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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Universal Studios Japan-themed room; Ritz-Carlton Valentine's chocolates; spa special in Kobe
Special winter spa offer in Kobe
The ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is holding a special winter promotion called Healing with Classic at the hotel's Angsana Spa, through Feb. 28.
Angsana Spa is a sister brand of the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa in Phuket, Thailand. There are 36 Angsana Spa facilities in operation around the world.
This plan offers a 120-minute treatment package for two. Customers can relax with a whole-body massage using blended natural ingredients including native flowers and fruits, followed by a 30-minute face or foot massage.
After the massage treatments are over, customers can enjoy 30 minutes of relaxation time in the elegantly designed treatment room.
The plan is available at ¥31,500 per pair, including tax.
The ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is adjacent to Shin-Kobe Station, about 2 minutes from Sannomiya Station by train. For more information or to make reservations, call (078) 291-8063 or visit www.anacrowneplaza-kobe.jp/stay .
Ritz-Carlton Valentine's chocolates
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, will offer a variety of chocolate gifts for Valentine's Day, from Feb. 1 to 14, at its shop The Ritz-Carlton Cafe and Deli.
The shop is conveniently located on the ground level in the inner courtyard of the Tokyo Midtown complex.
The shop will offer special chocolate selections such as the Coeur Chocolate box, containing white almond powder-coated chocolates encased in a red heart-shaped box made of chocolate. It is available at ¥2,400 including tax. Both the design and the passionate red color of the gift box are intended to capture the mood of Valentine's Day.
A variety of other sweet gifts, such as the ever-popular chocolate truffles or the 20-piece wooden box sets, are also available.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, can be accessed directly from Exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines. For more information, call (03) 6434-8711 or visit www.ritz-carlton.jp .
Universal Studios Japan-themed room
The Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is offering a special accommodation plan in collaboration with one of the most popular theme parks in Japan, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, through March 15.
The Rihga Royal is an alliance hotel of the park and has created a special room decorated colorfully with Universal Studios characters such as Woody Woodpecker. There is even a play area for children in the room. The plan offers one-day tickets for the park and a one-night stay in the special room.
The plan is available for various occasions, such as a family trip or a visit with friends.
The plan in the special room starts from ¥40,700 per night. For an additional ¥1,500 per person, guests can enjoy breakfast at either the hotel's all-day dining restaurant Remone or Japanese restaurant Nadaman. Prices include tax and a service charge.
There is also a plan without the tickets for those who may have an annual passport to the theme park.
The Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is directly connected to Nakanoshima Station (Keihan Line). There is also a daily shuttle bus service from Osaka Station. For more information or reservations, call (06) 6441-1121 or visit www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/index.html .