Experience Cherry Blossoms and seasonal delights during Sakura season
Like clockwork each year, Tokyo will see a surge in visitorship due to the yearly Sakura season. As tourists and visitors throng the capital city of Japan to view Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, one leading hotel is capitalising on the season in a big way.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc.'s flagship property and one-of-a-kind luxury five-star urban resort, will launch various dining plans inspired by cherry blossoms beginning in February.
Celebrating cherry blossoms (“sakura” in Japanese) is a centuries-old Japanese custom and national obsession, and a unique cultural experience that international visitors come from far and wide to enjoy.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo's majestic Japanese botanical garden is home to 120 cherry trees representing 20 species, making it one of Tokyo's best cherry blossom viewing spots. A few have already started blooming, but the blossoms will peak in March-April.
During the promotional period, guests and diners can enjoy special spring menus exquisitely prepared with seasonal ingredients at the hotel's restaurants.
Ranging from Italian cuisine at Il Teatro to soba (buckwheat noodles) at Mucha-an, stone grill at Mokushundo, Japanese kaiseki at Miyuki and Ryotei Kinsui, afternoon tea at Le Jardin and more, many special menu items have hints of cherry blossoms, and all are beautifully presented, evoking a piece of spring.
The main bar, Le Marquis, features cherry blossom cocktails, and the hotel will also offer a “Cherry Blossom Buffet” for both lunch and dinner on limited dates.
The hotel's luxurious Pagoda Lounge, exclusively available to guests staying in suites, boasts unparalleled views of the renowned garden, the best spot to marvel at the cherry blossoms.
In addition to the scenic natural beauty, the hotel emphasizes authentic Japanese experiences and offers its guests the opportunity to borrow and wear a kimono, Japan's traditional garment.
Guests can enjoy an outing dressed in kimono, or participate in a traditional tea ceremony in one of the hotel's historic tea houses registered as a Japanese cultural asset.