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Nawate Shopping District

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Nawate Shopping District

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1-Day Tour from Matsumoto & Nagano: Kamikochi Alpine Valley
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1-Day Tour from Matsumoto & Nagano: Kamikochi Alpine Valley

Traditional Japanese belief tells that human souls are born atop of mountains, from where they flow down alpine rivers and eventually into the streams that give life and abundance to the villages below. Following that belief, this engaging one-day tour starts in the farmlands of Azumino before ascending to the stunning alpine valley of Kamikochi and source of the rivers that bring fertility and life to the world below. Including lunch and guided by a locally-based guide, this tour fo goes agains the flow to take you deep into Japan’s mountainous heartland.
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Curryudon wrote a review Oct 2020
Matsumoto, Japan1 contribution1 helpful vote
Walk around nawatee. You will encounter with foreigners own business. All business are travelers friendly and speak English. No need to worry. Try to go at Asian Station MDI Icecream The storyhouse cafe Healthy Penguin Pizzeria Aleta You will definitely have good time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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shahrul79 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia215 contributions70 helpful votes
It is just a short street in the city. Few old buildings selling souvenirs. Nothing to shout about frankly. There is a shrine at the end of the street. It was nice with some beautiful trees changing colours. Other then that..nothing much.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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William S wrote a review Feb 2020
Kobe, Japan1,009 contributions236 helpful votes
We wandered this street a couple of times on a sunny winter day. There are many shops and food outlets with quite a few English-friendly outlets. Some of the shops sell inexpensive (cheap) souvenirs and there are others selling interesting 2nd hand items (at tourist prices). Bakeries, restaurants, ice cream, pottery and the like. We enjoyed this walk!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dynamic14 wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore9,893 contributions359 helpful votes
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The reason I’ve rated it only 3 stars is because we went there on a Wednesday when we discovered that most of the shops close on Wednesday. Thus, we did not really see much of the shopping district though as there were only a handful that were open for business. That being said, you can enjoy strolling around the area that mimics the landscape of a castle town in the Edo period. There are about fifty street stores and you will undoubtedly spot frogs all over as the frog is the mascot of Nawate Street. The Yohashira shrine is just next to Nawate and you can try some of the Japanese snacks along the way.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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OldGirlTravels wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom203 contributions86 helpful votes
Most of Japan is very modern, but outside the big cities there are still places like Nawate, where you get a feeling for the old-world charm of traditional small shopping streets. We only had a short time to explore, as we were on a day trip from Tokyo by shinkansen, but it was one of the highlights of our day in Matsumoto. The frog shrine is a charming modern memorial (only set up in 1970!) and the street is full of delightful little shops. It's about 15 minutes from the station, access is level with good road crossings, there are several small cafes on the way. Although there is plenty to buy, it costs nothing to enjoy the street, the shrines, the local scenery and the charm of the area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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