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Red Brick Resort 2013; Cheer on Tokyo for 2020

EVENTS

Red Brick Resort 2013

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse will hold the Red Brick Resort 2013 campaign in which the open space between the complex’s two brick buildings will turn into a summer-resort-themed square, from Aug. 1 to 25.

The venue will be set up with two areas: jungle resort and beach resort.

The jungle resort area will have a cottage surrounded by artificial ponds. Customers in the cottage can eat “nasi goreng” fried rice and drink “mojitos” while immersing their feet in the pool to the sound of flowing water.

The beach resort area, facing the port, will have white sand imported from Australia. Guests can chill out under a palm tree parasol or lie about in a hammock.

The two areas will be lit up after twilight. Firefly viewing will also be available from 8 to 10 p.m. from Aug. 2 to 5 at the wooden deck area of the jungle resort.

Admission is free. The Red Brick Resort 2013 is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day during the term.

For more information, see www.yokohama-akarenga.jp .

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cheer on Tokyo for 2020

Toptour Corp. has begun selling a tour package to go to Buenos Aires when the International Olympic Committee announces the host of the 2020 Olympic Games.

The tour starts Sept. 5, departing from Narita airport. Passengers will fly on Emirates to Buenos Aires via Dubai, then stay in the capital of Argentina for two nights, before flying back to Narita, arriving on Sept. 10. (Three nights are spent on an airplane.)

In Buenos Aires, participants will see off members of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee to the place of the IOC’s announcement on the morning of Sept. 7. Then the tour guests will watch the announcement at a public viewing place and attend a reception after the announcement.

The tour costs ¥229,000 to ¥239,000 a person, double occupancy. A supplement applies for single occupancy. Fuel surcharges and airport taxes are not included in the rate. The minimum number of tour guests is 20.

For more information, see toptour.jp/shop/3949/tokyo-ouen .

  • Shojun

    I don’t think Tokyo should be going for the 2020 Olympics Games. After the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant incident, all of Northern Japan is not safe to go to. Their soil are contaminated with too much cesium, which is radioactive, and the people who go there, the atheletes there will not be healthy when they come back due to radiation. I am personally against this bid for Tokyo. I wouldn’t have said this if Japan decided to host their event in Southern Japan such as Osaka or Kyoto or Kobe.