Cherry Blossoms with Shangri La

Cherry blossom season in Japan

Japan turns pink in early spring with cherry blossoms from south to north across the country, usually reaching Tokyo by the end of March, which will impress children young and old. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo offers an opportunity to view this delight of spring with tours around the Imperial Palace, Chidorigafuchi or surrounding Tokyo Tower, with complimentary use of one of the hotel’s chauffeured limousines for two hours. The latest addition to Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s ‘Explore Tokyo in Style’ series, the ‘Cherry Blossom Season in Style’ option is available from 20 March until 15 April 2013.

Reservations are now open for stays between 15 March and 20 April. A minimum stay of two nights is required and accommodation in a 50-square-metre Deluxe Room costs ¥71,000 per night based on double occupancy. Please enquire for rates for family accommodation.

In addition, the hotel concierge can tailor ‘Spring Excursions’ for guests wishing to see cherry blossoms in some of Japan’s outstanding resorts in locations of extraordinary natural beauty ­- especially in the spring. Recommendations include Hoshinoya Kyoto, on the banks of the Hozu River in Arashiyama; Kai Hakone, with sightseeing to view Mount Fuji and the cherry blossoms; Kai Matsumoto, in the shadow of the grand Matsumoto Castle; and Kai Tsugaru, where guests can enjoy the evening cherry blossoms of Hirosaki Castle.

Guests can also use the hotel’s complimentary ‘Meet and Greet’ service. A dedicated member of the hotel staff will meet the guest at the platform of the Shinkansen (bullet train) inside Tokyo Station and escort the guest personally to the hotel. On departure, guests are escorted to the relevant departure platform of Tokyo Station.

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 as well 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. The hotel’s CHI Spa 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.

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