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Nakamachi Street

Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-36-1421
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Touristy but worthwhile

Conveniently located between the station and the castle, whilst this is a very touristy street, it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sydneysider48
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Sydney, Australia
Sweet street

Great for window shopping or shopping of local items such as rice cakes. Lovely little street with... read more

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Since the 17th century, Nakamachi Street prospered as the main business district of Matsumoto’s castle town where wholesalers sold goods such as sake and kimono. It was located on the old Zenkoji Kaido, a route connecting Zenkoji Temple to Nagoya and Kyoto. Many of the historical buildings in Nakamachi are old storehouses, some being over 100 years old. Nakamachi now has a variety of shops including folk art and craft shops, restaurants, and cafes. You will also find the Kurassic-kan, which was once a sake brewery building, and the Scale Museum, which is housed in a former scale shop.
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  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (5 reviews)
“craft shops” (5 reviews)
“drink coffee” (2 reviews)
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Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-36-1421
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"quaint shops"
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"craft shops"
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"drink coffee"
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"shopping and restaurants"
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"bit touristy"
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"pleasant hour"
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"nice walk"
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"interesting architecture"
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"english signs"
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"matsumoto castle"
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"stroll"
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"ceramics"
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Reviewed yesterday

Conveniently located between the station and the castle, whilst this is a very touristy street, it is well worth the visit. Many of the buildings recreate traditional old storehouses and there are interesting craft shops, clothing shops and a good range of cafes and restaurants.

Thank sydneysider48
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great for window shopping or shopping of local items such as rice cakes. Lovely little street with small shops.

Thank Annemette Ø
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This street has many typical Japanese Restaurants and quality gift shops. More suited to Japanese Tourists. However we did find a great noodle and tepanyaki restaurant for lunch. Just a nice street for a leisurely stroll and for lunch.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Quaint little street with cafes and quirky little stores. Good for a bit of walking and shopping, a fun little side attraction for Matsumoto.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stroll dropping in on some very quirky little shops. A great place to pick up a few gifts for the folks at home.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

sometimes this street gets a bum review but i like it , nice shops , great buildings , nice people and a great little walk, do it

Thank kyoshikiwi
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Charming street, lots of interesting craft shops that retain a lovely harmonious appearance and funky cafes, great place for a stroll.

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It's a cool street with lots of creative shops. The local community center puts on events and the shops have English signs. Cute traditional street

1  Thank Lucy R
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walking down this street with interesting architecture and few nice quaint shops. Found a good Japanese pub.

Thank Bomoh
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice to a walk along the stone paved streets, with cute shops along the way. Follows the river so it's cool on a hot day.

Thank Born2doit
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