Journey to the residence in the heart
of the mountains to experience the four seasons of Hira.
Embraced in a pleasant breeze and the sound of flowing water,
with the aroma of the surrounding greens.
An elegant haven for refined men and women, with an aesthetic façade.
High quality rooms that surround a natural Japanese garden, preserving the excellence of traditional architecture.
Guest rooms that are built using prestigious and sacred trees have breathtaking views and kindle the five senses.
Fine cuisine made from ingredients foraged from the nearby mountains
The dishes are audacious yet delicate, and rich in flavor
Fresh ingredients that change according to the season are a blessing from the mountains, from sweetfish, eels, and softshell turtles from the rivers, to game meat such as deers, boars, and bears. Vegetables are cooked to enhance its natural flavors, and the course meals are a combination of the local, traditional dishes and modern, original cuisine.
Hirasansou's tsuki-nabe is a hotpot dish that derives its name from the moon bear (natively called tsuki-no-wa-guma), a indigenous species which has a white crescent moon shaped pattern around its neck.
The third owner of Hirasansou was deeply impressed with bear meat, claiming it is “the purest and tastiest of all meat”, and through trial and error he created Tsukinabe (meaning “moon hotpot”). We believe it is the best way to enjoy bear meat, and is the showcase dish at Hirasansou.
Bear meat from the Hira Mountains is a rare delicacy only hutned in the coldest times of winter. Only the most competent hunters can hunt the Japanese black bears, which meat is sweet and rich, yet mellow to the tongue. Tsukinabe is particularly popular with the female guests as the collagen in the meat moistens and enhances the skin.
In different seasons, bear meat can be enjoyed as Hanazansho-nabe (meaning “pepper hotpot”). With plenty of pepper, the aromatic hotpot is available from April until mid-May.
Served in a refined pot, Tsuki-to-Suppon-nabe (meaning “moon and turtle hotpot”), is bear meat cooked in the broth of softshell turtles from Lake Biwa. It is a luxury that blends the clear umami of the meat and the elegance of the broth.
*Bear meat from other regions may be used if it is of top quality.
A true sanctuary where you will have exciting discoveries on every visit.
The endless stream of the mountain streams is a cherished treasure.
Hirasansou is located in a sacred spot in front of the Meio Temple and the Jiju Shrine.
Enjoy the secluded life and history of the Hira Mountains with views reminiscent of original Japanese landscape in all seasons
Souvenirs can be ordered via TEL (077-599-2058) or by FAX (077-599-2034)
Made by fermenting aged parent sweetfish with Oumi brand rice.
A traditional dish passed down generations in the Lake Biwa region.
Expiration date is only 3 weeks from the production date stored in a refrigerator, since no preservatives are used.
Slowly cooked parent sweetfish with plenty of green Japanese peppercorn.
Expiration date is only 2 weeks from the production date stored in a refrigerator, since no preservatives are used.
|Yamanobe Course||15,000 yen / 20,000 yen / Omakase|
|Ayu-tabe Course||15,000 yen / 20,000 yen / Omakase|
|Yamanobe Course||20,000 yen / 25,000 yen / 30,000 yen|
|Special Matsutake grill Course||Market Price (50,000 yen~)|
|Tsuki-nabe Course||20,000 yen / Omakase|
|Hanazansho-nabe Course||25,000 yen / Omakase|
|Mini Banquet Course||5,000 yen|
|Ayu-manpuku Lunch (Summer)||6,500 yen|
|Ayu-manpuku Lunch (Autumn)||8,000 yen|
※All prices exclude tax and service charge
※Mini Banquet Course and Ayu-manpuku Lunch is only served in the seated rooms
※Seated rooms meals are available from 11:30 and 13:00
|Address||94 Katsuragawabomura-cho, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture 520-0475
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|Hours||11:30～13:00 last entrance
17:00～19:00 last entrance (reservation only)
Homepage has been renewed.
|Positions||Chef, Waitperson, Cleaning, Caretaker, Clerk, General Manager candidate|
Salary: 260,000 yen ~ 400,000 yen /month
Wage: Service Manager candidate 1,300 yen~ / hour
Waitperson/Caretaker/Clerk 1,300 yen~ /hour
|Requirements||High school diploma
In order to create a work-friendly environment, we are constantly striving to make improvements by listening to our fellow employees.
Honest and earnest candidates who can work long term are preferred.
|Age||Up to around 55 y.o.|
|Benefits||Social insurance (employment, industrial accident compensation, welfare insurance) Retiring Allowance Mutual Aid Fund Retirement Plan (for over 5 years of employement)|
|Commuting||Commuting by car accepted|
|Contact Information||Please mail your resume, or call the number below to the Okami (landlady)
TEL : 077-599-2058
Please call the number below as we serve on a reservation basis 077-599-2058
We look forward to having you.