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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 263337895
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Shopping and Dining

Short strip that has some dining and shopping selections. Nice to walk around and just chill after exploring the city and nearby attractions

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
Wandering-Juan
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Quezon City
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New South Wales, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we weren't sure if they are actually restored or newly created. full of tourists, shops, restaurants but pleasant to amble along

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

After touring the castle, this is a lovely area for window-shopping, with nice cafes and shops. There is even new brewery, the Matsumoto Brewery, where you can relax with a pint.

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Thank Linda C
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

great street full of restaurants and cafes, and traditional handcraft shops. a lovely way to spend a day.

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Thank Kiandra E
Quezon City
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159 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Short strip that has some dining and shopping selections. Nice to walk around and just chill after exploring the city and nearby attractions

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Thank Wandering-Juan
Singapore
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Matsumoto, Japan and have an hour or so to spare, head to Nakamachi Cafe on Nakamachi Street. Order their pancake soufflé. Bitter chocolate. You must. Moist and fluffy….They were so good my toes are curling thinking about them. Two can share the pancake and feel satisfied after. Get coffee too – their house blend, hand... More 

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1 Thank Maverik262002
Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We just loved this town and thoroughly enjoyed this ancient street. Get a bike and go for it! Love the cobble roads. There is a lovely shrine near this area.

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Thank Sue P
Hong Kong, China
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107 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is the oldest street in Matsumoto. We expected to see many old buildings. We found that nothing spectacular. If you have time, take a short walk and enjoy. There are some small shops and restaurants (unlike those in shopping centres).

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1 Thank mwfwinnie
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Coffee lovers should try the Nakamachi cafe. I went there twice for awsome pancakes. They were made fresh and very delicious. Staff were friendly and the owner spoke english and the service was great. For those who love latte or capuccino,that's a gret place. They also do sandwich,rolls and western food. Spacious place,upstairs area as well.

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Thank Vikash S
Lancashire
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Contrary to some other reviewers, I found Nakamachi Street better on average than many similar areas in other Japanese cities. I was visiting in December, so had my eye on finding some Christmas gifts for friends and family, and had good success here, particularly with wood and ceramic items. I also found some excellent local wine and yuzu liqueur, and... More 

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Thank KingMobUK
Pottsville Beach
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had a lovely wander around town including this street, nothing outrageously special but interesting enough.

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Thank Heather L

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