Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Man Assaults Girls in Minami Ashigara Shi

"A 28-year-old man was arrested for assault on Monday, accused of punching a 13-year-old girl in the face and kicking a 9-year-old girl in her face as they were walking home from school.

Police said the second-year junior high school student was attacked by the man just after 3 p.m. on a street in Minamiashigara City, leaving her with a broken nose. The man then attacked the fourth-grade elementary school student about 10 minutes later in the same area, inflicting slight injuries to her right eye, police said."

--Japan Today


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa

"Nestled in the quiet foothills of Hakone is the impressive Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa. Opened in 2004 and awarded “World Travel Award - Japan’s Leading Spa Resort” three years in a row, this resort is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to rejuvenate oneself from the stress of city life.

The lobby is a jaw-dropper – a vast high ceiling, sunlight pouring in from the big windows and a simply decorated, spacious lounge area. The modernly designed guest rooms (rates range from 18,650 yen to 27,650 yen/person) are located in the main wing and all the 172 rooms overlook the Sagami Bay where the spectacular views combined with fresh sea air will knock years off your life. If you want to spoil yourself, you can choose the Japanese or Western-style suites or take it a step further and indulge in one of the 10 cottages that are hidden in the garden."

--Meiko Yoshioka, Japan Today

The view from the plateau where this Odawara resort is situated is breathtaking.

The spa, and pools are amazing as well. For the kids, this resort and Yunessan in
Hakone are hard to beat! I often take my children here to swim and enjoy the sports
facilities--basketball, table tennis, tennis, weight training and more. It is a beautiful
hotel too. Highly recommended!

The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa is located at 583-1 Nebukawa, Odawara City, Kanagawa, 250-0024. Tel: 0465-29-1000, fax: 0465-28-1233. It is a 15-minute shuttle bus ride from Odawara Station. There is also a regular 5-minute shuttle bus service from Nebukawa Station, two stops from Odawara.

External Link:http://www.hilton.co.jp/odawara

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