Nawate-dori Street

Travel Guide - Nawate-dori Street


As a castle town thrived around the castle for centuries, there are many old buildings and rows of houses in Matsumoto which show us what Japan was like years ago.

Along the bank of the Metoba-gawa River runs Nawate-dori, a narrow street which was a border between the Samurai residences and the commoner residences in the Edo era (1603 – 1868).
With a long history in Matsumoto, Nawate-dori's stone-paved street with food stalls, antique stores and shops selling everything from curios to children's books is a charming place to stroll and shop for souvenirs.

Opening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility


  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from Matsumoto Station on the JR lines or Alpico Kotsu Kamikochi Line

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.


Javier Jesús Ferreyra@javierjferreyra - 2021/10/24 15:02
Night Matsumoto and cats of Nawate back streets・4K HDR a través de @YouTube
descampsr@descamps12 - 2021/10/23 22:03
Night Matsumoto and cats of Nawate back streets・4K HDR via @YouTube
OH SHIT birthday boy tomorrow, i wanna do somethiiing but i was planning to stay at the hotel packing 😂 guess i’m g…
AkuninSama@sigma_adam - 2021/10/19 04:24
@KitsukiSama Nawate. I'm on vacation. Only thing I'm tackling is a bottle of Jameson
i lie, i'm gonna go around matsu bc i've been here for five years and i haven't maximized going around matsumoto ON…
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