A relaxing hotel experience for women; fair celebrates food from Down Under

A relaxing hotel experience for women

The Asakusa View Hotel is offering a ladies’ accommodation plan through Dec. 30, in which guests can enjoy a luxurious stay with their relatives or friends.

The plan contains seven perks to ensure relaxation and enjoyment for guests. These include accommodation in a room boasting a spectacular view of Tokyo Skytree; a noon checkout (normally 11 a.m.); an offer for Mikimoto’s Moon Pearl skin care set; a luxurious bath with bath salts; a bathrobe offer; a tasty cake set at the Mimosa restaurant on the hotel’s first floor; and a 20 percent discount coupon for the hotel spa Kasarosa.

As for breakfast, the hotel’s popular restaurant Musashi serves a morning buffet with 40 delicious dishes, including grilled items roasted on a hot stone from Mt. Fuji.

The plan with breakfast included is priced from ¥7,500 to ¥27,000 per person (including tax and service charge).

The Asakusa View Hotel is directly connected to Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station and is 10 minutes from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Toei Asakusa and Tobu lines. For more information or reservations, call 03-3847-1111, or visit www.viewhotels.co.jp/asakusa.

Fair celebrates food from Down Under

Through Nov. 30, an Australian Food and Wine Fair is being held at seven Prince hotels in Tokyo and Yokohama, including the Prince Park Tower Tokyo and the Tokyo Prince Hotel.

At the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, three restaurants will participate in the fair with a variety of delicious Australian ingredients.

At ¥5,500 per person, restaurant Brise Verte is offering marinated Tasmanian salmon, grilled Black Angus beef and shoulder ham on its lunch course.

The Chinese restaurant Yomeiden offers a lunch menu featuring Peking duck and shark fin along with Australian food items for ¥3,600 for women and ¥4,000 for men.

At the Lobby Lounge on the first floor, the Australian plate features an Aussie beef fillet, sauteed Tasmanian salmon, bread and coffee for ¥3,800.

At the Tokyo Prince Hotel, buffet restaurant Porto is offering a variety of Australian dishes, ranging from roasted Aussie beef and lamb with Australian wine sauce to a mi cuit (half-cooked) Tasmanian salmon and an Australian veal schnitzel.

The buffet is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays for ¥5,000 for adults, ¥2,800 for children from four to 12 years old and ¥4,000 for those 65 and over. From 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sat., Sun. and holidays, it is available for ¥5,300 for adults, ¥2,900 for children from four to 12 years old and ¥4,100 for those 65 years old and over.

To complement the dishes, both hotels are serving some of the best Australian wines that have been selected by the chef sommelier .

For more information on the Tokyo Prince Hotel, call 03-3432-1111; for the Prince Park Tower Tokyo information, call 03-5400-1111. For information on the fair, visit www.princehotels.co.jp/parktower/australia_fair/.