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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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  • Everywhere in the frog is cute. "Castle town" and is feeling the night hand shopping street lined with fun, small shop image, such as Miss candy store of the Showa era and does not resemble a traditional atmosphere, rather, watching while you eat and buy goods, to take a walk. Abounds, welcoming café or tea almost. lumps and things like that you can buy short of purpose can be relaxing and comfortable travel opportunity, think skip is to travel at the time, no problem. Become Business souvenirs and luxury goods. Seemed close to an authentic dinner time.
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  • Lots of interesting shops in this street, restaurants, snacks, Antique and collectables, general and souvenier. Its not too long but worth a visit 
  • Tourist attractions. Out of 4 pillar shrine along the river. Bream was the scene of orange manga shop.
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