Located 2-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle, this restaurant, with its lattice gate and traditionally styled awnings, makes the perfect image of a castle town. The interior is decorated with unique folk crafted furniture in Matsumoto‚Äôs famous Mingeikagu style (under the guidance of Sanshiro Ikeda). People from both in and outside of the prefecture know Shizuka as the restaurant by the castle with all the folk crafted furniture. A Taste Reminiscent of the Past The menu at Shizuka is known for using local ingredients to give diners an understanding of seasonal tastes. The store was opened in 1945 and since then has served oden, yakitori, mountain vegetables, and other various local … Continue reading Shizuka