Newsletter March 2018
Established by Roppongi-based companies, organizations and other groups, Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Roppongi helps planners across the globe hold effective business events in the Roppongi area by providing services such as introducing unique events venues, booking accommodations, designing and creating tote bags and novelty goods, organizing venue transfers and tours on request, among many others.
Roppongi is home to two of Japan's most famous complex buildings: Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. Both of these complexes offer high-grade accommodations for conventions and other gatherings. In addition to these major centers, the numerous luxury hotels, including The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and Grand Hyatt Tokyo, also contribute to Roppongi’s status as a cutting-edge community.
Last November, the Roppongi area was host to the Congress of International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organization (IFRRO). DMO Roppongi lent its support to the host organization, the Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC). DMO Roppongi helped JAC welcome 190 guests from 57 countries and assisted the Congress by helping select the meeting and banquet venues, booking accommodations across several hotels, and organizing Japan cultural entertainment events such as ninja and Japanese classical dance performances. In addition, DMO created novelty goods for the Congress, organized ten different tours and trips, and provided participants with maps of the Roppongi area.
DMO Roppongi spares no effort to produce unforgettable Tokyo business events. Beyond organizing traditional experiences such as Japanese sweets and sake tasting, ceremonies held in shrines, and so on, it plans and organizes technical tours in various fields including architecture, art, disaster prevention and more, making it a one-stop resource for any information and consultation its customers might need.
Tokyo’s newest night entertainment spot almost 140 m above the ground - DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO
The Shinagawa Prince Hotel, located in front of Shinagawa Station (just 14 minutes from Haneda Airport), has announced the opening of DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO.
This new locale will be the hottest nightlife spot in Shinagawa, featuring a 360° panoramic view of Tokyo. TABLE 9 TOKYO will present many exciting news way to savor the city at night - from a lounge where guests can sip Japanese sake while gazing out at Mount Fuji, to a grill and steakhouse serving genuine Hida Beef, to a bar with a DJ booth looking out on Tokyo Tower, and more.
TABLE 9 TOKYO features nine areas, including creative cuisine dining, grill dining and two lounge areas as well as three bars: WHISKEY BAR, COCKTAIL BAR, and DJ bar NINE. This nearly 2,000 square meters space is located on the hotel’s top 39th floor, approximately 140m above ground, and can accommodate 495 guests in total.
For more information, please see: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/restaurant/contents/table9tokyo/
Kiyosumi Gardens, a historic garden famous for its large pond and rare rocks, welcomes small-group workshops
Comprised of a large pond and manmade hills with valuable rocks collected from all across Japan, Kiyosumi Gardens is a superb example of a strolling garden from the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Request a splendid meal reception at the Taisho Kinenkan Hall (475 square meters in area), which provides a magnificent view overlooking the garden. The hall can host 90 people for seated dining or 130 people standing, with welcome drinks served in the exquisite front garden. Ryotei Lodge (40 square meters), is a building that serves as the centerpiece of the garden. It can accommodate up to 30 people seated, and has been built so that it overhangs over the pond.
During a workshop organized by TCVB in January as a part of a Tokyo FAM-trip program at Ryotei Lodge, participants exclaimed in delight at the sensation of feeling like they were floating on the pond surrounded by the breathtaking garden.
Some examples of events that can be held in this unique venue include Japanese cultural experiences like Zen meditation and yoga to relax the body and increase mindfulness. The efficacy of such activities greatly benefit from this quiet yet stunning location, which lies hidden in the center of a bustling metropolis.
For more information on unique venues, please see: http://businesseventstokyo.org/venues/unique-venues/ or contact TCVB.
The first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Asia-Pacific region Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
The Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo just opened this January on the fashionable Namiki-dori street that runs parallel to the main Chuo-dori boulevard in cosmopolitan Ginza. The hotel occupies a 12-story building on the former site of the first Tokyo office of one of Japan’s major newspaper publishing companies. Guests here, at the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Asia-Pacific region, can relax and recharge in one of the hotel’s 164 contemporary guestrooms and suites designed to reflect the neighborhood’s characteristic blend of tradition and innovation.
The Namiki Suite, situated on the top floor, has a spacious terrace overlooking Namiki-dori and is equipped with a full-sized teppanyaki grill, making the room ideal for dinner parties. Its roomy 127 square meter floor plan is also well suited for use as an event space. The suites are each 77 square meters in size. Deluxe rooms offer 47 square meters, while standard guestrooms are 35 square meters.
The hotel features a gym and a private dining room in the restaurant that is available for small gatherings, seating up to 24 people. The hotel’s signature dining and bar area, NAMIKI667, has tables on a 100-square-meter terrace overlooking the street, and is sure to become one of the capital’s most highly sought reservations.
For more information, please see: ginzatokyo.centric.hyatt.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Halal Wagyu beef at Happoen restaurant Kochu-an
Happo-en, a uniquely picturesque venue of traditionally styled buildings built in a Japanese garden which dates back nearly 400 years, announced that its on-premises restaurant, Kochu-an, has started serving a Muslim-friendly full course meal featuring Halal Wagyu beef. Only Halal certified ingredients are used in order to guarantee that Muslim guests can rest assured while enjoying their meal.
For more information, please contact Kochu-an: +81 3-3441-8888 or visit: http://www.kochuan.co.jp/
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