Taking in the flavors of the season

| Oct 5, 2017

Taking in the flavors of the season

Restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, are offering autumn menus created with rich and colorful seasonal ingredients. The French restaurant La Baie's autumn menu includes dishes featuring shrimp, scorpion fish and Hokkaido venison. The lunch course starts at ¥6,900, while dinner starts at ¥14,000. Mediterranean tapas are ...

Regional Japan adds stargazing as new element to woo visitors

Oct 3, 2017

Regional Japan adds stargazing as new element to woo visitors

Local governments are trying to attract tourists by promoting clear starry skies. A popular hot springs area in Unzen, Nagasaki Prefecture, will start a unique stargazing event Saturday in which participants watch the skies while staying in a kotatsu, a wooden table with a blanket, ...

Luxurious setting offers fond memories

| Sep 29, 2017

Luxurious setting offers fond memories

Unzen Kanko Hotel, a resort hotel styled like a Swiss chalet located inside Unzen National Park in Nagasaki Prefecture, has been welcoming guests from Japan and abroad for more than eight decades. Unzen has long been a much-loved summer resort among foreign guests. During the ...

Tranquility and peace in seaside paradise

| Sep 29, 2017

Tranquility and peace in seaside paradise

Expanding on its hotels across the country, the Kato Pleasure Group is proud to present its line of small luxury resorts that includes the Fufu, Sekaie and Kaihourou properties in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. With many hotels throughout Japan, Tomoyasu Kato, president and CEO of The ...

The best Hokkaido has to offer

| Sep 28, 2017

The best Hokkaido has to offer

The Tokyo Dome Hotel is holding "Hokkaido Fair 2017," the second iteration of its food from the north at the international buffet restaurant Rilassa from Oct. 20 to Nov. 30, enticing guests with a variety of dishes made with choice ingredients from Hokkaido. Rilassa-don, one ...

Enjoy spooky suite tea service

| Sep 21, 2017

Enjoy spooky suite tea service

The Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is offering a Halloween plan "Adults' Halloween Suite," limited to one pair or group per day, from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31. The French-palace-themed suite is decorated in an eerie and creepy Halloween motif with bats hanging from tree branches ...

Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

Sep 15, 2017

Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

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Cut off by the Ou Mountains to the south and far removed from any center of power, Aomori Prefecture's remote Tsugaru Peninsula was largely left to its own devices until the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603). In the Battle of Sekigahara (1600), different factions of the Tsugaru ...

Iconic Tokyo hotel celebrates 102 years

| Sep 14, 2017

Iconic Tokyo hotel celebrates 102 years

In commemoration of its 102nd anniversary, The Tokyo Station Hotel that is located in the classic European-style, red-brick station building, the Premium Breakfast Buffet will be available at The Atrium, the guest lounge of the hotel from Oct. 3 to 6, and on Nov. ...