[Hoshinoya Tokyo] “Edo Ryomi Stay”, where you can experience the wisdom and coolness of Edo life, will be held again this year.


Japanese ryokan Hoshinoya Tokyo in Otemachi, Tokyo, will again offer the ‘Edo Ryomi Stay’ programme from 22 July to 6 August 2024, which will take in the wisdom of the Edo lifestyle and the sensibility to feel cool and stay cool.

Making 'tsuri-shinobu' in a specially set up guest room

In a room decorated with seasonal flowers and glass goldfish, guests make tsuri-shinobi, one of Japan’s classic gardening traditions. Tsuri-shinobi are said to have originated in the mid-Edo period, when gardeners made them as gifts for their customers and people fished the lush ‘shinobudama’ under the eaves of their houses to feel cooler in their presence. The tsuri-shinobu you make can be taken home with you, so you can continue to feel the coolness of the Edo period in your own home.

Evening cool down with original cocktails in the 'cool down seats' of a chartered boat.

In the Edo period (1603-1868), when “Cooling on the Okawa (Sumida River)” was a summer tradition, people used to spend their summer evenings on boats to beat the heat. Following this custom, this programme offers ‘Ryoumi seating’ on boats where visitors can enjoy the evening cool. This is an evening to enjoy an original cocktail prepared by our staff while enjoying the view of Tokyo and the cool breeze.

Meals with ingredients familiar to the people of Edo.

For dinner, a ‘conger eel bara chirashi zen’ will be served, using the conger eel that Tokyo Bay is famous for and which has been popular with the people since the Edo period (1603-1868). Fermented foods such as amazake and doburoku are served, as well as shaved ice with plenty of peaches, which are in season in the summer, for dessert.

'Edo Ryomi Stay' Overview.

Period: 22 July – 6 August 2024.
Charge: 117,080 yen for 1 person, 156,360 yen for 2 persons, 195,640 yen for 3 persons (incl. tax and service charge, excluding accommodation).
What is included: Charter boat (60-minute course), mirin cocktail, fishing ninja making in guest rooms, room service in guest rooms, dinner (conger eel rose chirashi set, shaved ice), breakfast.
Remarks: Some contents may be subject to change depending on circumstances.




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