Terrace dinner plan at Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel Tokyo, situated near Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, is now offering a special summer accommodation plan called At the Terrace, through Sept. 9.

This overnight plan is offered for two rooms per day. Customers who stay in a Deluxe Room or Grand Deluxe Room can have dinner on the terrace (weather permitting) of the hotel’s Grand Kitchen restaurant. A breakfast buffet is also included.

The wood motif of the terrace seating area offers a relaxing atmosphere. Besides enjoying the summer night breeze, customers receive a complimentary glass of beer or red or white wine, and a special dinner course. At breakfast, customers can also watch the dishes being prepared in the open kitchen within the restaurant.

The plan also includes free access to the hotel’s Evian Spa and fitness room.

The plan is available from ¥47,700 for single occupancy and from ¥57,400 for double occupancy, including tax and a service charge, but subject to the Tokyo accommodation tax.

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is an 8-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station or a 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3211-5218, or visit

Start the day right at New Otani Tokyo

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo has renewed the breakfast buffet at its Satsuki coffee shop, on the hotel’s lobby floor, with a Super Breakfast offering more than 100 kinds of dishes.

We’ve all heard the cliche that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it really is true. Eating a good breakfast gives you the energy to get through the day ahead.

With this in mind, executive chef Takahiro Ota prepares a range of nutritious but low-calorie dishes, drawing from Japanese, European and Chinese cuisines. These include handmade bread, miso soup, dim sum and smoked beef. With the number of choices available, customers can enjoy different flavors every morning through their stay or when they drop by for breakfast.

The breakfast is available at ¥3,812 per person, including tax and a service charge, from 6-10 a.m. Mon.-Sat., until 10:30 a.m. on Sun. and holidays.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-mitsuke stations. For more information or reservations, call (03) 5275-3177, or visit

Hotel Okura Tokyo Indian food fair

The Hotel Okura Tokyo is holding its popular annual Indian cuisine fair from Aug. 1 to 8 at its Camellia dining cafe.

In cooperation with the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, one of India’s high-class hotel groups, this is the fourth time the hotel will hold the fair. By inviting four of the top chefs from India, including Hemant Oberoi, the executive chef at the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and a tandoori expert, a variety of authentic Indian dishes will be offered.

Oberoi has traveled around the world with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his appointed chef. At the fair, customers can enjoy Oberoi’s renowned original dishes.

For lunch, customers can enjoy one of two special curries served with nan or rice, as well as a salad bar and coffee or chai tea, for ¥3,150 per person. For dinner, Oberoi’s dishes include appetizers, soup and a main dish, at a price of ¥5,250 per person.

An a la carte menu is available as well. Prices include tax and a service charge.

The Hotel Okura Tokyo is a 10-minute walk from Toranomon, Kamiyacho, Tameike-sanno and Roppongi-itchome Tokyo Metro subway stations. For more information, call (03) 3505-6110 or visit

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.
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