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Hiraso平宗 奈良店

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A long-standing persimmon leaf sushi restaurant located a 10 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station which was founded in 1861. Persimmon leaf sushi is fatty mackerel served on a bed of vinegared rice and wrapped in a persimmon leaf, which has an invigorating fragrance. In addition to persimmon leaf sushi, Hiraso also serves chagayu tea gruel, a traditional priest’s meal, as well as seasonal local cuisine made with an abundance of Nara ingredients. The nearby Sarusawa Pond, considered one of top eight sights of Nara, reflects the Kohfukuji Temple’s five-tier pagoda; this lovely scene attracts many tourists who also like to stop by Hiraso for lunch. Hiraso also offers classes on making persimmon leaf sushi.


Nara Pref. Narashi Imamikadochou 30-1 (NaraArea)

phone 0742220866

[Sales] 10:00-20:30
[Food & Drink] 11:00-20:00 (L.O.)

Review of Hiraso

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/01 Whats the deal?
Small pieces with salmon and pretty much small pieces of everything. My GF eat chicken soup and got 3 pieces.
Way to much rice especially compare to the amount of fish.

This is the second worst...
Reviewed:2018/03/24 Don’t recommend
I had the aya sushi for lunch, on my recent visit. I didn’t feel particularly welcome upon arrival, but that is typical at most venues, especially as a foreigner.
The sushi was average, with minimal...
Reviewed:2018/03/08 Great sushi
Small restaurant with English menu. Sushi was delicious. You do not eat persimmon leaves wrapped around sushi. Served with ginger only, no soy sauce, no wasabi. It was delicious on its own merits...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Imamikadochou 30-1 [ map ]
[Sales] 10:00-20:30
[Food & Drink] 11:00-20:00 (L.O.)
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Available (new building only, no main building)
Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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