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Nakamachi Street

Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-36-1421
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Wouldn't walk out of your way to walk down this street

Wouldn't walk out of your way to walk down this street. There are lots of cake, lollies and cheese... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Bruce J
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Sydney, Australia
Touristy but worthwhile

Conveniently located between the station and the castle, whilst this is a very touristy street, it... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
sydneysider48
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Sydney, Australia
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Since the 17th century, Nakamachi Street prospered as the main business district of Matsumoto’s castle town where wholesalers sold goods such as sake and kimono. It was located on the old Zenkoji Kaido, a route connecting Zenkoji Temple to Nagoya and Kyoto. Many of the historical buildings in Nakamachi are old storehouses, some being over 100 years old. Nakamachi now has a variety of shops including folk art and craft shops, restaurants, and cafes. You will also find the Kurassic-kan, which was once a sake brewery building, and the Scale Museum, which is housed in a former scale shop.
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  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (5 reviews)
“craft shops” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-36-1421
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"craft shops"
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"window shopping"
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"drink coffee"
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"shopping and restaurants"
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"bit touristy"
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"pleasant hour"
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"nice walk"
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"interesting architecture"
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"noodles"
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"english signs"
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"ceramics"
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Wouldn't walk out of your way to walk down this street. There are lots of cake, lollies and cheese shops but really nothing out of the ordinary enough to make it worth your while.

1  Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Conveniently located between the station and the castle, whilst this is a very touristy street, it is well worth the visit. Many of the buildings recreate traditional old storehouses and there are interesting craft shops, clothing shops and a good range of cafes and restaurants.

Thank sydneysider48
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Great for window shopping or shopping of local items such as rice cakes. Lovely little street with small shops.

Thank Annemette Ø
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This street has many typical Japanese Restaurants and quality gift shops. More suited to Japanese Tourists. However we did find a great noodle and tepanyaki restaurant for lunch. Just a nice street for a leisurely stroll and for lunch.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Quaint little street with cafes and quirky little stores. Good for a bit of walking and shopping, a fun little side attraction for Matsumoto.

1  Thank Chong C
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stroll dropping in on some very quirky little shops. A great place to pick up a few gifts for the folks at home.

Thank John B
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

sometimes this street gets a bum review but i like it , nice shops , great buildings , nice people and a great little walk, do it

Thank kyoshikiwi
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Charming street, lots of interesting craft shops that retain a lovely harmonious appearance and funky cafes, great place for a stroll.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

It's a cool street with lots of creative shops. The local community center puts on events and the shops have English signs. Cute traditional street

1  Thank Lucy R
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Nice walking down this street with interesting architecture and few nice quaint shops. Found a good Japanese pub.

Thank Bomoh
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