On June 1, the Royal Park Hotel in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo marked its 22nd anniversary. Among the many celebratory offerings is a special kaiseki course at its Japanese restaurant, Genjikoh, through June 30.
The special course features seasonal, early summer ingredients, such as Japanese trout, hamo (pike eel), water shield and kamo-nasu (an eggplant produced in Kyoto). The dishes include sushi, pike eel noodles and steamed duck with grilled eggplant.
The course costs ¥15,750 and is available for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The price includes tax but not the 10 percent service charge.
The Royal Park Hotel is adjacent to Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. For more information and reservations, call (03) 3667-1111.
Velours throws birthday dance party
Velours, a bar lounge and restaurant in the Minami-Aoyama area of Tokyo, marks its sixth anniversary with a club event titled Naked Lust from June 16 to 18.
At the anniversary party, various popular dancers and DJs will perform. On June 16 and 17, the event runs from 9 p.m. until late; on the 18th, it runs from 10 p.m. until late.
Tickets are available from ¥2,000 with a flier and from ¥2,500 at the door.
Velours began as a French restaurant in May 2005. The menu includes a variety of dishes such as fried chicken with lemon tartar, scallop flambe with saffron mayonnaise, anchovy and zucchini pizza, lobster and tomato cream sauce spaghetti and banana crepe with chocolate sauce. Dishes are available from ¥600.
Also, the lounge can be rented for a private party from ¥5,000 per head.
Velours is a 10-minute walk from Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda, Ginza and Hanzomon lines. For more information, call (03) 5778-4777, or visit www.velours.jp.
Hakone resort hotel and golf package
The Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa is offering a special accommodation plan called Stay & Play for guests to enjoy the abundant natural surroundings in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.
In cooperation with Callaway Golf, an American sporting goods company based in Carlsbad, California, the hotel is providing the experience of resort golfing in a one-night package.
The plan includes one round of golf with a full set of Callaway’s latest golf clubs on the Sengoku Golf Course (20 minutes from the hotel by car) or Grand Fields Country Club (40 minutes from the hotel by car).
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel’s dining room is included in the package. The plan is available from ¥93,800 for two in a twin guest room.
Also, as a special souvenir, all guests on the plan will receive an original Callaway golf ball.
The Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa is a 5-minute walk from Gora Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway Line. Gora Station is 35 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station, which is 85 minutes from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo on the Odakyu Romance Car Limited Express. For more information or reservations, call (0460) 82-2000.