Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko‘s one-of-a-kind five-star flagship property, will start offering fall specials featuring Japanese cultural activities and seasonal dining specials at Kinsui, the hotel’s premier “ryotei-style,” private rooms-only Japanese restaurant. Kinsui, built in traditional “sukiya-style” Japanese architecture, is located in the hotel’s renowned Japanese botanical garden, which puts on a breathtaking fall foliage show every year starting around mid-November, treating both international visitors and Tokyoites to an unparalleled display of nature in the middle of the bustling city.
Bonsai Workshop (September 15th and November 30th)
Kinsui will host a renowned Bonsai teacher for a series of classes where participants will have the opportunity to learn the intricate beauty and novelty of Bonsai while making their own, followed by a seasonal Shokado Bento Lunch (traditional black-lacquered lunch box). The workshop and lunch cost 11,000 yen/person for September and 13,000 yen/person for November. Call +81-3-3943-5489 between 9:00am and 8:00pm to make a reservation.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s massive urban garden is home to thousands of camellia trees, cherry trees, and other botanical beauties. Its changing seasonal beauty is particularly vibrant in fall when the orange, crimson, and yellow leaves draw visitors from far and wide. The garden is the perfect place for a daytime or evening stroll.
Kinsui Autumn Kaiseki Menu (October 1st– November 14th)
A seasonal kaiseki menu, an 11-course lunch/dinner featuring traditional exquisite dishes, will be offered for 22,000 yenincluding tax (Additional fees for private rooms). Special appreciation for the changing seasons, characteristic in Japanese culture and lifestyle, is reflected in the menu’s seasonal ingredients such as persimmons, gingko nuts, matsutake mushrooms and splendid alfonsino (kinmedai), as well as its table wares and presentations.
“Food and seasons are big parts of Japanese culture,” says Tetsu Motomura, the hotel’s General Manager. “We take Japanese cuisine very seriously. We own all our restaurants and train our own chefs. Kinsui represents the refinement of Japanese cuisines and culture.” Last January Fujita Kanko also opened Kinsui Taipei by Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo in Taiwan.