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Hot springs, family rooms

The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers continues to provide hotel guests with access to the Kobe Rokko Onsen Hamaizumi hot spring on its property.

Equipped with indoor and open-air baths, the hot spring is available from 6 a.m. to midnight for overnight guests free of charge. For non-overnight guests, it is available from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ¥2,800 for adults (¥1,200 for children aged 7 to 12 and ¥500 for children aged 3 to 6).

Additionally, on Feb. 6, the hotel unveiled 12 family rooms on the 8th floor. The rooms have welcome snacks, toys and exclusive room service, which includes baby food. These family rooms range from ¥36,000 to ¥55,000 (tax and service charge excluded).

The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is one minute from Island Center Station on the Rokko Liner. For more information and reservations, call 078-857-7010 or visit www.sheraton-kobe.co.jp .


Flowers, dinner say ‘I love you’

In collaboration with the Flower Valentine Promotion Committee, the Conrad Tokyo in Shiodome will again offer on Feb. 14 its “Dozen Roses” dinner at the modern French restaurant Collage on the 28th floor.

The Flower Valentine campaign aims to popularize in Japan the overseas tradition of men giving flowers to women. In Japan, it is women who usually give presents (typically chocolates) to men.

In honor of the campaign, the restaurant’s chef Shinya Maeda is offering a dinner comprised of several sophisticated and delicious dishes along with a bouquet of a dozen red roses for gentlemen to express their love in a stylish way.

The course will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ¥39,000 (tax and service charge included) for two people.

The Conrad Tokyo is hosting many other Valentine’s Day events throughout the hotel, including afternoon tea and unique spa offers.

The Conrad Tokyo hotel is in the Tokyo Shiodome Building, one minute from Shiodome Station (Yurikamome and Oedo lines) or seven minutes from Shimbashi Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-6388-8745 or visit www.ConradTokyo.co.jp.

Hawaiian flavors in Jingumae

The Hawaiian Kaka’ako Dining & Bar recently opened in the fashionable Jingumae area of Tokyo.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers five different lunch plates, including the chef’s special Kaka’ako loco moco plate that includes a “poni” (purple-tinted) egg and hamburger with mild white sauce. Lunch plates are priced between ¥950 and ¥1,250 and are available for eating in or take out.

The dinner menu includes gorgeous island dishes, as well as Hawaiian wine and cocktails, and is available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On the ground floor of the restaurant, the renowned Waikiki Kamehameha Bakery opened for the first time in Japan, offering the popular Glazed Poi “Malasada” (doughnut) priced ¥180. The Glazed Poi Malasada will attract people not only with its soft chewy texture, but also with its unique purple color originating from taro roots. The bakery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kaka’ako Dining & Bar is 11 minutes from JR Harajuku Station (various lines). For further information or reservations, call 03-5413-8890 or visit tatsumi-food.com .

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