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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

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HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Stay in Tsukiji, see Tokyo Gate Bridge

In commemoration of the opening of Tokyo's new sightseeing spot, the Tokyo Gate Bridge, the Hotel New Hankyu Tokyo in the Tsukiji district is offering a specially priced accommodation plan through June.

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The 2,618-meter truss bridge spans a section of Tokyo Bay in Koto Ward. The bridge opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Feb. 12 at an estimated total construction cost of ¥113 billion.

The hotel's guest rooms are all on the 33rd floor or higher, enabling guests to see a clear view of the bridge.

The plan is available from ¥18,000 (usually ¥45,000 for a deluxe twin) per room for double occupancy, including taxes and a service charge. Also, high-speed Internet access and breakfast (a ¥2,200 value per person) at the hotel's Japanese restaurant, Akashi, are included in the plan.

The Hotel New Hankyu Tokyo is a 5-minute walk from Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, or a 7-minute walk from Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line. For more information or reservations, call (03) 5550-5700.

Refreshing breakfast at Park Hyatt

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The Park Hyatt Tokyo is offering an original menu for the renewed Healthy Living breakfast at its restaurant Girandole on the 41st floor.

Healthy Living is a breakfast program of the Park Hyatt group worldwide to help travelers cope not only with their business activities, but also to help relieve the effects of jet lag.

The Healthy Living menu includes a choice of fresh fruit juice, low-fat yogurt, homemade rye bread, goat cheese, acai berries, herbal tea, and so on.

The breakfast is available 7-11 a.m. at ¥3,800 including tax but subject to a service charge.

For guests staying at the hotel, the breakfast can be ordered as room service.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a 12-minute walk from Shinjuku Station on various lines and an 8-minute walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line. For further information and reservations, call Girandole at (03) 5323-3459, or visit www.parkhyatttokyo.com.

Girls' Festival menu at Four Seasons

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Celebrating the coming of Hina Matsuri (Girls' Festival), the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so is offering a special menu at its Japanese restaurant, Miyuki, through March?3, the date of the festival.

Hina Matsuri is a family event in Japan for parents to wish for their daughters' happiness and health by setting up a display of traditional dolls in the days leading up to March 3. On that day, chirashi-zushi (sushi rice flavored with sugar and vinegar, topped with raw fish and a variety of colorful ingredients) is often eaten.

Miyuki is offering hina-chirashi, including chirashi-zushi with a variety of seasonal products and sakura-mochi (Japanese cherry-blossom flavored sweet rice cake), at ¥3,500 during lunchtime.

For children through elementary school age, a Hina Matsuri meal set is available during both lunch and dinner at ¥3,300. It includes items such as an omelet, assorted tempura, sushi, sweets and fresh orange juice.

The prices include tax but are subject to a service charge.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so is a 10-minute walk from Edogawabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3943-6968 or visit www.fourseasons-tokyo.com.


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