Ruth’s Fifth Monthly Column for Courrier Japon Published

Ruth’s fifth column, entitled “Magic Responses in Business English” has just been published in the web magazine Courrier Japon. In this installment, we look at traditional Japanese business culture, which sees supervisors checking on their staff regularly and asking them Continue Reading

Hakone’s Hidden Wonder: An Awe-Inspiring Temple in a Cedar Forest

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji Daiyuzan Saijo-ji is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that was built more than 615 years ago. Although it is still frequented by devout worshipers from all across Japan, it remains one of the less talked about magnificent places in Continue Reading

Discover the Japanese Tea Ceremony at Chazen

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony is one of the best examples of “omotenashi,” or Japanese hospitality. It’s a beautiful demonstration of welcoming and a truly signature Japanese experience. At Ginza Chazen, visitors can learn all about the traditional tea ceremony Continue Reading

H&R Roppongi: Premium Japanese Style Rooms

Planning to visit Tokyo and looking for a hotel that’s modern yet quintessentially Japanese? Hotel and Residence Roppongi’s rooms have different designs. The cushions in our Japanese style rooms are made with traditional Nishijin textiles. Not only will it comfort Continue Reading