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Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Rihga Tokyo holds seasonal food fair
Through Oct. 31, the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is holding its Autumn Harvest Festival, with the hotel's restaurants, cafe, bar, lounge and gourmet boutique offering special items for the fall season.
For example, at Cafe Corbeille, a dinner buffet of a variety of dishes using seasonal products is offered on weekends (through Oct. 30) from 5 to 9 p.m. Items include a marinade of mushrooms and vegetables, saury confit, garlic sauteed whelk and mushrooms, and roast beef.
The buffet costs ¥3,900 per person, ¥1,900 per elementary school student, ¥900 per child over 3 but not yet in elementary school and ¥2,900 per person ages 65 and over. Prices include tax and a service charge.
The Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is a 7-minute walk from Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or 10 minutes on the hotel's shuttle bus from Takadanobaba Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 5285-1121 or visit www.rihga.com/tokyo.
Tower over Shibuya to see the moon
It is said that autumn is the best season to enjoy moon-watching in Japan since the relative positions of the Earth, sun and moon cause the moon to appear especially bright. Every fall, traditional tsukimi (literally, moon-viewing) events are held for Japanese people to honor the autumn moon.
The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in the Shibuya area of Tokyo celebrates the autumn moon with a special accommodation plan for moon-watchers, through Nov. 30.
Rooms from the 25th to 32nd floors on the hotel's south-facing side will be prepared for guests to be able to see the moon well, weather permitting. The plan comes with room service of a bottle of Champagne and hors d'oeuvres, which can also be changed to a nonalcoholic drink and sweets. The package also includes breakfast.
The plan is available at ¥42,000 for double occupancy, including tax and a service charge.
The best dates are around the time of the full moon, through Oct. 17 and from Nov. 7 to 17.
The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Shibuya Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3476-3000 or visit www.ceruleantower-hotel.com/en.
Fukuoka hotel plan honors Hawks
On Oct. 1, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball team won the Pacific League pennant. In celebration of this achievement and to support the team as it seeks the Japanese baseball title in the playoffs, the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk hotel offers a special accommodation plan through Nov. 11, the last day of the Climax Series to determine the league's representative at this year's Japan Series.
Located right next to the Fukuoka Yahoo Japan Dome, the home ground of the Hawks, the hotel is convenient for supporters visiting Fukuoka to cheer on the team. The accommodation plan includes breakfast, use of the natural rock bathing area and free parking.
In tribute to Hawks manager Koji Akiyama, who wears No. 81, the plan is offered from ¥8,100 per person, with 22 rooms available per day.
The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk is a 19-minute walk from Tojin-machi Station on Fukuoka City Subway. For more information or reservations, call (092) 844-8111, or visit www.hiltonfukuokaseahawk.jp.