Creative, informative events for kids

The Tokyo Prince Hotel will host a children’s stay event on Aug. 16, offering exciting programs for children to experience on Aug. 16 and 17.

Three programs are available each day with creative programs being offered on Aug. 16, while on Aug. 17 children can choose from social or international exchange programs.

Guests can choose from three rooms: a standard twin for two (¥23,000), a deluxe twin or a double for two (¥23,800), or a deluxe twin for three for ¥22,000. Prices are per person and include service charge and tax. The plan also includes dinner and breakfast and allows a child to experience two of the programs (one per day).

The creative sessions on the first day include a baseball glove stitching class, a music session focusing on creating rhythms using the body and a baking class with the hotel patissier. The second-day programs offered are a tour of the Tokyo Monorail, a session to learn about embassies in Tokyo and a shopping trip to the Tsukiji fish market with a hotel chef. The programs have limited space and schedules are subject to change without notice.

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/hoteiku2015/

Sipping Champagne to beat the heat

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo in Tokyo’s Mejiro district is pleased to announce the opening of Champagne Garden 2015, which offers five varieties of free-flowing Champagne.

Customers can enjoy as much of the five kinds of Champagne — Moet & Chandon, Laurent-Perrier, Nicolas Feuillatte, Mumm and Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, a new offering made to be served with ice — for 90 minutes between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for ¥10,000 in the fifth-floor Serenity Garden, a rooftop plaza overlooking the gardens of the hotel, until Aug. 31.

An offer of four of the brands (excluding Moet & Chandon’s Ice Imperial) is ¥7,900. Customers must enter the garden before 6:30 p.m. and are limited to a maximum stay of two hours. Reservations are required and guests will be directed to a covered bar or lounge in the event of rain. During the same period, a variety of mango sweets are available at four of the hotel’s restaurants — Le Jardin, The Bistro, Il Teatro and Le Marquis.

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is a 10-minute walk or a four-minute taxi ride from Edogawabashi Station and a seven-minute taxi ride from Mejiro Station. For further information, or reservations, call 03-3943-1111, or visit www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com.


Summer treats filled with fruit flavor

Limited edition summer sweets are on offer at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu through Aug. 31.

At the pastry corner of Somer House, a lounge on the second floor, an assortment of four different kinds of gelee au fruit (fruit gelatin) is being offered for ¥1,200 (tax included), with pink grapefruit, orange, acerola and berry, and passion fruit and mango flavors available.

The treats are perfect as summer gifts or as colorful additions to afternoon teatime at home.

Additionally, the hotel’s French restaurant Queen Alice will serve a dessert made with tomato and watermelon as one of the choices for dessert on its prix-fixe dinner course at ¥9,000 (tax and service charge included) per person. The dessert provides diners with an exquisite balance of sweet and sour. Somer House is open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Queen Alice is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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


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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