Nawate-dōri, a few blocks from the castle, is a popular place for a stroll. Vendors along this riverside walk sell antiques, souvenirs...
Matsumoto Timepiece Museum
Home to Japan's largest pendulum clock (on the building's exterior) and over 300 other timepieces including fascinating medieval...
This sophisticated little whisky bar is run by a colourful character who'd love to pour you a single malt or one of his original...
In Nakamachi, this is one of central Japan's finest soba shops. Its owner used to run a French restaurant in Tokyo before returning to...
2-4-13 Chūō · interesting places nearby
One of our favourites, this little 'ma and pa' outfit has been serving delicious curry rice (Japanese style) in an adorable former storehouse by the river since 1970. If you like tonkatsu, you must try the katsu karē (¥850). Cheap and cheerful.