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Pilar Café & Restaurant

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Pilar Café & Restaurant Description

Located within the picturesque setting of Hakuba Village in Nagano Prefecture, Pilar Café & Restaurant offers a unique dining experience at the summit of Happo-One. This high-end Italian establishment provides not only exquisite cuisine but also breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Accessible by gondola and lift, the journey to this restaurant adds to the charm of the visit. The elegant and stylish ambiance complements the delicious food, making it a perfect spot for a romantic date or a special celebration.

The menu at Pilar Café & Restaurant features a blend of traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist, showcasing the chef's creativity and expertise. From handmade pasta to flavorful risottos, each dish is crafted with precision and attention to detail. The restaurant's commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensures that every bite is bursting with authentic flavors. Whether you're indulging in a leisurely lunch or savoring a multi-course dinner, Pilar Café & Restaurant promises a culinary journey that is both satisfying and memorable. With its prime location, delectable menu offerings, and inviting atmosphere, Pilar Café & Restaurant stands out as a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and nature lovers alike in the Hakuba area.

Pilar Café & Restaurant Overview


Hokujo Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano 399-9301


+81 (0) 261-72-8438


30 minute taxi ride from Hakuba Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Mon: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Thur: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM-3:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Stylish Interior

Pilar Café & Restaurant Reviews

Pilar Café & Restaurant Google Average Rating



Mulled wine is nice. Favorite lodge on the mountain, has a much more "cozy cabin" vibe, rather than a busy cafeteria one like many others. Staff seem relaxed and friendly. Good food options, quiet, great window view.

Comfortable place on a cold and windy summit! Loved getting toasty and then skiing all the way back down.

Special thank you to the friendly staff who notified us of a rare out-of-circulation bill we had, and told us to save it as a memento! Really pleasant stop and highly recommend visiting and taking your time.


Very cute Cafe almost at the top of the mountain.
You have to take a couple of lifts to get here.

The view is gorgeous and definitely worth it.

The food choice of food is limited but good enough for a quick bite.


Delicious lunch. Good service and on a good day a fantastic view.


Pilar is a cafe and an authentic Italian restaurant located at an elevation of 1,680m adjacent to one of quad lift stations of HAPPO-ONE ski resorts. This time I had a course lunch starting with minestrone soup loaded with fresh veggies, followed by poare of tilefish/mussels and desserts. All the foods were exquisite and you cannot believe you are at the top of a mountain. The sauce of the main is very sophisticated. If you are visiting HAPPO-ONE for skiing trip, don't miss an opportunity of visiting this restaurant.

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