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Nawate Shopping District

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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Fun wondering down Nawate district

This is a beautiful section of Matsumoto adjacent to the river. Full of small timber shops & cafes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
molly1946
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Hobart, Australia
via mobile
Frog Alley

This was our nickname due to the predominance of frog statues and 'knick-knackery'. The street is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
couteaufin
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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"frog statues"
in 6 reviews
"interesting street"
in 5 reviews
"craft shops"
in 5 reviews
"small street"
in 3 reviews
"matsumoto castle"
in 10 reviews
"shops closed"
in 2 reviews
"pleasant stroll"
in 2 reviews
"local temple"
in 2 reviews
"small shops and restaurants"
in 2 reviews
"frog street"
in 3 reviews
"small shrine"
in 2 reviews
"antiques"
in 7 reviews
"merchants"
in 2 reviews
"browse"
in 2 reviews
"river"
in 4 reviews
"souvenir"
in 3 reviews
"tourists"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful section of Matsumoto adjacent to the river. Full of small timber shops & cafes it is so relaxing as it is closed to cars.

Thank molly1946
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our nickname due to the predominance of frog statues and 'knick-knackery'. The street is lovely and has an older atmosphere and most of the shops, cafes were open when we were there, although opening hours can be a tad irregular. It was great...More

Thank couteaufin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many exciting shops or restaurants on this street. The only surprise was the vegi burger that we ate at a corner shop. The restaurant looks old. It has 2 small tables outside, 2 inside, a few bar-type seats and is at the...More

Thank SKH_Sydney
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

A quiet street with small shops and cafes but that's all. The shops are not that interesting, mainly antiques so nice to see but you will not necessarily find something for gifts or souvenirs. There's a parallel street just across the river that has other...More

Thank Ieva V
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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.

Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Conveniently located between the station and the castle, this touristy pedestrian street is full of shops selling frog statues and memorabilia (the reason for the interest in frogs is explained beside a large frog statue at the beginning of the street), bars and cafes. It's...More

Thank sydneysider48
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A nice street to stroll down. More suited to Japanese Tourists. Street food available at some small shops. Worth the stroll even for foreigners in this impressive city.

Thank peterdeane47
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The street provides a descent choice of snacks. In addition there are some ornament shops as well. It's walking distance from Matsumoto castle. During winter time most of the shops closed around 4-5pm. Don't miss the small shrine with frog statues.

Thank zapumal
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Half the shops were closed when I visited, and there wasn't really anything special on sale. Only shop of interest was a toy/hobby store owned by a senior looking gentleman. Don't get high hopes here. Not even the historical factor could save this street

Thank Chong C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned town, very easy to navigate. Lots of periodic houses and interesting architecture. Very clean too. See the bridge & river that flows through.

Thank travelbugnation
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