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Taste Japanese food at the old historical building

The building was established in 1885 and it records the passing moments of the last 127 years. The owner rebuilt this historical building and after that it was recognized as a tangible cultural property.

You’ll see another world the moment when you open the door. The building gives you a relaxed feeling with the old Japanese fashion.

High quality dishes with local ingredients


   Shinshu Beef meal (2300yen)                                    Three stacks of lunch boxes (1500 yen)

Sixth sense

The building has a good atmosphere and the interior design is comfortable. Hikariya celebrates all seasonal festivals like Setsubun, the bean-scattering ceremony celebrating the coming of spring in February; Hinamatsuri, the Dolls’ Festival for girls in March; and Tango no sekku, the Boy’s Festival in May. Hikariya introduces guests from foreign countries to Japanese traditional culture. You can feel fresh at the well in the courtyard in the middle of Hikariya Nishi.

Terue, Okami-san, is a bright and cheerful person. Okami-san is the manager of the Sixth Sense Company and she runs Hikariya. She hopes her guests get inspiration from Hikariya. Will you in touch with your sixth sense?

A message from the owners

Where do you recommend visiting in Matsumoto?
A: The wells in Matsumoto

Name Hikariya Higashi (ヒカリヤ ヒガシ)
Specialties Japanese Cuisine
Location 4-7-14, Ote (Japanese Map)
Tel 0263-38-0068
Website http://www.hikari-ya.com (Japanese)
Hours Lunch time 11:30-13:30
Dinner 17:30-21:00
Closed Wednesday
Credit Cards Accepted
Parking Yes – Parking space for 13 cars
Access Walk toward Agata-no-Mori from Matsumoto Station, turn left at the traffic light “Performing Arts Centre W”. Walk 50 meters over the bridge and you will see us on your left.

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