Savouring cuisine inspired by the natural environment is the high point of any journey

Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in a light-filled dining room

A dining room filled with sunlight by day, and with beautiful night views. Offering menus that feature ingredients many diners may not have seen before, this comfortable space is the perfect setting to enjoy cuisine that reflects the bounty of Shinshu.

The way the light changes throughout the day is part of the gourmet experience

Depending on the season, breakfast and dinner can also be enjoyed on the terrace, with beautiful views of the Yatsugatake mountains by day and the lights of Sakudaira by night. The dining room walls are decorated with images of light and shade captured by photographer Gentaro Ishizuka at the Convent of Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, near Lyon, designed by Le Corbusier and Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis.

Chef Maeda creates exquisite dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients available on the day

On arriving at La Lumière Claire, Chef Yusuke Maeda was amazed at the wealth and quality of foodstuffs the Shinshu region has to offer, and was determined to pass on that sense of wonder to diners. Making sure to take advantage of the short time that Shinshu’s highland vegetables are in season, he creates Italian cuisine unique to this region.



After joining Hiramatsu, Yusuke Maeda gained experience at various group restaurants before becoming a sous-chef at The Hiramatsu Hotels & Resorts Sengokuhara. Since 2022 he has been Italian Chef at The Hiramatsu Karuizawa Miyota. Chef Maeda has made a speciality of pasta, and dedicates himself to perfecting dishes that bring out the best in outstanding local ingredients.

* Please note that the restaurants are open only to hotel guests.

Opening Hours

Breakfast: 7.30 to 9.30am
Lunch: 12.00 noon to 2.00pm (last orders)
Tea Lounge: 2.00 to 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.30 to 8.30pm (last orders)
Bar: 8.30 to 10.30pm (last orders 10.00pm)

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