Exclusive Offer

Staying at a Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) hotel is always more than just a luxury hotel stay. That’s why we have teamed up with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and local partners to launch four unique and exclusive packages for you to experience Japan in an authentic way between now till April 2018. These prestigious activities include the ultimate sushi experience, get acquainted with a traditional Japanese wedding and a once-in-a-lifetime insight into one of Japan’s most iconic rituals, and showcase both well-known and lesser-known parts of this fascinating country, each coupled with a unique SLH hotel.

“The Essence of Japan” Experiences

2-day gastronomic journey through Tokyo

The first experience, available now, takes place only once a month from December 2017 to April 2018 and leads guests on a two-day gastronomic journey through Tokyo. Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony at a beautiful Bonsai museum, a private sushi dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten hosted by the legendary Chef Jiro himself and accompanied by famous culinary critic Yamamoto Masuhiro who appeared in the movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, and a lunch at Tempura Kondo (January) or Sukiyaki Kappo Hiyama (February, March and April). Guests can further immerse themselves in omotenashi hospitality at the Hotel Gajoen, SLH’s latest member hotel in the Land of the Rising Sun, located in the hip Tokyo neighbourhood of Meguro. This one-in-a lifetime experience is realized exclusively for this collaboration with JNTO, with prices starting from JPY250,000 per person (approx. USD2,200). A dinner spot at Sukiyabashi Jiro generally requires a minimum 6 months’ waiting list and can only be booked by a Japanese resident.

Highlights

  • Premium Tokyo tour followed by a world-class luxury sushi dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza, Tokyo
  • Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony at a beautiful Bonsai museum, a hidden gem in Tokyo
  • Enjoy the special art of Tempura preparation developed by Chef Kondo (January tour)
  • Enjoy the top-quality Kuroge Wagyu beef for lunch at Sukiyaki Kappo Hiyama, a restaurant with more than 80 years of history (February, March and April tour)
  • Stay at a classy suite at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Tour Availability

January 30-31 tour availability: 8 pax (4 pairs)

February 13-14 tour availability: 16 pax (8 pairs)

March 14-15 tour availability 8 pax (4 pairs)

April 11-12 tour availability 16 pax (8 pairs)

Package Price

January, February and April: JPY250,000 per person (Based on double occupancy)

March: JPY300,000 per person (Based on double occupancy)

To book, please email reservation@slh.com or call us.

JIRO Sushi Tour

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3-Day Nara Cultural and Michelin Experience

 

Witness the famous “Shunie” Buddhist ritual at the historic Todaiji Temple in the ancient city of Nara. A 15-metre bronze Daibutsu (Great
Buddha), cast in 749 and the largest in the world, awaits as well as the experience of Otaimatsu, which sees priests run along the corridors
showering visitors with fire sparks from huge pine torches, believed to protect from evil. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki dinner at
Nara’s 3-star Michelin restaurant Wa Yamamura, coupled with a two-night stay in the luxurious suite at Noborioji Hotel Nara, a charming
villa wrapped in the slow flow of time.

Highlights:

  • 2-night stay in the suite room of luxury Noborioji Hotel Nara
  • Witness “Shunie”, the most famous fire ceremony in Japan with a personal guide
  • Enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki dinner at Nara’s only 3-star Michelin restaurant Wa Yamamura
  • An exclusive chance to see Buddhist monks at their ascetic training at Nigatsudo

Package Price

JPY309,530 (For 2 persons; Based on double occupancy)

To book, please email reservation@slh.com or call us.

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5-Day Natural Wonders of World Heritage Site Yakushima Island

Enjoy a luxurious 5-day villa stay at Sankara Hotel & Spa in Yakushima island, and get acquainted with the World Heritage site’s ancient rainforest and friendly deers while traversing the hiking trails. The wondrous subtropical island is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy a truly soul-repairing time in nature.

Highlights

  • Get acquainted with 7,000 year-old cryptomeria trees and friendly deer in an ancient rainforest
  • Go on a Power Spot tour (unique spots in Japan believed to give one healing or special energy)
  • Enjoy walking in nature, hiking, rock-climbing and finish your day with a spa treatment included in your package
  • Luxurious 5-night stay at the unique Sankara Hotel & Spa
  • A butler will take care of your every need as you are busy enjoying nature
  • Treat yourself to specially-made delicacies from the earth and the ocean
  • Optional roundtrip transfer by Cessna aircraft for the ultimate luxury
  • Only 4 packages available

Package Price

JPY843,750 per person (Based on double occupancy)

To book, please email reservation@slh.com or call us.

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2-Day Japanese Traditional Wedding Experience

Kick off a wedding celebration in memorable style at the ‘Palace of the Dragon God’, otherwise known as the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. This package offers the opportunity for a traditional Japanese wedding or couples photoshoot in the hotel’s ornate halls adorned with stunning Japanese heritage paintings and laquerwork or at the hotel’s chapel.

Highlights

  • Stay in an Executive suite at Hotel Gajoen, an elegant 5-star hotel in the heart of Tokyo
  • Beautiful wedding or couple photoshoot including professional dressing, hairdresser and all photo data
  • Capture your pictures in the stunning Japanese style room or dedicated Western style chapelEnjoy a sumptuous dinner and performance prepared exclusively for you
  • Be pampered by a professional team, who will take care of every single detail

Package Price

JPY837,000 (For 2 persons; Based on double occupancy)

To book, please email reservation@slh.com or call us.

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Japan mesmerizes many travellers with its diverse offerings from history, nature, culture, gourmet to modern urban life

Filip Boyen, CEO at SLH