The diorama in the lobby of the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba showcases the winter scenery of a European village with railroads and people living there, as part of a display for charity. The names and logos attached to the trains, bridges, houses and signboards are sponsors whose donations go to the Playground of Hope which connects volunteers with communities in need of a place for kids, parents and grandparents to play and interact together. The display was in the lobby until late December last year. .
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Want to try something other than Japanese food in Japan? How about German food with a Japanese twist?
Schmatz was founded in Tokyo by three Germans who wanted to share their country’s delicious German beers and comfort foods with Japan and the rest of world. They brew their own German beers and cook German classics as well as Japanese dishes with a twist. There are 6 Schmatz locations in Tokyo, including Shinjuku and Akasaka. “Schmatz” is a term in German to describe a sound of happiness – sound to describe the kiss you give your grandma on the cheek, or the sound you make when something is super delicious. 📷:
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