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Rest House Kagamiike Donguri House

Kagamiike Donguri House
This cafe restaurant stands by the side of Kagami-ike Pond.

As its name suggests, Kagami-ike Pond, or "mirror pond," reflects the mountains of the Togakushi Mountain Range in its mirror-like surface. Its beauty infuses the area with something of a transcendental atmosphere; a landscape that is sure to entrance you.

At Donguri House, a cafe restaurant standing by Kagami-ike Pond, savor the famed soba noodles of Togakushi, and a galette filled with ingredients from Shinshu. The varied menu offers meals and desserts alike. Select something to match your mood on the day of your visit.

The interior of the shop features many natural and hand-made knick-knacks. In the gallery corner, the shop holds exhibitions of photographs, paintings, bird carvings, and more, as well as craft classes and concerts. Spend an elegant time here on the pleasant Togakushi Kogen.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 – 17:30 * Restaurant open until 17:00. (Last order: 16:30)
Closed:3rd Wednesday of every month (no closures during May, August, and October)
Closed during winter (December – mid-April)
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee (2nd floor multipurpose room / BBQ facilities)
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Togakushi 2039-10, Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture
Tel:026-254-3719
Website:http://www.kagamiike.jp
Shinshu salmon galette
Shinshu salmon galette
Terrace seats with a fine view
Terrace seats with a fine view
Message from the Facility
Store ManagerKeiichi Nagayama
Myths claim that the rock cave in which Amaterasu (a goddess appearing in Japanese mythology) was hiding flew to the spot where Mt. Togakushi stands, creating the mountain seen today. With its sharp, steep surface, this mountain has long been revered as sacred. In medieval times, this was a land of mountain veneration through which pilgrimage paths ran. The Togakushi-ryu ninja, of a ninjutsu school that still exists, are said to have trained in this land. Togakushi Jinja Shrine, which is located at the base of the mountain and composed of five shrines (Okusha Shrine, Chusha Shrine, Hokosha Shrine, Kuzuryusha Shrine, and Hinomikosha Shrine), is one of the greatest “power spots” in Japan. Come and let your thoughts run though the mythology and history found in the bountiful nature of the Togakushi area.

Store Manager
Keiichi Nagayama