Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

Jul 28, 2017

Speed and tradition at the Zamami Yacht Race

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Every year, toward the beginning of July, the waters of Zamami Island — so blue as to seem synthetic — are disturbed by a fleet of yachts. Almost 60 in number, the yachts cut elegant figures across the ocean, their hulls heeling and sails ...

Iconic restaurant offers halal menu

| Jul 27, 2017

Iconic restaurant offers halal menu

Japanese restaurant Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu is pleased to introduce a new Muslim-friendly menu. Gonpachi, which has attracted many celebrities in the past, is especially known for hosting a meeting between former U.S. President George Bush and then Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in 2002. It was ...

Renovated hotel offers mountaintop yoga

| Jul 20, 2017

Renovated hotel offers mountaintop yoga

The Karuizawa Prince Hotel East in Nagano Prefecture reopened on July 12 after the renovation of all 70 rooms, the lobby and its two restaurants. The hotel is part of The Prince Grand Resort Karuizawa that is familiar to a wide range of customers as ...

Sweet sensations cool summertime swelter

| Jul 13, 2017

Sweet sensations cool summertime swelter

Through Aug. 31 Grand Hyatt Tokyo is pleased to be offering delicious summertime sweets. Guests can enjoy a peaceful and refreshing time at four of the hotel's dining and drinking spaces. The Keyakizaka restaurant offers Ishigakijima Island mango, frozen with nitrogen, at minus 196 degrees ...

Herbs relax and soothe on humid nights

| Jul 6, 2017

Herbs relax and soothe on humid nights

Prince Park Tower Tokyo is offering an accommodation plan from July 14 to Sept. 30 especially for those who have a hard time sleeping during the hot and humid summer nights. In collaboration with herbal specialty shop enherb owned by Tokyo-based Connecto. Co., the plan ...

Hearty home cooking at a reasonable price

| Jun 29, 2017

Hearty home cooking at a reasonable price

To celebrate next year's 60th anniversary, the Ootoya chain has renewed its first restaurant in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district. Ootoya Shokudo diner was opened in 1958, the same year the construction of Tokyo Tower was completed. The restaurant aimed to provide home-style cooking just like mom ...