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Nawate Shopping District, Matsumoto

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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." Using our online itinerary creator, Matsumoto attractions like Nawate Shopping District can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A cute little street with some light shopping possibilities. I guess it used to be more of a mixed store thing in earlier days, but now it is more small cafees and some specialty sourvinir shops. Ther...  more »
  • Worth a walk up and down but a bit touristy and rather expensive at that. Despite that some of the buildings are interesting.  more »
  • Was I good I walked for the first time the city of Matsumoto, the. I enjoy walking around town is the tourist destination of the long-awaited appeal No.
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