Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, food and beverages to encourage tourism to Japan, announced its 2013 program that will take place at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall on March 19-21, 2013. The multi-day festival will showcase Japan as an incomparable travel destination by celebrating its cuisine, drinks, music, art and culture.
A corner of the hall will be devoted to Japanese ekiben, which are bento boxes specifically sold at railway train stations throughout Japan. Their prices range from $12 to $25. The bento boxes will also be available for purchase at Grand Central Terminal during Japan Week on March 19-21, 2013. A tachinomiya (standing bar) will offer sake and shochu. Japan Week will sponsor and participate in Japanese Restaurant Week will take place in New York City from March 4-18, 2013 with over 35 restaurants participating.
Throughout Manhattan, the participating Japanese restaurants are: Aburiya Kinnosuke, Aki on West 4th, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Cha-An, CURRY-YA, Donguri, Greenwich Grill, Go Go Curry, Hakata Tonton, Hakubai / Kitano Hotel, Hasaki, Hatsuhana, High-Collar, Kubo-chan Ramen, Kyotofu, Marumi, Megu Midtown, Misoya, Ootoya, Rai Rai Ken, Restaurant Nippon, Robataya, Ronin, Sakagura, Sake Bar Decibel, Shimizu, Soba Koh, Soba-ya, Sunrise Mart, Sushi Ann, Sushi Azabu, Sushiden Madison Ave., Sushiden 6th Ave., Tori Shin and Wasan.
Additional Japan tourism and travel information, including brochures, will be available at some participating restaurants to encourage diners to learn more about Japan as well as their cuisine and culture. In addition diners will be encouraged to upload photos of the food and drinks enjoyed during Japanese Restaurant Week to Japan Week’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and share their experiences at the restaurants and express their desire to visit Japan in person. Delta Airlines, which provides nonstop New York to Tokyo flights, will award complimentary round-trip New York to Tokyo airline tickets as Grand Prizes to the contest winners of the contest that will be conducted.
About Japan Week:
Founded in 2012, Japan Week is open to the general public and promotes Japanese cuisine, culture and tourism. For more information about Japan Week, please visit http://japanweek.us and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow them on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY. For more information about travel to Japan, please visit www.japantravelinfo.com.