Christmas menu at Tokyo Station

As part of its holiday celebrations, Tokyo Station Hotel is serving a Christmas menu at its Lobby Lounge restaurant through Dec. 25.

Two kinds of small hors d’oeuvres are available: rolled smoked salmon and chicken stew with seasonal vegetables. The menu also includes the hotel’s French toast (a half portion) and two drinks of your choice.

Therefore, customers can start with a glass of champagne, and finish their meal with the restaurant’s popular French toast and a cup of coffee.

The menu is served from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at ¥3,300 per person, including tax. It is available for parties of two or more people and advanced reservations are accepted.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Dec. 21 and 25, the restaurant will offer a special dessert set at ¥2,300, including tax and coffee or tea.

The Tokyo Station Hotel is adjacent to Tokyo Station (various lines). For more information and reservations (only for the hors d’oeuvre set), call 03-5220-1260 or visit www.thetokyostationhotel.jp .

Xmas party hampers

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand is offering original Christmas hampers at the hotel’s La Vela Italian restaurant, and is accepting preorders through Dec. 10.

Under this year’s theme of “Joyful Christmas,” the hamper is filled with goods suitable for a home party.

The basket contains 13 selected items, including the hotel’s special roast chicken, caviar, raw ibérico ham, cheese and stollen cake — enough for a party of four to five people.

The hotel is preparing only 50 hampers at ¥18,000, including tax. Customers can pick up their hampers between Dec. 10 and 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Preorders should be made at least five days before the preferred pickup date.

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand is a 2-minute walk from Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai Line) or a 10-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (Blue, Keihin-Tohoku, Negishi and Yokohama lines). For more information or preorders, call 045-223-2368 or visit www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama .

Sweet stay in Osaka

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka has put together a seasonal accommodation plan featuring Swiss chocolate that is available through Dec. 21.

Guests can enjoy the luxury of relaxing in their room with the hotel’s special Swiss chocolate fondue. In addition, the plan includes a voucher worth ¥10,000 that can be used at seven restaurants in the hotel, breakfast in the Executive Lounge on the 33rd floor, free access to a part of the hotel’s fitness facility and free wi-fi.

The plan is available from ¥24,650 for a Swiss advantage room and from ¥34,550 for a suite room. The prices are for single occupancy, and include tax and a service charge.

Reservations must be made at least one week before the stay.

And in the hotel’s lobby, a 3-meter-high Christmas tree decorated with hotel-made chocolates and cookies will offer guests a sweet welcome.

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is directly above Namba Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 06-6646-1119 or visit www.swissotel-osaka.co.jp .

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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