Luxurious French cuisine in the heart of Osaka

| Nov 16, 2017

Luxurious French cuisine in the heart of Osaka

Maison Tateru Yoshino, a French restaurant at the ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka that earned a star in the Michelin Guide Kyoto-Osaka 2018, is offering several courses commemorating the honor through Jan. 31 (excluding Dec. 22 to 25). Tateru Yoshino, the chef and creator of the ...

Luxury accomodations on the sea

| Nov 9, 2017

Luxury accomodations on the sea

On Nov. 3, Atami Sekaie in Shizuoka Prefecture opened a new annex named Atami Sekaie Tsuki-no-michi featuring 13 rooms, including a luxurious penthouse and a Japanese grill restaurant 1 Shio (Hitoshio). The hotspring ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) complex, created in collaboration with globally renowned consultant ...

Experience the coziness of Denmark

| Nov 2, 2017

Experience the coziness of Denmark

The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is holding the "Nordic Bliss" Denmark Fair through Nov. 30. Supported by the Danish embassy, guests can experience "hygge" with Danish food and culture, while commemorating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. Hygge, loosely defined as cozy or ...

Everything needed for the holidays

| Oct 26, 2017

Everything needed for the holidays

From Nov. 1 throughout the holiday season, the Mandarin Oriental Gourmet Shop at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, is offering 10 Christmas sweets, including three kinds of Buche de Noel, two kinds of Christmas shortcakes and several other seasonal treats. From Dec. 1, the hotel ...

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Oct 20, 2017

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

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Traveling into the Shiobara Valley by bus, visitors are assailed by the rich, intensely cultivated fields of Nasunogahara. The reformations that characterized Japan's Meiji Era (1868 -1912) were not confined to political or social change, the volcanic wasteland of Nasunogahara undergoing a transformation of ...

Buffet offers the flavors of Niigata

| Oct 19, 2017

Buffet offers the flavors of Niigata

The InterContinental Tokyo Bay's Chef's Live Kitchen is offering its 10th Niigata Promotion through Nov. 30. Lunch, dinner and dessert buffets will feature approximately 25 traditional items made using ingredients from Niigata Prefecture. Executive chef Isamu Tsukuda and gourmet journalist Toryu has created the menus ...

City sights and brunch delights

| Oct 12, 2017

City sights and brunch delights

The Lounge South Court on the 20th floor of the Hotel Century Southern Tower in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, offers "South Court Brunch" on weekends and holidays. The featured dish of the brunch is a rice flour waffle sandwich with a fried egg, bacon and fresh ...