pengapa
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful section of Matsumoto adjacent to the river. Full of small timber shops & cafes it is so relaxing as it is closed to cars.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank molly1946
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This was our nickname due to the predominance of frog statues and 'knick-knackery'. The street is lovely and has an older atmosphere and most of the shops, cafes were open when we were there, although opening hours can be a tad irregular. It was great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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