Ritz-Carlton hotel opens in Kyoto

Feb 7, 2014

Ritz-Carlton hotel opens in Kyoto

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto opened Friday as the luxury hotel chain’s fourth branch in Japan, following those in Osaka, Tokyo and Okinawa. The hotel mainly targets wealthy travelers from abroad, charging between ¥65,000 and ¥1 million per room. The hotel has four floors above ground ...

| Nov 16, 2013

Think caviar but brace for caveat

by Eric Johnston

In one of the most memorable scenes of the late, and sorely missed, Juzo Itami’s classic 1985 film “Tampopo” (“Dandelion”), Japanese businessmen enter a French restaurant. Confused by the exotic items on the menu, the elderly members of the party stick to what they ...

Nov 12, 2013

Agency checks inns amid food fraud

The Consumer Affairs Agency has inspected two hotels in Osaka over food mislabeling at their restaurants, according to sources. The inspection at the Ritz-Carlton Osaka, operated by Hanshin Hotel Systems under the umbrella of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc., was conducted Monday, while that at ...