Fodor's Expert Review Restaurant Sakura
Seasonal delights like pungent Matsutake mushrooms are packed into the take-out bento (box lunches; from ¥2,000) and more indulgent eat-in courses at this traditional eatery, which has an open-air terrace and a glass-walled interior. A few blocks southwest of Zenko-ji, it's attached to the sake factory and warehouses of the famous distiller Yoshinoya. From 9 to 5 you can tour for free, ending with a sampling of fresh sake.
Nagano, Nagano-ken 380-0857, Japan
- Good-value lunch boxes
- Full kaiseki courses
- High-quality sake