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Dining with the dinosaurs

A T. rex, Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and other dinosaurs welcome children visiting the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo this summer in a diorama of the dinosaur world set up in the hotel lobby. More than 30 finely detailed miniature dinosaurs, made by German figure maker Schleich, come together in the diorama for the “Dinosaur Festa,” which runs through Sept. 30.

During the event, Dining Ferio on the first floor offers children a dinosaur-themed plate for ¥1,600, featuring dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets and beef on the bone. For adults, there is a dish of curry and rice topped with a scotch egg and a sausage on a bone for adults for ¥2,400. Both plates come with a small dinosaur figure.

The hotel is also offering a “Dinosaur Stay” plan, which is a stay in a 49 square-meter junior suite for ¥10,000 per person, and in a deluxe floor twin for ¥11,000 to ¥14,500 per person on weekdays. Guests will also receive a dinosaur figurine with the plan. An additional charge of ¥3,000 is required for Friday stays, ¥5,000 on days before holidays and ¥8,000 to stay between Sept. 19 and 22.

The Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is seven minutes from Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or 10 minutes on the hotel’s shuttle bus from Takadanobaba Station. For more information or reservations, call 03-5285-1121, or visit www.rihga.com/tokyo .


A relaxing evening by the pool

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo will host guests at its “Pool by Night, The ‘O’ Lounge” event this summer, with a Hawaiian-like resort evening by the illuminated pool and light meals served poolside complete with background music and live DJ appearances.

The pool is open from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. from July 24 to Sept. 13, except Sundays, at a charge of ¥2,000 for hotel guests (free of charge for New Otani Club members and for guests staying in Executive House Zen rooms).

For guests not staying in the hotel, the fee is ¥5,500 (¥4,500 for New Otani Club members). Every Monday and Tuesday, female visitors are invited to enjoy an evening at the pool for ¥4,500.

At the upper deck terrace near the pool, The Outrigger restaurant is open until 9 p.m. and offers light meals and drinks such as loco moco and hamburgers. Food is available from ¥800, and drinks from ¥700.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is three minutes from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more details, call 03-3265-1111, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo .


Summer breezes, world cuisines

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is holding a “Summer Breeze Terrace at Marunouchi 2015” promotion at its all-day dining Grand Kitchen terrace restaurant through Sept. 30.

Portuguese and Spanish dishes made with fresh summer vegetables and seafood are being offered in July, while in August and September, the menu will change to Tex-Mex and include such favorites as tapas, tortillas, salsa and chili.

Reservations are available for parties of four or more and the meal is offered for ¥7,000 per person with a 90-minute all-you-can-drink plan. There are two-hour seatings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

All-you-can-drink items include beer, sparkling wine, red and white wine, highballs, mojitos and soft drinks. Sangria is featured in July and margaritas star in August and September.

For an additional ¥5,000, guests can enjoy free-flowing Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne.

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is eight minutes from JR Tokyo Station or two minutes from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Station. For more information or reservations, call 03-3211-5364, or visit www.palacehoteltokyo.com .

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