Category: Travel

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 a comprehensive resort that spreads on the south side of

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 (¥1,550); the Oak Door steakhouse offers two new ice cream

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 offers guests a relaxing time with luxurious scents of different

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 used to make at a reasonable price. Though times have

Smartphones allow guests to stay connected

The Royal Park Hotel in Nihonbashi will start lending out smartphones — provided by handy Japan — to its guests for free, making the Royal Park Hotel the first hotel in Japan to offer such a service. Starting July 1, the Royal Park Hotel will start providing free smartphones to all 419 of its guest

Drifting through the storied sand dunes of Tottori

The woman from Ethiopia, resplendent in a scarlet headdress and gold ear pendants, blended in splendidly with the vast dune plateau. This was not Africa, however, but a unique wind corridor along the Tottori coast where great drifts of sand, attracting curious visitors from all over the globe, are fashioned into steep shelves. It may