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Cooking lessons for kids in Osaka

The Ramada Osaka has started offering cooking classes for children ages 12 and under at the hotel’s Neuf Neuf cafe, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the class, children wear chef’s uniforms and are taught by the cafe’s cook how to make pizza.

After the lesson, each child and a parent can enjoy the pizza as well as the hotel’s lunch buffet, which features about 50 kinds of dishes and 10 varieties of soft drinks.

Through this class, the hotel hopes children will not only enjoy cooking but also learn the spirit of hospitality.

The class is available at ¥3,000 total, for up to two children, and includes the buffet lunch for the children and one adult. Reservations are required at least a week in advance of the preferred date. The maximum class size is four children.

The price includes tax and a service charge.

The Ramada Osaka is directly connected to Nakatsu Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. For more information or reservations, call (06) 6372-8181.

Winter party plans at Grand Hyatt

To celebrate the start of a new year, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is offering special party plans that come with an all-you-can-drink service at The French Kitchen, Chinaroom and The Oak Door.

For example, at the French Kitchen, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, the special Bistro & Vin dinner course and the special hot pot Winter Casserole dishes are available for groups.

Bistro & Vin offers a set dinner course with all-you-can-drink Bordeaux or Burgundy wines for 90 minutes. The course includes appetizers, soup, a main dish of meat and fish, dessert and coffee or tea. The plan is available 6-8 p.m. at ¥6,500 per person, through Mar. 31.

The Winter Casserole plan offers a hot pot with all-you-can-drink white or red French wine for 90 minutes. Guests can pick one of five kinds of special hot pots. The plan is available 6-8 p.m. at ¥6,800 per person, through Feb.?29.

The prices include tax and are subject to a service charge.

The Grand Hyatt Hotel is a 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines. For more information, visit www.restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com.