Gaze at Odaiba’s Nightscape Scenery from a Private Terrace at Italian Restaurant Mangiare
Italian Restaurant Mangiare in Odaiba is opening its private terrace to all customers for a limited time from April 23rd to July 16th. They are serving a special course that comes with a main of your choice together with free-flow alcohol including beer and sparkling wine.
You can choose from chicken, pork or beef as your main, all of which come as a meal that look like something out of a movie.
There are 4 pieces to the course, beginning with the first refreshing drink which appears out from the cold mist. This moves onto the chef’s fantastic carpaccio pasta and then grilled meat (which changes day by day), and finally a specially made dessert – the frozen mojito punch made with a mysterious herb tea that changes colour.
The course can be enjoyed together with sparkling wine, beer and other available beverages.
The private terrace is also open to general customers for a limited time, where you can enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge.
Enjoy a beautiful meal with relish while gazing at a picturesque view at Mangiare Odaiba.
Enjoy The Beautiful View of Tokyo’s Nighttime Sky And Sea With The Tokyo Twilight Pool Plan
28.June.2019 | SPOT
Spending a cool night overlooking the beautiful calm water at Odaiba and relaxing in the gorgeous pool sounds like an excellent way to spend summer nights in Tokyo. Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is launching their summer-limited plan called Tokyo Twilight Pool Plan 2019 to allow you to do just that.
The Tokyo Twilight Pool Plan 2019 comes with a delicious food menu that serves a variety of luxurious, mouthwatering dishes that look just as luxurious as they taste. Some examples include; mini hotdogs with chicken and vegetable sauce aurore, barbeque sauce spare ribs, and much more. They even serve all-you-can-drink top quality Jacquart champagne, which is a global top class wine chosen by many airlines and hotels.
This hotel offers a unique view of the night sky and night waters of Tokyo from an open terrace. Guests can gaze at the relaxing view whilst enjoying delicious food and luxurious champagne. The Tokyo Twilight Pool Plan offers the perfect getaway for friends and couples.
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba’s Tokyo Twilight Pool Plan 2019
Running: July 5 ー September 1 (Weekdays only, reservations required. Please reserve at least three days before the date of your visit).
※ Closed between August 13 and 16. (Please obtain further information on opening and closing dates and times using the official website and telephone numbers listed below.)
Opening Hours: 16:00 ー 21:00 (Last entries: 19:30)
Prices: General: ￥11,000/ One Harmony members: ￥10,000
※ A restriction of up to 4 One Harmony members are permitted per group.
※ Entry prices included in prices stated above.
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Address: 2 Chome-6-1 Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo
Access: Direct connection from Daiba Station (Yurikamome line)/ Approx. 10-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line)
Telephone no: 03-5500-6711（main number）
Official Website: https://www.tokyo.grandnikko.com/
Get a Night Pass to the teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum in Odaiba
17.May.2019 | SPOT
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless is an art museum co-managed by MORI Building and teamLab which is home to a borderless world without any maps in sight. The museum is currently displaying its spring display until the end of May.
It has been announced that this summer, from July 13 to September 1, the museum will extend its weekday hours to weekend hours where it will stay open until 21:00. They will also begin selling a limited number of Night Passes which enables guests to enter the museum from 18:00 for a closer, more intimate interaction with the exhibitions.
If you’ll be in Japan this summer then take advantage of this opportunity to enter teamLab’s immersive borderless world of digital art.
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
Address: 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Price: Adults – ¥3,200 / Children – ¥1,000 / Disability Discount – ¥1,600
Night Pass: Price: Adults – ¥2,900 / Children – ¥1,000 / Disability Discount – ¥1,500
*Night Pass available from July 13 to September 1 only. Entry from 18:00 permitted.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends 10:00-21:00
*Opening hours to run from 10:00-21:00 all week from July 13 to September 1.
*Last entries are one hour before closing time.
Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
*Also closed Saturday June 22 and Saturday August 10. Open on Tuesday August 13.
Official Website: https://borderless.teamlab.art/
teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum Unveil Springtime Display
09.February.2019 | SPOT
teamLab Borderless is a digital art museum co-managed by MORI Building and teamLab that seeks to create a “borderless world” made possible by digital art. For this spring only the museum has announced a limited time display that will run from early March to late May.
The digital art pieces will take guests through a world of spring. Springtime flowers like Daphne odora and Astragalus sinicus will bloom in Spirits of the Flowers while plum blossoms and tree peonies will decorate Flowers – Layered Ultrasubjective Space. A spring scene will also unfold over in Memory of Topography, and Cherry blossom coloured lights will illuminate Forest of Illuminating Lamps.
Forest of Resonating Lamps – One Stroke (Running: Early March – Late April)
Two new displays will be exhibited inside Forest of Resonating Lamps – One Stroke for spring only. This includes the Cherry Blossom display with lamps lit up in that distinct pink colour and the Spring Hills & Fields display where the colours of five different flowers will radiate including four types of Japanese kerria and peach tree plants. When a person stands next to a lamp the light resonates to the next two lamps and this continues, spreading the lights across the room. This happens until all of the lamps have shone once brightly before returning to the first lamp.
Spirits of the Flowers (Running: Early March – Late April)
Flowers bloom and change throughout the year, and this rings true with this art installation. March will see the arrival of Daphne odora and in April Astragalus sinicus.
Flowers – Layered Ultrasubjective Space (Running: February 9 – Late May)
Plum blossoms will be rendered through February and March while April and May will give rise to tree peony displays. teamLab explains how “flowers are born, they grow, bud, blossom and in time the petals scatter and they die and fade away. The flowers repeat the process of birth and death endlessly.” This process is recreated at Layered Ultrasubjective Space.
Memory of Topography (Running: Early March – Late May)
This installation depicts a rural mountain landscape of different elevations, and from March onward will give rise to elements of spring. teamLab explains that as the seasons change so does the appearance of flowers and insects. They highlight how even if you don’t see scenery changing, including the landscapes, it always is and will never be the same twice, meaning a single moment in nature will never be repeated and can never be seen again.
Experience nature and the latest technology come together this spring at teamLab Borderless.
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
Address: 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends 10:00-21:00 (*Last entries are 1 hour before closing time)
Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Also closed February 18th-20th but open February 12th and 26th.
Price: Adults – ¥3,200 / Children – ¥1,000 / Disabled Discount – ¥1,600
Official Website: https://borderless.teamlab.art/
Psycho-Pass Event Taking Place at TOKYO JOYPOLIS in 2019
Haregake, a creator of riddle-solving games that have brought in over 100,000 participants, has developed an all-new puzzle game called “Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System in JOYPOLIS” that is set to run at the indoor theme park TOKYO JOYPOLIS in Daiba, Tokyo from January 11 to March 17 next year.
The game will make use of the entire JOYPOLIS building and have participants solving riddles. You will take the role of an executive officer and use your smartphone to talk with Shinya Kogami, Nobuchika Ginoza and Shuusei Kagari to gather clues and solve the puzzles.
An incident took place with unknown origins that led to a murder… Will you be able to identify and stop the killer?
Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System in JOYPOLIS
Location: TOKYO JOYPOLIS
Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 3F-5F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Running: January 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019
Reception Hours: 10:00-21:00
Access: 2-minutes on foot from Odaiba-kaihinkōen Station via Yurikamome Line / 5-minutes on foot from Tokyo Teleport Station via Rinkai Line
Participating: Purchase a ticket at the theme park on the day
Ticket Price: ¥1,500 (Separate fee charged for entry to TOKYO JOYPOLIS)
TOKYO JOYPOLIS Entry Fee: Adults (18+ Years) ¥800 / Children (17-Years and Below) ¥500
Event Page: https://nazoxnazo.com/psycho-pass_ss/joy
©Psycho-Pass Production Committee
Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Buffet to be Held at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
17.October.2018 | FOOD
Christmas is loved particularly by girls in Japan as it’s the season when all the sparkly items begin to fall and flicker. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is bringing a Christmas buffet this year which it is calling the Girls’ Sweets Coffret. It’s inspired by the “Christmas Coffret” cosmetic sets that are sold during the Christmas season only and tickle the hearts of girls across the country.
Coffret is a French word that refers to a small jewel box. Searches for the term “Christmas Coffret” have been on the increase in Japan since 2015 and in 2016 and 2017 ranked in the top 10 most searched Christmas related terms by women. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is responding to this by packing everything a girl could want into their Christmas buffet.
The buffet is overlooked by a bright pink Christmas tree under which are all presents a girl could hope for including a dress, jewel box, flowers and more―all edible. A cute Santa Claus, reindeer and snowmen also decorate the table in all their delicious dessert glory. The colour palette is girly but stylish, with pink as the main colour and blacks and whites everywhere else.
There will also be a photo spot decked out with a pink Christmas tree, huge life-sized presents and other Christmas motifs. What’s more is that guests who attend during the event dressed in something pink or wearing ribbons will receive a special drink.
The line-up of desserts all have some very enticing names. Translated from Japanese, some to look forward include the “Going Out With Your in My Best Dress – Princess Tart,” “Like a Romantic Bride – Pink Dress Strawberry Chiffon Cake,” “What I Want the Most: Jewellery – Yogurt Panna Cotta Jelly,” “Drag Me Away – Pink Pearl Cupcakes,” and more.
Also on the list is a cake made to look like Santa’s belly called “I’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow – Cranberry Mascarpone Santa Cake.” There’s also the the “Santa’s Happy Helpers – Reindeer Chocolate Cake.”
There’s a range of Christmas classics too like the yule log and stollen as well as a tree-shaped mohn plunder. If you’re looking for Christmas treats this year then look no further!
Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Dessert Buffet
Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Location: Seascape Terrace・Dining (Floor 2F)
Running: November 1, 2018 – December 28, 2018
Time: Slot 1 – 15:00-16:30 (90 minutes) / Slot 2 – 16:45-17:30 (Express Buffet – 45 minutes)
Slot 1 – Weekdays: General ¥3,500, Children ¥2,100 / Weekends: General ¥3,900, Children ¥2,340
Slot 2 – Weekdays: General ¥2,400, Children ¥1,440 / Weekends: General ¥2,800, Children ¥1,680
*Listed prices do not include tax or service charge.
*Children prices are for those aged between 6-11 years.
Choose Your Own Yukata and Dine at a Beer Garden in Yokohama Marine Tower
Put on your favourite yukata and enjoy the night time scenery of Yokohama at the Yukata Beer Garden coming to Yokohama Marine Tower. It will run from July 6 to September 7.
Beer gardens are a staple of Japanese summer, as are yukata. You can rent out yukata while in Japan, or you may have one already but require assistance putting it on properly. The Yukata Beer Garden aims to eliminate these problems. There, you can choose from over 100 different items of clothing including yukata, obi and geta which will be fitted for you by professionals.
The best part about it is that you get the full set. Once you’ve picked out your yukata you can enjoy a beer garden course at one of four shops. There are also courses that come with a ticket for the Yokohama Marine Tower observatory deck.
All of the yukata items available accommodate for males and females. They stock everything from simple and stylish to colourful and retro.
Once you’ve had your yukata fitted, you’re free to enjoy yourself until your dinner reservation time arrives. You can take a stroll in Yamashita Park, feel cool breeze at Oka Koen while gazing at the harbour, walk around China Town or Motomachi Shopping Street and more while wearing your yukata.
Choose a dinner plan you like from either 3 restaurants at Yokohama Marine Tower or one of the 4 beer garden plans at Yamate Jubankan.
THE BUND (Marine Tower 1F): Garden BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)
A tempura BBQ beer garden course with all-you-can-eat beef, pork and chicken including beef harami garlic steak. Enjoy a cold beer in an open terrace while feeling that Yokohama breeze!
The Tower Restaurant Yokohama (Marine Tower 4F): Beer Terrace Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)
Takes place in an open terrace area that has a sweeping view of the Port of Yokohama. Relax and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine such as the main dish, roast chicken.
Mizumachi Bar (Marine Tower 1F): Black Iberian Pig & Spare Rib Set (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)
A traditional bar with a relaxed atmosphere next to Mizumachi-dori Street. Their hearty portions of spare ribs (250g) and cocktails made in collaboration with Crazy Ken Band are hugely popular.
Bonus: Comes with ticket to Marine Tower observatory deck.
Yamate Jubankan: BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)
This place is perfect if you want a special evening date that’s a little different or if you want to go for a bit of drinking with the girls. Enjoy a BBQ in a garden enveloped in greenery.
Restaurant: Yamate Jubankan (10-mins on foot from Marine Tower)
Make some summertime memories in Japan dressed in a yukata at a beer garden!
Beer Terrace ‘Kagura’ to Open in Harajuku Next to Togo Kinenkan
Tohnichi are set to open their Kagura beer terrace again this year at Togo Kinenkan, a wedding complex in Harajuku managed by the company with a history spanning over 40 years. It will be open for a limited time only, from July 18 to September 7. It will be just a five-minute walk from Harajuku Station sitting inside the green forest of Togo which spans approximately 33,000m².
The main venue for the beer terrace will be Ae no Niwa, a banquet hall with modern Japanese décor where customers can also make reservations for groups. There are indoor seats as well as open terrace seats that face a Japanese-style garden. Guests are entertained with first-rate service thanks to the locale and can enjoy Japanese tradition and culture.
Pick from a buffet packed with high quality ingredients or head to the live kitchen corner which proves popular every year. The chef can prepare ‘braised jambon’ right in front of you, or you can enjoy ‘aligot,’ a French-style mashed potato dish made with Fresh cheese.
They will also serve special free cocktails made using 100% natural honey collected from the Togo Shrine site. Beekeeping has taken place at Togo Kinenkan since 2013 in order to continue protecting the 33,000m² natural environment.
Surround yourself in the green forest of Togo by kicking back and enjoying a meal and a drink at the beer terrace.
teamLab and MORI Building Digital Art Museum Opens on June 21
09.June.2018 | SPOT
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless will open on June 21 and is co-managed by Mori Building Co., Ltd. and teamLab.
teamLab Borderless is a collection of artworks that ‘form one borderless world.’ The art encompasses the entire room from the ceiling to the floor, and each piece connects seamlessly to the other, creating an immersive world where time blurs.
You’ll be able to create new experiences with other people by submerging yourself into world of this borderless art and exploring it with your body.
This never-before-seen new world is created in an expansive and complex three-dimensional 10,000 square meter space by 520 computers and 470 projectors.
EPSON teamLab Borderless have created 5 worlds each with their own distinct artwork. Early bird tickets are now on sale at a discounted price. Sales end on July 31. Additionally, the opening hours will be extended by one hour from June 21 to August 31.
Dive into a mesmerising 3D world and get lost amongst the borderless art.
Tokyo Firework Festival EDOMODE to Take Place in Odaiba’s Kabuki Area
01.June.2018 | SPOTTokyo Hanabi Taisai ～EDOMODE～ will take place at Odaiba Seaside Park on August 11, 2018.This grand firework festival will bring together some of the world’s most prominent pyrotechnicians who will put on a show like that of a kaomise, an introductory performance of kabuki in the Edo Period where actors would make their first appearance on stage.The festival will fuse together music, food, performance and technology symbolic of Tokyo. It will promote itself to the world as one of the city’s new big summer events.There will be numerous admission-paid areas you can enter at the festival, including Beach, Kabuki, Pleasure Boat, Rooftop, and more, each of which offer a new angle and situtation to enjoy the fireworks.The first areas to open at the beach and kabuki area. The beach area offers table seats that face Tokyo Bay, as well as pair seats where you can even sit in yukata, family seats and more. Enjoy the bright fireworks against a background of Tokyo’s night sky.The kabuki area will be graced by the presence of Ichikawa Ebizō, a famous kabuki actor, who will put on a brand new performance themed on fireworks. Enjoy an extravagant collaboration of the lit up sky and a kabuki performance.
The kabuki show is limited to people who purchase the Kabuki & Firework Seat tickets (花火と歌舞伎を楽しむ席). Be warned, you can’t see the performance from any of the other seats!Experience this totally new kind of Japanese firework festival in Tokyo in what will be the last summer of the Heisei period.
Jump Shop 2018 & Other Summer Events Arriving to Aqua City Odaiba
Aqua City Odaiba is set to welcome the summer with a host of exciting events, including Jump Shop 2018, Banana Fish Summer Exhibition, and Aqua City: The Beer Terrace.
Jump Shop 2018 will stock a heap of merchandise from some of the most popular manga series out there from Shonen Jump’s arsenal, including One Piece, My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Gintama, and more. This event is held every summer and brought in around 20,000 attendees in 2017.
A collaborative event with the anime series Banana Fish―slated to air in July―will also take place in Aqua City Odaiba’s Cinema Atrium and the Noitamina Shop & Cafe Theatre from July 13 to September 2. Look forward to seeing a myriad of displays that celebrate the anime and original work, as well as a Banana Fish themed menu and merchandise.
As well as all of this, fifteen restaurants are set to serve at the largest terrace in the Odaiba area for Aqua City: The Beer Terrace between June 1 and early October. Expect to tuck into some delicious drinks and a tasty original menu while enjoying the nightscape of the bay side.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming events happening in Aqua City Odaiba this summer, from anime to food.
Omohara Beer Forest Coming to Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
The Omohara Beer Forest by Yona Yona Beer Works is opening on the 6th floor rooftop of Tokyu Plaza in Omotesando Harajuku on June 29 and will run until September 17.
Sit down in the beer forest and enjoy some of the most popular craft beer beverages from Yo-Ho Brewing Company including Yona Yona Ale and Suiyoubi no Neko. The line-up also includes a range of drinks that even people who aren’t good with beer can try easily, such as the original beer cocktails Tsubu Tsubu Kiwi and Mango Pine which you can’t get anywhere else, both made using craft beer.
In terms of food, the theme is bites you can get at Japanese summer festival food carts. The food is prepared to go perfectly with craft beer. Look forward to a huge menu that consists of juicy chicken on the bone, craft sausage, as well as this year’s newly-introduced chili dogs and soba with salted squid.
Usually, the Omohara Beer Forest operates on a free space system where you can sit anywhere, but at the new one opening in Harajuku you can order a banquet course where they’ll prepare chairs and a table for you. The course includes a ‘Matsuri Set’ which includes edamame, fried potato waffles, crunchy bite-sized fried octopus, and juicy chicken on the bean; and craft sausage and soba with salted squid.
Feast on a meal with a glass of delicious beer while enjoying the fresh, cool breeze atop the terrace.
TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018: New Artists Announced & Tickets Now on Sale
23.May.2018 | MUSIC
TOKYO IDOL PROJECT is set to hold the 9th TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL (TIF) this year around the Daiba and Aomi areas from August 3 to 5. A fifth wave of new artists has just been announced.
A total of 23 new artists have been added to the line-up, including BiS 1st and BiS 2nd who are beginning their activities as part of BiS.LEAGUE which will determine both groups’ members through a fan poll.
The number of idols and idol groups performing at TIF 2018 now totals 107, including a special TIF-only collaboration between Tokyo Girls’ Style and Yuno Ohara which was announced on May 13.
Pre-sale tickets are now available, so idol-lovers best get their reservations in fast!