The Official Tourism Site of Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan


Established in 1920, located close to Matsumoto Castle

Sakuraya is a famous local unagi (eel) restaurant and has appeared in several guidebooks.
The restaurant has a long common history with the city of Matsumoto. Sakuraya’s founder, originally from Toyama Prefecture, began serving sushi and other Japanese dishes in Matsumoto as early as 1920.

Specialties: Boiled eel wrapped in a bamboo leaf

Boiled eel wrapped in a bamboo leaf; Chimaki (rice cake wrapped in a bamboo leaf)
In 1975, the current third owner made a popular new specialty, “chimaki,” a Japanese glutinous rice cake wrapped in a bamboo leaf.

The light Japanese-style interior

The interior design is simple and light. While you eat, you can admire traditional Japanese pottery collected by the Manager, Okami-san.

A message from the owners

Where do you recommend visiting in Matsumoto?
A: Nakamachi Street, Nawate Street, and Alps Park (if you have kids).

A message to our customers:
We're proud of our long history and we'll welcome you in kimono.


Name Sakuraya (桜家)
Specialties Eel, sushi, seafood
Location 4-9-1, Ote (Japanese Map)
Tel 0263-33-2660
Website (Japanese)
Hours 11:00-14:00 17:00-21:00
Closed Monday
Credit Cards Accepted
Seats Counter 7, table 30 (1F)
One tatami room for 60 people, 5 tatami rooms for 4-30 people (2F)
Non Smoking Seats Yes - The entire first floor is a designated non-smoking area.
Parking Yes
Access 10-minute walk from Matsumoto Station

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