KURA or sometimes called DOZO is a traditional Japanese store house
built from timber, stone or clay used to safely store valuable commodities.
It is protected by 3 tier of very thick doors looks like Bank’s Safe door.
There are two more sliding doors inside.
It is not only interesting to see very well maintained KURA,
but also great experience eating inside of KURA.
KURA Sushi-Ei is a popular lunch place for office workers who work at down town Matsumoto City,
and the restaurant offers very good Tempura Lunch.
This is Tempura & Sashimi Lunch set.
It is very well prepared with top quality ingredients.
It only costs 1,200 yen.
You will see many KURA in Matsumoto City, so it’s fun to just walk around the city.
While you are in Matsumoto, you can not miss to visit Matsumoto Castle which is one of four castles
designated as ‘National Treasures of Japan’ and the oldest castle donjon remaining in Japan.
Construction began in 1592 of the elegant black and white structure with its three turrets.
because of the elegant black walls, Matsumoto Castle is sometimes called ‘Crow Castle’.