Every year, through February and March, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo celebrates the Hina-matsuri festival, a time when families pray for the health and growth of their daughters. The main lobby, and other locations around the hotel, will showcase 6,500 handmade hanging silk dolls which are said to trap evil spirits and bring girls good luck. They are sure to delight everyone who sees them.
Nine of the hotel’s restaurants are also doing something special for the Hina-matsuri festival, with menus offering colorful and exquisite dishes that highlight this time of year through fresh, seasonal ingredients.
The tradition of “bonsai” miniature decorative sculptured plants, which has been a traditional part of Japanese culture dating back to the Heian Period (794 to 1185), will be highlighted in this year’s exhibition. The art of “bonsai” is said to have started during the Heian Period and became a popular traditional part of “Japanese female culture” from the Meiji Period. Through to the Meiji era, Japanese women were introduced to bonsai as part of their learning on refinement and etiquette, which was said to help instill a sense of beauty in their souls.
Are you interested in Japanese tea ceremony?
This is a good opportunity for you to find out the art of Japanese tea. Tea ceremony demonstrations will be held at our traditional tea room "Sho-fu-an," offering a tranquil atmosphere and be available to both staying guests and visitors. Soak in this Japanese tradition while you are in the hotel.
The beautiful traditional Japanese wedding Kimono is usually only available to brides holding a Japanese wedding ceremony in Japan. Try this luxurious and unique experience to make your Japan trip
even more memorable!!
* Advanced reservation is needed.
* This special experience is only available for hotel guests.
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will be hosting Japanese harp (KOTO 筝) recitals in the main lobby. Be sure not to miss out on this unforgettable celebration of one of Japan's most dearly loved traditions!
The KOTO is a traditional Japanese instrument made from kiri wood and has 13 strings. The origin of the KOTO began in China and was imported to Japan in the 8th century. In the early days, the KOTO was only played by royalty. During the Edo period (1603-1868), the KOTO spread among the upper class society and eventually to the middle class. Today, the KOTO has become one of the most popular Japanese instruments.
Join us for an exclusive Ikebana workshop at Keio Plaza Hotel by Ikebana artist and Master instructor (Sogetsu Ikebana School) Hiroki Maeno, who’s work is thought to take a life of their own. The world of Maeno has come to transcend the boundaries of Ikebana. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to explore another form of Japanese art with your own hands.
From 1st February to 31st March
More than 30 different desserts in the theme of Strawberry are offered at All Day Dining “Jurin”. Enjoy strawberries for their sweetness as well as their refreshing sour tang.
The hotel's restaurants are doing something special for the Hina-matsuri festival, with menus offering colorful and exquisite dishes that highlight this time of year through fresh, seasonal ingredients.
You can enjoy meny types of Japanese food experiences within the hotel.
Keio Plaza Hotel is proud to introduce our original hotel rooms decorated with the globally loved Hello Kitty! Two different HELLO KITTY theme rooms are available. Immerse yourself in Princess Kitty’s private space or surround yourself with Kitty and her friends in a pop atmosphere of Kitty Town room.
Enjoy a world of dreams with HELLO KITTY!