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Peninsula Pokemon promotion; monsoon season in Omotesando; disco: still grooving

Peninsula Pokemon promotion

The Peninsula Tokyo will launch a unique accommodation plan called “Pokemon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten,” in collaboration with the Pokemon Company, from Oct. 1.

Guests aged five and up may don a Pikachu hat and, equipped with a Poke Ball, set forth on an imaginative hotel-wide quest to seek out various Pokemon characters.

This interactive plan is designed exclusively for the hotel by the Pokemon Company and customers can enjoy playing a deputy investigator while following the trail to seek out the missing characters at the time of check-in.

Upon completion of the experience, players will be rewarded with an original Pikachu doll, which is not available for purchase.

Offered room types are the Deluxe Room (¥100,000) and Deluxe Suite (¥200,000). Each room type will be available for triple occupancy. Prices are subject to a service charge, tax and per-person Tokyo accommodation tax.

The Peninsula Tokyo is connected to Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Hibiya lines and the Toei Mita Line, and is three minutes from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station or Yurakucho Station (JR, Tokyo Metro). For more information and reservations, call 03-6270-2288 or visit tokyo.peninsula.com .

Monsoon season in Omotesando

This summer, one of the most popular ethnic cuisine restaurants in Japan, Monsoon Cafe, opened a new branch in Omotesando.

Monsoon Cafe restaurants offer various cuisines from Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. Some of its popular menu are Asian favorites, including shrimp toast, fresh spring rolls, pad Thai and many other original menu items.

For one of the latest menu items, gapao, which is usually made with spicy minced chicken on rice topped with a fried egg, the restaurant will offer theirs with premium U.S. beef. And for its bagna cauda, many fresh seasonal vegetables directly delivered from a contracted farm in Ishikawa Prefecture are used.

A wide variety of cocktails are available, with many liqueurs made on the premises. Their original cassis-orange cocktail and refreshing minty mojito are among the most popular ones.

In keeping with its comprehensive theme of an Asian resort, the new restaurant offers an atmosphere where people can feel as if they are relaxing in a contemporary living room. There restaurant has 72 seats, with 46 in the dining room and 26 on the terrace.

Monsoon Cafe Omotesando is three minutes from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station, B2 Exit. For more information, call 03-5468-5981 or visit www.monsoon-cafe.jp/omotesando .

Disco: still grooving

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s popular disco event Club Chic will return this sultry summer on Aug. 29 for the 21st time, offering an evening filled with music and dancing to the greatest ’70s hits and classics.

People can enjoy music spun by renowned DJs Ai Emori and K-CO, along with a dance lesson by Michael Tsuruoka. The hotel’s 1,000-sq.-meter rectangular Grand Ballroom will be converted into a glitzy disco venue with disco balls and colorful lights illuminating over 1500 guests hustling and bumping the night away.

The event will start from 8 p.m., with last admission at 11:30 p.m. People will be required to dress semi-formal style.

Tickets will be available for ¥15,000 per person with unlimited beverages while VIP tickets will be on sale for ¥25,000 per person and come with VIP seating and unlimited premium beverages, including Henri Giraud Champagne.

With the purchase of Club Chic tickets, accommodation in the hotel’s Grand Room after the event will be offered at a special price of ¥26,000.

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is three minutes from Roppongi Station (Hibiya and Oedo lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-4333-8838 or visit www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com .