Nawate Shopping District, Matsumoto

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#3 of 8 in Neighborhoods in Nagano Prefecture
Running alongside the Metoba-gawa River, Nawate Shopping District represents a stone-paved row of around 50 charming shops. During the 17th century, the street marked the border between the residences of the samurai class and the commoners on the opposite side. In present day, souvenir hunters have a range of interesting establishments to peruse, with shops offering antiques, curios, and knickknacks. Should you get hungry, explore options at the food stalls. Keep your eyes open for the statues of samurai frogs--popular photograph points that have earned the strip its nickname of "Frog Street." To visit Nawate Shopping District and other attractions in Matsumoto, use our Matsumoto trip itinerary planning site .
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  • This is an interesting street to have a walk down if in Matsumoto. It is frog themed. This means frog t-shirts, ornaments, etc abound in this street.  more »
  • This Alley is full of shops of souvenirs of all kinds. The varied cafés close around 6 pm and stalls. This isn't the most typical and authentic to the neighborhood street. But the ballad is pleasant all the same.
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  • Great location to ff by walking, one is the frog-Street. They all sell figurines of frogs. Not quite spectacular
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