Archive for February, 2009

Akasaka Sacas

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

akasaka sacas Akasaka Sacas

Home of TBS Broadcasting Center and various other large buildings, it was opened in March 2008. It consists of Akasaka Blitz, Akasaka Biz Tower, Akasaka ACT Theatre, Akasaka the Residence and TBS Broadcasting Center. Nearest station is Akasaka on the Chiyoda Line.

Access: Akasaka Sacas
Website: sacas.net

Izumi Garden

Friday, February 27th, 2009

euomi garden Izumi Garden

Izumi Garden was built in June 2002 and was built by Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. and Mori Building Co. Nearest station is Roppongi-itchome Station, which is on the Namboku Line.

Izumi Garden comprises of a Izumi Garden Tower, museum, event hall, fitness club, hotel and residential tower. It has the usual complement of shops, restaurants and offices.

Map: Izumi Garden
Website: www.sumitomo-rd.co.jp

Where to find Find!TOKYO

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

set Where to find Find!TOKYO

Find!TOKYO is a useful guide for both travelers and residents in Tokyo. A common question has been, “Where can I find it?” We apologize for not telling you earlier. After all, GMAP is a map service! Other than being part of welcome packages and sent directly to companies, below are some places you can go pick one up. If they do not have them, tell a person to contact GMAP as they may have run out.

Restaurants & Bars

Roppongi/Azabu
Abbey Road
Abbot’s Choice Roppongi
Bali Cafe Putri
SUJI’S
Shunju
Billboard
Chickenman
Roti Roppongi
Sens
restaurant & bar ND
Quest
Underground Piccadilly
Heartland
Baron
57th
Tokyo Sports Café/Lime

Greater Aoyama
SIN
Fujimamas

Shibuya-Ebisu
Failte
Hemel
Pio
Dining Bar Senri
QUINTRIX Disc Lounge
Pink Cow
D-LOUNGE
JZ Brat
Cantik

Shinjuku Area
Jembatan Shinjuku
Abbot’s Choice Shinjuku
Saishoku Kenbi
Swagat Takadanobaba
Club House
Dubliners’ Shinjuku

Ginza-Tokyo
Antwerp Central
Antwerp Six
Dubliners’ Toranomon

Akasaka-Tameike
Sam & Dave
Jembatan Akasaka
Antwerp Port
Carnival

Other
Rak Thai Takanawa
Rak Thai Shinagawa Grand Passage
Rak Thai Phen Roi Gotanda
Dubliners’ Ikebukuro
Swagat Ningyocho
Black Lion (Meguro)

Beauty/Health, Fashion Shops
Kanful Uraharajuku
Acura Acupuncture
Sin Den
Boudoir
American Clinic
PCY

Accomodations

Roppongi-Azabu-Shiba

Pacific Tower Roppongi
Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown
Oakwood Residence Roppongi T-Cube
Oakwood Apartments Roppongi Central
Oakwood Residence Azabujuban
Tokyo Prince Hotel
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

Ginza-Tokyo
Mercure Hotel Ginza
Conrad Tokyo
Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza
Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome
The Peninsula Tokyo
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
Ginza Washington Hotel
Hotel Monterey Ginza

Shinjuku
Keio Plaza Hotel
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Hilton Tokyo
Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Oakwood Apartments Shinjuku

Shinagawa-Takanawa
Sheraton Miyako Hotel
Hotel Pacific Tokyo
Shinagawa Prince
Apartments33
Oakwood Apartments Shirokane

Shibuya-Ebisu
Shibuya Tobu Hotel
Tokyu Hotel Cerulean Tower
The Westin Tokyo

Akasaka-Tameike
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka
Hotel New Otani

Other

Four Seasons Chinzan-so
Prince Hotel Ikebukuro
Oakwood Residence Aoyama
Oakwood Residence Akasaka
Oakwood Apartments Yotsuya

Embassies, Consulates, Chamber of Commerces
German Embassy
US Embassy
Portuguese Embassy
Canadian Embassy/Consulate
German Tourism Agency
New Zealand Embassy
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
French Embassy/Consulate
Italian Chamber of Commerce
Japanese Consulate Boston

International Schools
British School in Tokyo
Tokyo International School
American School in Japan
HAPPY DAYS
ai International Preschool
Nishimachi International School
Temple University

International Orchid Festival 2009: Feb 14-22

Friday, February 13th, 2009

orchid flower 300x225 International Orchid Festival 2009: Feb 14 22

Tokyo Dome will once again be the site of the International Orchid Festival. The Japanese Grand Prix was won by Saito Masahiro with Eul. roempleriana ‘Yoko Y. Saitoh’ Mr. Saito also won the prize last year.

Where: Tokyo Dome
When: Feb 14 (Sat) – Feb 22 (Sun). 10:00-17:30 (entrance by 16:30). Open till 20:30 on Feb 14 only.
Website: www.jgpweb.com
Entrance: 1,800yen for early purchase and 2,000yen for day of event.
Twightlight Tickets: Available online for 1,000yen for entrance from 16:00
Evening Tickets: 1,500yen for on-day purchase from 15:00
Student Tickets: 1,200yen
Group Tickets: 1,800yen for 10 ticket or more purchase
Free entrance to elementary school children and younger.