Valentine's Day pampering

| Feb 9, 2017

Valentine's Day pampering

The AO Spa & Club on the 37th floor of the chic Andaz Tokyo hotel, an urban retreat nestled in the heart of the city providing personalized care, in Toranomon Hills will pamper couples for Valentine's Day with a lavish package for two until ...

Disco dancing the night away

| Feb 2, 2017

Disco dancing the night away

Live Disco Night 2017 will take place on March 2 at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Shibuya, featuring two bands, Ginza Kento's Bless of G.K. and The Mint Factory. Starting at 7 p.m., live performances of disco classics, R&B, and soul music of the ...

Good fortune in the Tokyo suburbs

| Jan 28, 2017

Good fortune in the Tokyo suburbs

by

The Tokyu Setagaya Line, a sweet little tramline, makes stops between Sangenjaya and Shimotakaido stations. A mere 5.1 kilometers long and one of only two trams left in Tokyo (the other being the Toden Arakawa Line), the Setagaya Line boasts a sleek fleet in ...

Craft beer for winter cheer

| Jan 26, 2017

Craft beer for winter cheer

In good news for beer-lovers, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo is offering two free-flowing beverage courses through Feb. 28 at the Caffe. The first is the Yona Yona Beer Plan (¥6,000), featuring the amber-colored Yona Yona Ale, an early pioneer of Japan's craft beer that ...

Accommodation plan fit for a queen

| Jan 19, 2017

Accommodation plan fit for a queen

For women feeling like they want to be treated like a queen, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is offering a Marie Antoinette-inspired accommodation plan through Feb. 26. The Marie Antoinette Luxury Nail Stay Plan, priced at ¥1 million (for two people), includes a night's stay in ...

Quality time for mothers, daughters

| Jan 12, 2017

Quality time for mothers, daughters

In order to make the happy occasion of starting spring more special as a university graduate, freshman or new worker, Tokyo Station Hotel is offering a mother-daughter "Spring Celebration" accommodation plan until April 28. This unique offer provides a private occasion for daughters to talk ...

The 'washi' paper trail: from the tree to its many purposes

Jan 7, 2017

The 'washi' paper trail: from the tree to its many purposes

by

Stepping off the bus at the Gakko-iriguchi stop in Higashi-Chichibu Village in Saitama Prefecture, the first things to strike the eye are high-flying clusters of balloons, suspended like colorful dirigibles. Here, the workshops and exhibition spaces of Washi-no-Sato, a well-known papermaking center tucked into the ...

Tokyo hotels luring guests with traditional approach

Jan 7, 2017

Tokyo hotels luring guests with traditional approach

by

When Tokyo first hosted the summer Olympic Games in 1964, many Western-style hotels opened one after another to accommodate the increasing number of foreign visitors. Now that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is in sight, hoteliers have started to offer Japanese-style accommodation and hospitality ...