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Nawate Shopping District

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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In and out within 10min.

Passes by 'cos it was along the way. Spent about 10min here walking through. Not a place I'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
OK for a short stroll

After visiting Takeyama, this street was underwhelming for us. In same ways similar, but lacks the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passes by 'cos it was along the way. Spent about 10min here walking through. Not a place I'd recommend but if you are in the vicinity...maybe just pop in for a short visit. Who know...there might by something there that may interest you.

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Takeyama, this street was underwhelming for us. In same ways similar, but lacks the scale and character of Takayama's.

Thank pengboon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have been to other preserved streets in Japan, such as those in Takayama or Narai-jinku, this short street of uninteresting retail shops will be a great disappointment.

Thank Platoinsingapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frogs everywhere, kind shop owners, delicious deserts, beautiful souvenirs and a must do walk along this street close to a shrine, a river, and to the Matsumoto castle too!

Thank Inés Y
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The so called " frog street " became the name from the ancient times as no horse carriages were allowed. Therefore one was able to shop and return home safely (in Japanese KAERU ) Kaeru = frog. So merchants erected a large frog state at...More

Thank R113
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visited her also known in part as Frog and Toad Street. There are some craft shops, antique shops, and curio shops. It is a delightful street and well worth looking in the shops, you would be surprised at some of the items in them. Well...More

Thank ExiledDonkey
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were disappointed when visiting mid week, as many of the shops were closed. We weren't sure if this was normal for a Wednesday, or perhaps the time of year ? It was a pleasant walk, but nothing spectacular.

Thank Azette L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

On the way to the castle, a typical tourist street with shops selling knick knacks, food (mostly octopus balls and fish shaped snacks). Frogs seem to be an emblem here

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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. There was one shop which had some promise with...More

Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a walk up and down but a bit touristy and rather expensive at that. Despite that some of the buildings are interesting.

Thank Pammie56
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