Stepping into a different era!
Walking along this street you will feel like stepping into a different era! The black and white buildings known as namako-kabe storehouses, clay walls lined with tiles that are plastered, were built to protect the town after a large fire in 1888 that burnt down many buildings in the area.
Here you’ll find traditional handcraft shops, cute cafes, restaurants serving local specialties, a museum and wells with clean, natural groundwater that anyone can drink from. This street beautifully illustrated the community spirit of Matsumoto, which culturally thrives from the rich natural environment surrounding it.