比良山荘 - 山の辺料理 HIRASANSOU

Further, and further deep past Kyoto

Journey to the residence in the heart
of the mountains to experience the four seasons of Hira.

Guest Room

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.

Dining

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.

Tsuki-nabe (Moon hotpot)

Bear meat cooked in a hotpot for a special winter occasion

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.

Special Menu
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.

Seated rooms

Wine

Souvenirs

Souvenirs can be ordered via TEL (077-599-2058) or by FAX (077-599-2034)

Ayu Nare-sushi (Fermented sweetfish sushi)

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.

Sansho-ayu (Peppercorn sweetfish)

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.

Room Price

Tatami rooms

Summer (early June ~ end of August)

Yamanobe Course 15,000 yen / 20,000 yen / Omakase
Ayu-tabe Course 15,000 yen / 20,000 yen / Omakase

Autumn (mid September ~ early November)

Yamanobe Course 20,000 yen / 25,000 yen / 30,000 yen
Special Matsutake grill Course Market Price (50,000 yen~)

Winter (mid November ~ end of March)

Tsuki-nabe Course 20,000 yen / Omakase

Spring (early April ~ mid May)

Hanazansho-nabe Course 25,000 yen / Omakase

Seated rooms

Mini Banquet Course 5,000 yen
Ayu-manpuku Dinner (summer) 6,500 yen
Ayu-manpuku Dinner (summer) 6,500 yen

※All prices exclude tax and service charge
※Mini Banquet Course and Ayu-manpuku Dinner is only served in the seated rooms
※Seated rooms meals are available from 11:30 and 13:00

Access

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)
Closed Tuesdays
TEL 077-599-2058
FAX 077-599-2034

Notice

  • 2019.6.20

    Homepage has been renewed.

Recruitment Information

Positions Chef, Waitperson, Cleaning, Caretaker, Clerk, General Manager candidate
Salary Full time
Salary: 260,000 yen ~ 400,000 yen /month
Part time
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
Company Information​

Hirasansou Inc.
94 Katsuragawabomura-cho, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture 520-0475

  • Retirement age: 60 y.o.
  • (reemployment available up to 65 y.o.)
  • One person residence available
    (monthly rent of approx. 15,000 yen /month will be deducted from pay)
  • Overseas training every 2 years
Contact Information Please mail your resume, or call the number below to the Okami (landlady)
TEL : 077-599-2058

Reservations / Enquiries

Please call the number below as we serve on a reservation basis 077-599-2058

We look forward to having you.