Sightseeing Spots - Sightseeing
Nawate Dori (street) in Matsumoto City : 松本市「縄手通り」
Frog Street -- Matsumoto's Edo Era-themed Shopping Street
Located 5 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Castle and 10 min from Matsumoto Station, Nawate-dori is a shopping street that gives the feel of the city's history as a castle town. Lined with around 50 shops that vary from antique dealers and 'dagashi' candy stores to stylish bakeries and designer boutiques, the frog-themed street makes a great place to stroll when seeing the castle.
- Hours :
- Varies by shop.
- Date(s) :
- Varies by shop.
- Entrance Price :
- No cost to walk the street.
- Reservations :
- Not required
- Foreign Languages :
- (English pamphlet available.)
- Luggage Storage :
- Not Available
For parking, use the nearby Otemon Parking Lot, with parking for 666 vehicles and 13 large buses.
tel : +81(0)263-34-3000 松本市役所観光温泉課(Matsumoto City Office) fax : +81(0)263-34-3049 Official site
- By Train
- From Matsumoto Station(JR Shinonoi Line), 10 min walk
- By Car
- From Matsumoto IC, 15 min (3km)
- Sightseeing Spots
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