Hotel offers home away from home

The Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo welcomes reservation for its renewed prime classic rooms, offering them at special rates through Dec 25.

Based on the concept of creating a second home-like atmosphere, the rooms are furnished in a very traditional way.

The accommodation package includes a stay in an elegant room, a coupon for the spa and breakfast. With this package, guests have free access to facilities such as the hotel’s pools, natural hot springs, which use water from the Izu hot springs, spa lounge and gym.

Guests can choose to have breakfast at the Italian restaurant Il Teatro, the Japanese restaurant Miyuki, or room service.

Rates per night start from ¥45,000 for two guests, including taxes and service charge, with different pricing on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is 10 minutes on foot or four minutes by taxi from Edogawabashi Station and seven minutes by taxi from Mejiro Station. For further information, or reservations, call 03-3943-0996, or visit www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.jp.

Guest chefs spread U.S. food culture

Through November, the Tokyo Marriott Hotel is offering an autumn promotion “Journey to the American Harvest” at its Lounge & Dining G restaurant and the GGCo. Pastry & Bakery.

With the aim of introducing U.S. food culture and a wide variety of ingredients, the hotel will invite two chefs from internationally renowned restaurants in New York.

The chefs are John Stevenson, executive chef of Tavern on the Green and Joey Campanalo, owner and chef of The Little Owl.

Stevenson is presiding over the kitchen of Dining G until Oct. 4, preparing both lunch and dinner courses, with lunch available from ¥3,300 per person, and dinner from ¥7,500 per person.

Although the chef will be there only for four days, his menu will be offered until Dec. 21 at the restaurant.

Campanalo will showcase his culinary talents from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, with a variety of delicious dishes, including his signature burger.

His menu will also be available until Dec. 21.

The Tokyo Marriott Hotel is 10 minutes from the Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station. For more information, or reservations, call 03-5488-3929, or visit www.tokyo-marriott.com/restaurants.

Enjoying world chocolate

Reservations are being taken for the evening “Sweet Journey” dessert buffet at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, to be offered from Jan.7 to 29.

A variety of cakes and desserts made with chocolate from around the world, including Belgium and France, are offered on the dessert buffet.

The menu includes a selection of 12 cakes and five other desserts. Light meals, free alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are also offered.

As entertainment, chefs will be making chocolate fondant while guests look on. Guests can taste a combination of bitter chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream.

The buffet will be offered exclusively on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is ¥4,200 for adults, ¥2,800 for elementary school children, ¥1,500 for others and free for those under the age of four.

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 or 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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