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." To visit Nawate Shopping District and other attractions in Matsumoto, use our Matsumoto trip itinerary planning site .
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It really depends what you mean by “shopping”. I personally feel this street is more on their culture and what resonates with the Japanese living in that area. There are cute souvenirs here and there,... more »
松本城の南総掘と女鳥羽川にはさまれて綱のように細長い土手というところから 由来している縄手通り。四柱神社の参道として発達しました。各商店は城下町の風景再現したような玩具、骨董、駄菓子などが見て食べ歩いて楽しです。 more »It is a rope te street which originates from the place called a long and narrow bank like a rope in the south total digging of Matsumoto Castle and the Metoba river. It was developed as a approach to the Four Pillar Shrine. Each shop is fun to see and eat toys, antiques, and candy that seems to reproduce the scenery of the castle town.
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