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Peninsula Tokyo’s breast cancer awareness campaign; autumn flavors baked at Rihga Osaka; Hilton Tokyo Hawaii fair

Peninsula’s breast cancer campaign

Every October, The Peninsula Tokyo holds its annual campaign, Peninsula in Pink, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month, the hotel will have signature pink-themed promotions. For example, the hotel will donate ¥400 from the sale of each Peninsula in Pink restaurant or spa promotional item to the Japan Association of Breast Cancer Screening and Keep A Breast Japan. Peninsula staff members will wear original Peninsula pink ribbon pins and hand out pamphlets to guests about ways to detect early signs of breast cancer.

Also, true to the hotel architect’s original vision of a Japanese lantern when lit at night, the exterior of the hotel will become a shining pink landmark. Standing 100 meters and 24 stories tall, the hotel’s iconic exterior and crown will be illuminated in pink to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer.

The Peninsula Tokyo is connected to Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Hibiya lines, and the Toei Mita Line; or a 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station or Yurakucho Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 6270-2888 or visit www.peninsula.com/tokyo .

Taste the bounty of autumn in Osaka

The Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is holding a Festival of Autumn Harvest at its first-floor Gourmet Boutique Melissa through Nov. 30.

During this fair, the shop is offering 15 varieties of bread, cakes and other baked goods using seasonal autumn ingredients such as sweet potato, chestnut and pumpkin. Some of these sweets are also shaped like chestnuts or have jack-o’-lantern decorations for Halloween.

The patissier’s recommendation is the pumpkin pie. After steaming and roasting the specially selected pumpkins, the patissier spends time mixing the pumpkin with butter and egg yolk, then bakes it in a flaky pie crust. On sale only through Oct. 31, this pie is regularly available on weekends and holidays; on weekdays, it can be purchased with advanced reservations. The price is ¥350 for one slice and ¥2,100 for a whole pie.

The patissier’s marron marble bread is created from Italian chestnuts made into a paste with rum added and kneaded into the dough. A loaf of the soft, moist, flavorful bread costs ¥683.

Other baked goods are available from ¥210 to ¥1,575. All prices include tax.

The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is directly connected to Keihan Line Nakanoshima Station. There is also a daily shuttle bus service from Osaka Station. For more information or reservations, call (06) 6448-2412 or visit www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/index.html .

Hilton Tokyo’s Hawaii promotion

The Hilton Tokyo in the Shinjuku area of the capital will hold a special Hawaii promotion, Fly Me to Hawaii, for the third consecutive year at its Marble Lounge from Oct. 6 to 14.

In collaboration with Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and Hawaiian Airlines, the hotel will offer a fusion of culinary delights to provide exceptional Hawaiian cuisine.

During this event, restaurant patrons will have the opportunity to savor Hawaiian cuisine during lunch, brunch and dessert buffets at the Marble Lounge from the special recipes of Charles Charbonneau, executive chef of Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island.

As well as watching Hawaiian music and hula dance performances (during weekends and national holiday), guests also have the chance to win a free trip for two to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines with a four-night stay in a luxurious ocean-view room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on Oahu.

The Hilton Tokyo is a 2-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3344-5111 or visit www.hilton.co.jp/tokyo.