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Walking on Nakamachi Street can be a part of a walking tour through the streets of Matsumoto.

You can make a slight detour here before or after a visit to the Matsumoto Castle when you’re coming from the direction of the train station or the bus station.

This street is located around a 10-15 minute walk from the castle, and around 10 minutes from both the train station and the bus station.

So if you only have a couple of hours before you leave by train or by bus from Matsumoto, then you can wander on the Nakamachi Street too. (map – train station > bus station > nakamachi street > castle)

 

According to the Matsumoto tourism department:

The chief feature of the Nakamachi area is the black and white geometric design.

This is what we call “Namako-Kabe” of the old “Kura” storehouses lining the street.

Traditional crafts and small cafes are some of the highlights of this charming area.

 

Sightseeing bus – “town sneaker” route

Nakamachi street bus for sightseeing town sneaker bus in Matsumoto tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

There’s a sightseeing bus in Matsumoto that you can get to take you around to many of the tourist attractions in the city.

This bus route runs on Nakamachi Street too, and you can find a bus stop when you’re around here.

It will be around 500 yen (US$5) for a one day bus pass on this sightseeing bus.

 

Nakamachi street bus stop for sightseeing town sneaker bus in Matsumoto tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street bus for sightseeing town sneaker bus in Matsumoto tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

 

Natural springs

Nakamachi street natural springs on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

There are many natural springs and historic wells located through the city of Matsumoto, and there are a few you can see walking on Nakamachi Street too.

 

Nakamachi street natural springs on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street natural springs on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street natural springs on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

 

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Now…

Here’s a bit more of what you’ll see walking on Nakamachi Street!

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street cafe on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

 

And that’s a bit of what walking on Nakamachi Street might look like!

 

 

And if you’re coming from the direction of the train station or bus station, you can first walk by the Genchi Well, considered the most renowned well in Matsumoto, before making your way to Nakamachi Street.

 

Genchi well to Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

And then after your walk along Nakamachi Street, you can continue walking the streets of Matsumoto to Nawate Street (aka Frog Street) for some Japanese snacks and then onwards to Matsumoto Castle!

 

Nakamachi street to nawate street river on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street to nawate street on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

Nakamachi street to Matsumoto castle on Matsumoto walking tour. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

HAPPY WALKING MATSUMOTO ON NAKAMACHI STREET!

 

Nakamachi street on Matsumoto walking tour. Things to do in Matsumoto in one day. Places to visit in Nagano. Backpacking japan travel blog

 

 



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