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Nawate Shopping District

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Nawate Shopping District

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William S wrote a review Feb 2020
Kobe, Japan957 contributions135 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, Singapore9,877 contributions304 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 Kingdom204 contributions63 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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Emma C wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom2,241 contributions274 helpful votes
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I've had the joy of visiting Matsumoto on a few occasions and when I do I find myself drawn to Nawate-dori. It's a lovely spot filled with traditional buildings next to the river. It's never packed and the shops here sell things I haven't seen anywhere else in Japan. There is a definite theme here...Frogs! They are everywhere!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Neil C wrote a review Nov 2019
Denver, Colorado36 contributions7 helpful votes
They actually had cute items we didn’t see in other parts of Japan. I opted not to take my backpack to hike through Nakasendo Trail and wish I would have for shopping.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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