Nawate dori street

Sumedha Bharpilania
A shopping street lined with the most exquisite antiques you can lay your hands on in Japan, Nawate Dori is the perfect embodiment of the historical town of Matsumoto. With more than 50 shops, some of which also sell candy, savoury snacks, soba noodles and traditional fashion, this alley is worth walking around owing to its proximity to the Matsumoto Castle and the train station (5 and 10 minutes respectively). There's also a cute bakery if you're hungry.