Enjoy Hanami at Japanese Garden Restaurant “Kagura” in Harajuku

11.March.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

TOHNICHI CO., who manage the wedding complex Togo Kinenkan, are opening a special hanami restaurant called Kagura for a limited time from 26 March 2018 to 13 April 2018.

日本庭園でお花見が楽しめるレストラン『神楽』原宿

Kagura offers a spectacular space with a window-view of cherry blossoms blooming in a Japanese-style garden. It being a ceremonial hall that breathes Japanese tradition and culture means that guests will treated with hospitality and offered excellent service. Guests can enjoy visiting the garden to get up close with the cherry blossoms before and after meals. Since Kagura is in a good location just 5-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station, it means that you can drop in after sightseeing in Harajuku.

日本庭園でお花見が楽しめるレストラン『神楽』原宿2

Enjoy a luxurious dinner while gazing at the illuminated cherry blossom trees in the evening. Teppan-yaki will be prepared where food is cooked on a hot steel plate on the table, and the chef will put together sushi on site using seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a springtime buffet-to-order that uses fresh vegetables grown in Kagoshima, Satsuma eel, black pork from Kagoshima, wagyu roast beef and more. To finish your course, there will be a Hachette dessert that evokes the feeling of spring specially made by a patissier. Indulge yourself in a mature hanami that’s different from the norm that’s also perfect for girl get-togethers.

日本庭園でお花見が楽しめるレストラン『神楽』原宿4

For lunch, two different set bento meals inspired by cherry blossoms will be prepared. Relish in this fun cherry blossom themed food by pulling out each drawer of food while looking at the cherry blossoms outdoors in the terrace seats. Spring can be enjoyed indoors at Kagura too with an entire window view of the Japanese-stype garden.

 

Free special cocktails will also be served that use 100% natural “Togo Honey” made on the Togo Shrine grounds. If you’d like something a little more fancy, then there’s a line-up of around 20 rosé and sparkling wines to choose from.

 

Treat yourself to a sophisticated hanami in Harajuku.

 

■Information

Prices

Lunch:

Shinmai Gozen Nodate Bento – ¥3,500 (Includes 1 drink. Tax included.)

Shinmai Gozen Shōkadō Bento – ¥5,000 (Includes 1 drink. Tax included.)

*Only 20 Nodate Bento available.

Dinner:

Japanese & Western Buffet-to-Order Sushi

Teppanyaki Live Kitchen: Spring Hachette

¥8,000 (Includes free drink. Tax included.) *2 ½ hour meal

*Additional optional drinks available with lunch and dinner.

 

Harajuku Togo Kinenkan – “Kagura”

Address: Harajuku Togo Kinenkan, 1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Running: March 26, 2018 – April 13, 2018

Closed: Tuesdays

Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00 (lunch & drink last orders 14:30) / 18:0-21:30 (dinner & drink last orders 21:00)

Website: http://www.togo.co.jp/

 

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    Information 

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    Address: 487-4 Yoshiumicho Minamiura, Imabari, Ehime 794-2115, Japan

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    Official Website: https://www.city.imabari.ehime.jp/kanko/spot/?a=182

     

    Imabari Tourism Information: https://www.city.imabari.ehime.jp/kanko/

     

    We hope you enjoyed joining Kyary on her adventures across Imabari, and perhaps she even got you a little curious in wanting to visit the city yourself. It’s a treasure trove filled with vistas by the sea, in nature, and in the city itself with its Important Cultural Properties. Food is also a big part of travel for many people, so you can rest assured that your belly will be satisfied in Imabari as you try their speciality mikan, fresh seafood fished in the Seto Inland Sea, and more.

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    CHiNPAN began their career as an oil painter after getting selected at the 2008 Asia Creative Art Exhibition at The National Art Center in Tokyo. They explore the possibilities of oil painting by not limiting themselves to just paper. “Fusion” is the theme of their work which has taken them to creating visuals for shops, fashion, music, and more.

    BANBU | June 10, 2021 – July 19, 2021

    BANBU is a 24-y-ear-old artist who studied art abroad in Canada and New York after graduating at a vocational school in Japan. Currently based in Tokyo, they create colourful and eye-catching graphics with their three-eyed character.

     

    Hotel Stay x Artists Come Together

    “Harajuku Night Owl Art Exhibition” is the theme of Room 202 which will collaborate with different illustrators, video makers, photographers, and other artists every 1-2 months, shining the spotlight on each of their unique visions.

     

    Yados Jingumae Room 301: Sekai Class

    Hotel Stay x Furniture

    Vintage furniture and artwork from around the world will be brought together in Room 301 so guests can experience a ‘world living’ experience. What’s more is that all of the furniture, art, and items on display will be purchasable, and will change on a fixed schedule.

  • Coji-Coji’s Jiro Becomes Legendary Japanese Mermaid Amabie at Harajuku Event

    30.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Nippon Animation began holding the Amabie Jiro Fair at KIDDYLAND Harajuku’s Maruko & Coji-Coji Store on April 29, selling merchandise of the character Jiro from Momoko Sakura’s manga series Coji-Coji.

     

     

    Pre-sale merchandise

     

    Free hand towel

    Jiro has turned into Amabie once again this year, a legendary Japanese mermaid who is said to emerges from the sea and prophesise either an abundant harvest or an epidemic. People are instructed people to make copies of its likeness to defend against illness.

     

    Fans who spend over ¥8,000 at the Maruko & Coji-Coji store will receive a free original hand towel as pictured above.

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