Japan probably features on most people’s ‘places to visit in my lifetime’ list right now. Known for its world-class food, cherry-blossom season, steamy hot springs, five-star restaurants and high-rise cities, there’s something in Japan for every type of holidayer. Whatever you’re looking for out of your Japan escape, here are ten reasons why you should make Hilton your hotel of choice for your trip.
The Japan National Tourism Organisation pinpoints both Toyko and Osaka as two out of the four hot destinations – Kyoto and Hiroshima complete the list – on their recommended ‘Golden Route’ through the country. Make the most of your time in Japan by ticking off these two beautiful hotspots in absolute style with Luxury Escapes’ offers at the Hilton Tokyo and Hilton Osaka.
The ideal base for experiencing modern Japan, Hilton Tokyo is located in Shinjuku – known as the heart of Tokyo’s business, shopping and entertainment district. Easily explore nearby attractions including colourful Harajuku, Ginza, Akihabara and the famous Tokyo Skytree, shop up a storm at the hundreds of nearby shops or experience the nightlife of Kabushiki (home to the world-famous Robot Restaurant and Golden Gai).
With cuisine so good it was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Japan is a nirvana for food-lovers. And better yet, you won’t even need to leave the hotel to experience some of the best dishes. Head the hotel’s Junisoh restaurant where you’ll dine on a Japanese meal of some of the best local ingredients in Japan including high-quality nigiri sushi, Teppan grill wagyu sirloin and authentic Japanese desserts.
3. The Rooms
Pull back the traditional Japanese shades to unveil impressive views of Shinjuku’s sparkling skyline from the comfort of a Deluxe Room. A serene solace from busy city life, you’ll have no trouble unwinding here after a big day spent exploring Tokyo. Pour yourself a warm bath or step into the luxurious rain shower, slip into your Yutaka (Japanese cotton kimono), pop on the signature in-room slippers and relax knowing a good nights’ sleep awaits in your plush king-size bed.
4. Free shuttle service
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to Shinjuku station and access to Tokyo metro so you’re always connected to the best of this electric city.
With an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and Japanese bath in the 24-hour health club, you’ll never have a problem relaxing after a long day exploring Tokyo.
Known as ‘the Nation’s kitchen’, Osaka is a city that loves to eat and guests will never be short of an incredible meal. Staying at Hilton Osaka puts you in the heart of Osaka’s busy Umeda district with a diverse range of shopping (the hotel is even directly connected to a large shopping centre) and easy access to the famous Dotonbori Street lined with fabulous restaurants, quirky shops and colourful neon signs.
8. The Deluxe Rooms
Located on one of the hotel’s higher floors, these renovated rooms boast large windows framing city views, plush king bed, work desk, seating area with sofa and premium amenities including a Yukata (Japanese kimono), slippers and magazines.
9. Transport connections
Located opposite Osaka Station, Japan is yours to explore. Hop aboard a 20-minute train ride to Kobe and tantalise your taste buds in the birthplace of Kobe beef, discover traditional Japan in Kyoto – once the capital of Japan the city is home to magnificent imperial palaces, classic temples and picturesque gardens, or visit one of Japan’s oldest parks in Nara where you can hand feed sika deer.
7. The Food
If you fancy a break from Japanese food, the hotel’s Windows on the World restaurant serves Italian fare in a romantic setting. Located on the 35th floor of the hotel, be sure to reserve a window seat to enjoy breathtaking views of Osaka as you sip a martini cocktail and indulge in a plate of pasta.
10. The Facilities
When you’re not out exploring Osaka, you can unwind with a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or session in the fitness centre or on the jogging track.
Discover more of Japan by tuning into Luxury Escapes – The World’s Best Holidays TV Show on Channel 10 this Saturday.
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