Tokyo, 31 March 2014 – Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo announces the addition of three new options to its exclusive range of “Enchanting Excursions”, which start on 1 April 2014.
Foodie Tokyo is a one-day tour exploring Tokyo’s traditional and delicious food culture, while Kunisaki & Yufuin introduces a historic pilgrimage route for Buddhist and Shintoist monks, an old castle town and onsen – a thermal hot spring. Alternatively, guests may enjoy Golf near Mount Fuji, a four-day golf tour that includes some excellent play and a stay in Shuzenji to relax at one of Japan’s top-class ryokans.
All Enchanting Excursions include pre- and post-tour stays at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. For Foodie Tokyo, the length of stay may be adjusted according to the guests’ needs.
These new additions to Shangri-La’s Enchanting Excursions are provided in collaboration with Walk Japan. These unique explorations of authentic Japanese culture – even the golf tour has a distinctive Japanese feel – and some of the country’s little-known, but true gems may be experienced in the company of an expert Walk Japan guide.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s guests can also join Walk Japan during its scheduled tours or on a private, custom tour. All Enchanting Excursions, including Walk Japan tours, are available via the hotel’s concierge.
Foodie Tokyo is a stroll through Tokyo’s culinary scene in the company of an expert guide who will show guests around some of the city’s markets, food emporiums and the city’s culinary highlights during the course of a day.
Kunisaki and Yufuin is a walk on the unbeaten path in a beautiful, rural peninsula that was once a Buddhist stronghold. Guests will stay in charming Japanese inns with relaxing onsen. The tour will culminate with a night at one of the top-class establishments in the nearby delightful resort town of Yufuin.
Golf near Mount Fuj includes several days’ play at the hotel’s favourite area in Hakone that is framed in the majestic shadow of Mt. Fuji. As an alternative, guests may also choose to play at any of Japan’s 2,000 golf courses, from Hokkaido in the far north to Okinawa in the sub-tropical south.
Other options include a walk from post town to post town along the ancient Nakasendo Way and a specially designed Gourmet & Art itinerary. All trips include first-class bullet train travel to destinations, overnight stays in the best and most interesting available Japanese ryokans and private vehicle hire where necessary.
The Walk Japan tour packages include:
- Daily breakfast at Piacere or The Lobby Lounge
- Late check-out until 6 p.m.
For further information, please contact the hotel at (81 3) 6739 7888.
About Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo
The 200-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo opened on 2 March 2009 as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Japan. The hotel occupies the top 11 floors of the 37-floor, mixed-use Marunouchi Trust Tower Main building, located adjacent and with direct access to Tokyo Station, which serves as the terminus of the Shinkansen bullet train network that extends nationwide and as the city’s railway hub that connects local train and subway lines with regional services. The hotel’s dining facilities include Piacere, a signature Italian restaurant; Nadaman, which serves authentic Japanese kaiseki cuisine and The Lobby Lounge. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La features ancient Chinese healing therapies and is the first CHI spa to open in Japan. CHI offers six treatment rooms that are the largest self-contained spa suites in Tokyo.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com