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Nakamachi Street

Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-36-1421
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Interesting street to walk down

Quaint little street with cafes and quirky little stores. Good for a bit of walking and shopping, a... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
chongchungpuo91
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Singapore, Singapore
Touristy but terrific

Well worth a stroll dropping in on some very quirky little shops. A great place to pick up a few... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
John B
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
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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.

Thank chongchungpuo91
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Reviewed 7 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 31 October 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 23 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

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Reviewed 4 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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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Nice old buildings of Japan, mostly occupied by cafes and restaurants. Would be a good visit for a lunch bite or tea break. Within a 5 min walk from the castle or 15min from train station.

Thank BertSG
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Interesting for a quick visit or for refreshments but a bit low key compared to other places we visited. .

Thank davemartin3
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very pleasant on a sunny afternoon, a nice walk from the shopping centre to the river. There is a sacred well to look out for along the way

Thank lovetheunexpected
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