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Tokyo's Capitol Hotel Tokyu Offers Authentic Japanese Cultural Experiences

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, the five-star Tokyo flagship property of Tokyu Hotel Corporation, is now offering unique, authentic Japanese cultural experiences. Two exclusive offers include off-site luxury…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 17, 2020 at 2:39am — No Comments

Rediscover Tokyo’s Historic Shitamachi Downtown with Exciting New Developments This Year

Shopping/Dining/Accommodations Venue below the elevated train tracks from Asakusa to Skytree - rendering

*New Major Commercial Facility / Cultural Shopping and Dining Venue Complex to open in 2020 under the elevated railway tracks will connect Asakusa and…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 5, 2020 at 10:56am — No Comments

A New Ritz-Carlton About to Open in Nikko, Japan, 2 Hours North of Tokyo

The Tobu Railway Group announces the May 22 opening of the newest Ritz-Carlton in historic, culturally and naturally rich Nikko, two hours north of Tokyo’s Asakusa Station. along the Tobu Railway Line. the hotel will be situated along magnificent Lake Chuzenji, Japan’s highest altitude lake, with spectacular lake-front views. It will be the first…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 2, 2020 at 8:12am — No Comments

Tokyo Skytree's Special Lighting for World Solidarity & the Global Battle Against Coronavirus COVID-19

Operated by Tobu Tower Skytree Co., LTD, the communications and observation tower that at 634 meters (2,080 feet) is the tallest structure in Japan (and second tallest in the world, as well as its tallest freestanding broadcast tower) has for the past several weeks been presenting a special lighting every night,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on April 20, 2020 at 8:32am — No Comments

The Yokohama Tokyu REI Hotel to Open April 24

Japan's second largest city (pop. 3.7 million) and largest port isn’t particularly high on the tourism radar – it’s known more for industry and above all its commercial shipping. But its cosmopolitan vibe, excellent dining/entertainment scene, and smattering of…


Added by Marian Goldberg on February 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Springtime and Early Summer are Perfect Times to Visit Cute Koedo-Kawagoe

In Spring, Travelers Will Find Cherry Blossoms and Sweet Potatoes – Both Desirably Photogenic. Then, Come Summer, They'll Be Able to Overnight at the New Kawagoe Tobu Hotel, Opening June 29, 2020.

Kawagoe, with its historical atmosphere, is still known…


Added by Marian Goldberg on February 13, 2020 at 1:31am — No Comments

What to experience in the neighborhood around Tokyo Skytree, the World’s Tallest Tower.

Lunch with Sumo Wrestlers

*Sumo Immersion Tour   *Sword Museum   *Ukiyo-e Gallery   

*Soon-to-Open Pedestrian Bridge linking Asakusa & TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN




Added by Marian Goldberg on December 23, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Fujisan Mishima Tokyu Hotel to Open by Mt. Fuji in June 2020 ... Reservations Now Being Accepted!


The Mt. Fuji Mishima Tokyu Hotel will open in June 2020, at the south exit of Mishima Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen - Hikari and Kodama lines. About 45 minutes south of Tokyo and just less than 2 hours north of Kyoto, it's…


Added by Marian Goldberg on December 13, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Tokyo's Hip Shibuya Neighborhood Opens 3 New Restaurants

Rendering of 2nd-floor entrance to Cerulean Tower Tokyo

The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Tokyo's hip Shibuya Neighborhood are opening three new restaurants in late…


Added by Marian Goldberg on November 23, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Tourists Can Experience Traditional Edo-Period Crafts and Accommodations in Tokyo's "Shitamachi" Downtown

Ameshin Candy Art

Experiences in the Downtown Neighborhoods of Taito & Sumida Wards Include: Amezaiku - Candy Art, Edo Kiriko - cut glass art, and Chochin - paper lantern painting…


Added by Marian Goldberg on November 11, 2019 at 2:54am — No Comments

Autumn in Japan's Ashikaga & Tatebayashi Areas, North of Tokyo

Japan's Ashikaga & Tatebayashi Areas, an Hour North of Tokyo's Asakusa Station along the Tobu Railway Limited Express Ryomo Line, are Gorgeous Autumn Destinations Full of Natural Beauty, Colorful Momiji Valley Splendor, and Exceptional Wine from 100-Percent Japanese Grapes. …


Added by Marian Goldberg on September 28, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments

Experience Nature and Samurai Culture in Early Autumn in Nikko and Aizu, Japan

Lake Chuzenji in Nikko (left) and samurai house in Aizu (right)

Travel from Asakusa,Tokyo to Nikko (113 miles) and Aizu (55 miles farther) to Combine an Early Experience of Fall at Japan's Highest Altitude Lake with an Introduction to Samurai Culture in a Castle…


Added by Marian Goldberg on August 30, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Tokyu Hotel Corporation Announces Grand Opening of the Osaka Excel Hotel Tokyu, November 1, 2019

Hotel Exterior Rendering

Tokyu Hotel Corporation, headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, announces the November 1, 2019 grand opening of its newest property in Western Japan, the Osaka Excel…


Added by Marian Goldberg on July 27, 2019 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Artisan Noodle Restaurant TATSUKI Announces Upcoming Grand Opening on August 8th in San Diego

Chef Daiki Tanaka Trained at Popular LA Ramen Shop To Open his First Noodle Restaurant in San Diego on August 8th.…


Added by Marian Goldberg on July 26, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Experience Japan's Historic Edo Period (1603-1868) in Tokyo and Tochigi Prefectures

Historic warehouse buildings in Misegura

Edo is the old name for Tokyo and the Edo period was a thriving time in the "Kanto" region of Eastern Japan. There are several places – in both Tokyo and Tochigi [refectures – where the old Edo atmosphere still lives on -- in architecture, crafts,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on July 11, 2019 at 5:47am — No Comments

Yokohama Is Positioning Itself as Japan's Premier Seaport Destination

Minato Mirai with Red Brick Warehouses

  • 190 cruise ships to dock in Yokohama in 2019
  • New Shinko Pier with its five-star Yokohama Grand-operated hotel to open November 2019 
  • Bay Bridge Skywalk to…

Added by Marian Goldberg on June 11, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

'Deep Nikko,' A Nature Respite North of Tokyo

A two-hour trip from Tokyo, the region of Oku-Nikko (Deep Nikko), near the small city of Nikko, lets travelers recharge amidst mountains, trees, water and sky; indulge in outdoor activities galore; and immerse themselves in history.

As the warmer…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 2, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Tokyo's Capitol Hotel Tokyu Announces the World’s First Wooden Straw Project

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
, a luxury property within a stone’s throw of Tokyo's iconic Imperial Palace, is pleased to announce a unique collaboration with house maker…

Added by Marian Goldberg on April 6, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

Three Not-to-Miss Spring Festivals in and Around Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine 

Events Feature:

*Artistic Portable Shrines (mikoshi)

*Dramatic Horseback Archery (yabusame)

*Miniature Ornamental Trees…


Added by Marian Goldberg on March 22, 2019 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Azaleas, Wisteria, and Roses: Japan's Other Spring Flowers

Four Fabulous April to May Floral Fever Day Trips from Tokyo

If you can't make the 2019 early arrival of Japan's cherry blossoms -- expected to reach Tokyo on March 22, 2019, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, never fret. There are plenty of spectacular spring flowers…


Added by Marian Goldberg on February 21, 2019 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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