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Cherry blossoms in The Peninsula’s lobby; Spring Cantonese specialties at Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Cherry blossoms at The Peninsula

As spring approaches, The Peninsula Tokyo is preparing special interior arrangements with installations of the nation’s most iconic seasonal items in the hotel’s lobby from March 11 to 15.

Guests can enjoy cherry blossom season with seven magnificent sakura arrangements, each standing more than 2.5 meters tall, 64 cherry blossom table arrangements and 10 custom-made Japanese lanterns adorning the base of the hotel’s signature lobby art piece by Keisen Hama.

The festive atmosphere allows guests to enjoy a cherry blossom viewing party in luxury.

Special sakura fairs will be held at the hotel’s restaurants and spa. At The Lobby, a special cherry blossom afternoon tea set served with Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne will be available from March 11 to 14.

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 (JR, Tokyo Metro). For more information or reservations, call (03) 6270-2888.

Spring Cantonese delights in Hakata

The warming weather creates excitement as spring approaches. In keeping with the seasonal spirit, the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka in Canal City Hakata is holding a spring promotion, offering a special taste of its Cantonese restaurant, China, through May 31.

Authentic Cantonese cuisine using seasonal ingredients is served for lunch and dinner. The lunch called Haru (Spring) offers fried rice or stir-fried noodles, both featuring sakura shrimp, with seasonal appetizers and hotel-made dim sum.

The dinner course called Yokihi (Yang Guifei) offers dishes using the Kyushu area’s local products, such as several kinds of fruit, pork and seafood.

These colorful dishes not only let customers enjoy the seasonal flavors, but are also a delightful sight for the eyes.

Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at ¥2,100 per person from Monday to Friday, except holidays. Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at ¥10,000 per person. Prices include tax and a service charge.

The Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is connected to the Canal City Hakata complex, a 10-minute walk from JR Hakata Station and a 15-minute walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Tenjin Station. For more information, call (092) 282-2803.