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Taking care of mothers and fathers

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, in Yokohama’s Nishi Ward, has prepared gift sets for both Mother’s Day and the Father’s Day.

The Somerhouse Lounge, on the second floor, has begun accepting orders for dessert sets that include a bouquet for both days. Customers can choose from a tarte au citron or chocolates and a mini bouquet for the Mother’s Day gift from May 6 to May 10, and a black forest cake or chocolates and a bouquet from June 17 to June 21. Each set is ¥5,500.

Additionally, the hotel is offering an accommodation plan to thank parents. Under the name of “Especially for you; Thank you, Mother and Father,” the hotel is offering an executive twin or executive king room from May 6 to June 21 starting from ¥17,750 per person per night. The price includes a dinner course or a foot massage. A flower arrangement will be awaiting guests in the room.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is one minute from Minato-Mirai Station. For more information, call 045-682-2222 or visit ybht.co.jp/en.

Ginza Grand Hotel marks one year

The Ginza Grand Hotel, in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, will hold various events commemorating the first anniversary of the hotel, which opened last May, on four Saturdays from May 9 to May 30.

The events will take place in the hotel’s first-floor Northern Terrace Diner Tokyo restaurant.

On May 9, the hotel’s chef and a “vegetable sommelier” will collaborate to create a healthy vegetable course menu. Guests can learn about the ingredients and enjoy the menu for ¥10,000 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On May 16, a gospel group, Viva & Y’s Choir, will perform from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On May 23, the Ginza Grand Chakai (tea ceremony) will be held five times between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Additionally, a kaiseki traditional Japanese-style course will be offered for ¥10,000.

On May 30, a country music band, Country Travelers, will perform from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Ginza Grand Hotel is one minute from Tokyo Metro Shinbashi Station, Exit 3, and three minutes from JR Shinbashi Station. For more information, call 03-3572-4131 or visit www.ginzagrand.com/english.

A chance to try the best Japanese beef

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is offering diners a delicious opportunity to enjoy three of the most famous types of wagyu Japanese beef — Kobe, Matsuzaka and Omi — from April 16 to June 8. Japanese restaurant Unkai is serving the three types of beef in shabu-shabu (boiled thin slices) style.

Red wines, including premium vintages from California’s Kenzo Estate, will perfectly complement the beef. Customers can enjoy the savory meat while taking in the view of the beautiful Japanese garden outside Unkai.

The restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and closes at 8 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Four courses of shabu-shabu are priced from ¥15,000 to ¥25,000, and include an aperitif, appetizer, vegetables, kishimen (noodles) or rice, and dessert.

ANA InterContinental Tokyo is 1-minute walk from Exit 13 of Tameike-Sanno Station and 2-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi-Itchome Station. For more information, call 03-3505-1111 or visit www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp.


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