We are situated at the entrance of Hikone Castle Town, just one-minute walk from the west exit of JR Hikone Station. Ginsui is a kappo-style restaurant, where people can watch a chef preparing dishes on the counter. See for yourself how our dexterous chef slices sashimi, and add beautifully cut raw vegetables as he garnishes the food on a plate. At Ginsui, sushi is not just rice and raw fish. Toppings of sushi are prepared by various culinary techniques: steaming, broiling, simmering, and seasoning with vinegar. If you would like to secure a counter seat, please book by telephone.


We also have about 150 a la carte dishes: Ohmi beef and Funazushi (fermented crucian carp) which are famous specialty of Shiga, and blowfish (winter only), and wide selection of local sake from Shiga.


  • Counter: 20
  • Tatami banquet room: 30
  • Leg-well floor seats: 4-40 (4 rooms)
  • Annex: 40


9-5 Asahimachi, Hikone, Shiga, 522-0073, Japan
Phone: +81-(0)749-22-0919

Open: 11:30 to 14:30 (Reservation required)  / 16:30 to 23:00
Closed: Sundays (We are open on Sundays if both Sunday and Monday happen to be consecutive public holidays).