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Hiraso (平宗 奈良店)


Local Cuisine

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 and drink] 11:00-20:00 (LO)

Review of Hiraso Nara

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/11 Pretty Place and away from the bustle
we did a lot of research and landed on this impeccable establishment for lunch for our day in Nara. Although the web and their posted hours has them as open they were inexplicably closed the day we...
Reviewed:2019/03/11 Love This Place
We stumbled on Hiraso in 2010 during our first trip to Nara/Japan and had such a great and memorable meal. We were just traveling in Nara/Japan 9 years later with our 2 young boys that love sushi...
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...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Imamikadochou 30-1 [map]
[Sales] 10:00-20:30 [Food and drink] 11:00-20:00 (LO)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Not available
Available(Do SPOT)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen [Night] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Nara Areas


          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.