Hotel Kokusai 21



If you enjoy beef, then teppanyaki restaurant Sakura is a must-visit. Shinshu beef, beef made of cows fed with Nagano apples, is a Nagano delicacy that you have to try when in the prefecture.

Sakura is located on the 16th floor. The chef will be on the other side of the teppanyaki table, making the food you’ve ordered right in front of your eyes. You can feast your eyes on the view from the 16th floor, and on the performance of the chef preparing the food for you.

Capacity | 13 seats
Lunch Time | 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner Time | 17:30 – 20:30


Tsukasa’s specialty is kaiseki-style food, which is traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine. With kaiseki, the chef demonstrates his skill in making the food as tasteful and pleasing to the eye as possible. The food served is made with locally sourced ingredients and brought to your own room. Here you can relax and unwind in total privacy while feasting on delicious courses.

Capacity | 9 rooms
Lunch Time | 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner Time | 17:30 – 20:30


In the south wing of Kokusai 21 you’ll find DonoDono, an Italian restaurant. Enjoy real Neapolitan pizzas, seafood ceviche, gratins, pastas, and more. The restaurant is bright and spacious, with a view on the courtyard.

If you’re in Nagano on a warm day/night and want to enjoy dinner on a terrace, DonoDono has you covered. You can take a seat outside on the courtyard, enjoying Italian wines and seasonal Italian staple foods.

Capacity | 88 seats
Lunch Time | 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner Time | 17:30 – 21:00


If you want to eat authentic, good Chinese food Karin the place to go. Besides the seating of the main restaurant there are several private dining rooms for those wanting a little bit more exclusivity.

Lunch consists of various staple Chinese dishes and dinner has a-la-carte and courses. Options are steamed garlic prawns, Peking duck, stir-fried rice with crab, and more!

Capacity | 32 seats, 4 rooms
Lunch Time | 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner Time | 17:30 – 21:00

Café LoungeBayberry

Overlooking the courtyard of Hotel Kokusai 21 is a lounge cafe called Bayberry. The cafe is has large windows from where light spills into the cafe. The interior of the cafe is made to be light as well, with white and beige furniture and walls to make for a comforting space.

Enjoy a relaxing coffee time while lounging in the sunlight and eating a delicious cake made by Kokusai’s pastry chefs. Another popular option is the homemade curry rice.

Weekday | 10:00 – 20:00
Weekends, holidays | 9:00 – 20:00

Night BarBoulanger Bar

On the 16th floor of Hotel Kokusai 21 is Boulanger. The bar of Boulanger has one of the best views over the city of Nagano and the Zenko-ji Plains. If you’re looking for a latenight drink or snack, Boulanger has you covered. Boulanger has a range of local beers, wines, and other drinks for those wanting to try more of the Nagano food culture. Here you can take place at some comfortable seats and just relax while overlooking the city.

Capacity | 10 seats
Lounge Time | 20:30 – 22:00