Hira Sansou

Enjoy true alpine cuisine in this hidden gem of a restaurant, tucked away at the foot of the Hira Mountains

In front of the gates to Myō-ō-in Shrine in the very heart of Hiei Mountain is Hira Sansou, whose name means Hira mountain villa. Sure enough, this restaurant began its life as a villa for those people climbing the Hira Mountains, situated to the west of Lake Biwako.

Here diners will be treated to authentic Japanese mountain cuisine, carefully crafted from the seasonal produce taken directly from the nearby rivers and forests. In spring, diners will enjoy a plethora of mountain vegetables; in summer, fresh fish from the river, in particular sweetfish; in autumn, delicious matsutake mushrooms, and in the winter, a special dish of tsuki-nabe, or moon hotpot containing the rare delicacies that are bear and wild boar meat.

In this traditional Japanese building full of classical character, lying in a peaceful mountain village surrounded by untamed nature What better place to enjoy these wonderful, flavoursome dishes that bring out the natural tastes of the woodlands and rivers?


Address94 Katsuragawabomuracho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0475
ClosedTuesdays, Irregular holidays
Member's benefit

A glass of aperitif per person

Cancellation Policy

・Cancellation shall be made 7 business days prior. After that, 100% cancellation charge will be incurred.
・Please refer to the Luxury Japan cancellation policy.


・Available from 2 people
・Please pay directly to the restaurant for the additional drink and food order
・Every picture of dishes are for illustrative purpose
・The plan and prices might be changed due to seasonal reasons or ingredients prices.

※Luxury Japan service fee 15% will be charged separately

94 Katsuragawabomuracho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0475

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