From July 1st until August 31st, the Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel will host a Peach and Mango afternoon tea event which features a variety of sweets that incorporate these summer fruits. There are classics like Peach Melba and scones with white peach jam, along with fresh flavor combinations such as an acerola and mango pudding. Several savory dishes are included on the menu as well, which can be found in full here.
The afternoon tea event is priced at 4,600 yen per head, and reservations are required no later than 5pm on the day before your intended visit. This can be done on the official hotel website.
The Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel is located around 15 minutes via taxi (or the free hotel shuttle) from Katata Station, served by the JR Kosei Line.
For those who opt to drive, the hotel is around 15 kilometers from the Meishin Expressway's Ritto Interchange. On-site parking is available.
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