Rare clear unblocked view of Mount Fuji during New Year! Lucky!
Headed out to join our friends for Chinzanso Hotel for their New Year Lunch Buffet.
There are 2 sessions to lunch and 2 sessions for dinner, we took the later slot from 2 – 345pm for about 5500JPY per person with free flow of drinks.
Every table has a bottle of the Sapporo New Year Limited brew for New Year which we used to start off our kanpai!
Off to seek our late lunch.
Lunch choices were mainly Japanese staples
With lots of New Year food.
Of course, there are sushi too.
Sampling on everything.
Looks yummy right?
A bit of everything of the osechi food (new year food for Japanese.)
You must also drink rice cake soup during New Year too.
The roast beef was really good.
The most famous dish from this hotel is the stewed egg plant. It was really delicious, we took lots of it.
Hitting on the dessert.
Japanese dessert is really too sweet.
After lunch, we took a walk around the hotel’s beautiful garden and lobby to walk off our heavy lunch
We were wondering if this was a real lobster
Their beautiful garden which is pretty all year around. Popular with couples too.
Lots of landscaping and waterfalls too.
Remnants of Autumn though it was already winter.
Before I came back to Singapore, I was involved in a short interstitial for Hello Japan Channel for Chinzanso so this is not the first time I have visited their hotel and garden. Filming was taken in Summer as it was a different type of set up with lots of summer decorations like the wind chimes. Chinzanso also offers Japanese tea ceremony experience for tourists so you can check it out if you want to experience some Japanese culture when visiting it.
Check out the video if you have time.