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Lunch, stay at Asakusa View Hotel

To celebrate the summer months, the Asakusa View Hotel is offering an accommodation plan along with two lunch plans.

The accommodation plan, priced from ¥5,800 per person, including tax and service charge, is available through August 31. It comes with a buffet-style continental breakfast at the all-day buffet restaurant Musashi on the 26th floor, as well as a half-price ticket for the hotel’s indoor pool.

The first lunch plan is offered at the Karakurenai Chinese restaurant and features all-you-can-eat dim sum every Friday. Under the plan, guests can enjoy as much dim sum as they want, and can also order other dishes such as Peking duck, sweet and sour pork, and yakisoba (fried noodles).

The second plan is presented by French restaurant Makie, where guests can take advantage of a huge buffet featuring lobster every Tuesday. There are about 50 different dishes offered, including the favorite lobster and foie gras. The buffet is ¥3,500 and the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (last seating is 1:30 p.m.) The plan is limited to 50 guests a day.

The Asakusa View Hotel is directly connected to Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station and 10 minutes from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Toei Asakusa and Tobu lines. For more information and reservations, call 03-3842-4890, or visit www.viewhotels.co.jp/asakusa.

Evening beer at Tokyo Prince Hotel

The Tokyo Prince Hotel’s open-air Beer Restaurant Garden Islands — tucked away in the lush Shiba Park, is open through Sept. 25.

When a cool and refreshing breeze passes by, guests almost forget that the beer restaurant, which seats 600, is located in the heart of Tokyo; right next to Tokyo Tower.

The beer garden offers four different barbecue menus with a two-hour unlimited drink plan that includes draft beer, whiskey, wine, nihonshu and other drinks.

The four barbecue menus start from ¥5,500 per person, and include: teppanyaki (iron plate grill) and all-you-can eat crab; a ladies’ plan of seafood and vegetable barbecue; amiyaki (mesh grill); and wagu (Japanese beef) sirloin and seafood barbecue.

A la carte Western, Japanese and Korean side dishes are also available from ¥600.

The beer garden is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last order is at 9 p.m.) and is open from 5 p.m. in July and August.

The Tokyo Prince Hotel is one minute from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line or seven minutes from Daimon Station on The Toei Oedo Line. For more information and reservations, call 03-5400-1170, or visit www.princehotels.co.jp/tokyo/plan/beer_garden.


Fauchon at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is offering a luxurious collaboration event with Fauchon: Fauchon Afternoon Tea and Fauchon After Five at The Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor through June 30.

Japan’s development chef for Fauchon Anthony Stettler and The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s executive pastry chef Naoya Okamura have together created an original afternoon tea set, in a marriage of French and Asian flavors.

It includes original dishes such as Stettler’s salmon and foie gras eclair, served for the first time in Japan, and Okamura’s new coconut milk-flavored mango pudding. Guests can choose their favorite tea out of 20 choices, including Fauchon’s apple tea, and enjoy their drink while enjoying a piano performance.

Fauchon After Five starts from 6 p.m. on weekdays and allows guests to experience a great night view of Tokyo. Visitors can try a variety of finger foods, including the original eclair, and free-flow drinks with more than 10 different kinds of sparkling, red and white wine, as well as a variety of cocktails.

Fauchon Afternoon Tea is priced at ¥4,300 and is available from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Fauchon After Five is available only on weekdays for ¥5,000 and is limited to two hours between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is two minutes from the Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-6739-7888 or visit www.shangri-la.com/jp/tokyo/shangrila.


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