New Otani restaurant coupon

To encourage diners to sample its winter delicacies, the Hotel New Otani Tokyo is offering a special coupon for use at its restaurants, through Jan. 31.

The coupon, valued at ¥3,300, is offered at ¥3,000, and can be used at 14 restaurants and the hotel’s pastry shop, including Trader Vic’s, Garden Lounge and The Sky revolving restaurant, through Feb. 28 (except between Dec. 29 and Jan. 3).

Each restaurant has a special menu and other offers for coupon holders. The Top of the Tower buffet restaurant will offer a lunch set worth ¥7,665 per person, with a glass of champagne, for two coupons.

Customers can also use the coupons as gifts.

The coupons are being sold online at the hotel’s website and will be delivered about a week after payment is made.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho Station (Hanzomon, Namboku and Yurakucho lines) or Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Ginza and Marunouchi lines). For more information, call 03-3221-2766 or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo .

Lucky bags at Yokohama Bay Hotel

It’s time to start thinking about which stores to go to for New Year’s fukubukuro (lucky bags). The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu will offer 11 limited lucky bags on New Year’s Day.

Three kinds of bags will be available: one ¥500,000 bag (Diamond) and two kinds of ¥100,000 bag (Platinum and Gold.)

The Diamond bag’s contents are worth ¥1,240,000, with three accommodation vouchers for double occupancy, including the hotel’s biggest suites, and six restaurant vouchers worth ¥10,000 each.

The Platinum bag is worth ¥272,000 and contains three accommodation vouchers; the Gold is worth ¥323,000 and has accommodation vouchers as well as hotel spa vouchers.

The fukubukuro will be available at the hotel’s front desk from 10 a.m., through Jan. 5. The vouchers can be used from Jan. 6 to July 5.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is a 1-minute walk from Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai Line) or a 10-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (Keihin Tohoku, Negishi, Yokohama and Blue lines). For more information or reservations, call 045-682-2222 or visit ybht.co.jp .

Cerulean sake-tasting set

To celebrate New Year’s, the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Shibuya is preparing a special sake-tasting menu, through January.

At the hotel’s Bellovisto tower bar on the 40th floor, a sake-tasting set, comprising three kinds of sake, including a junmai daiginjo, koshu (aged sake) bottled in 1991 and another koshu or umeshu, will be available.

The hotel’s award-winning bartender, Shigeki Yoshida, will be on hand to select sake to complement customers’ New Year’s celebrations against the backdrop of splendid night views of Tokyo.

The tasting set will be available from Jan. 1 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. (L.O. midnight) and will cost ¥3,000 per person, including tax and a service charge.

The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Shibuya Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-3476-3398 or visit www.ceruleantower-hotel.com .

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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