From 24 July 2020 until 6 September 2020, the world’s attention diverts to Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will increase Tokyo’s – including Japan’s – appeal as one of the world’s leading destination cities. Tokyo, home to 35 million residents, aims to welcome 10 million international visitors annually, and the Games is an excellent platform to help Tokyo in reaching that target.
By Jeremy Khalil on February 5, 2020
The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo(KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special event and exhibition of the Japanese traditional performing art called “Noh” from September 27 (Friday) to November 27 (Wednesday), 2019. This exhibition is held in cooperation with The National Noh Theatre and marks the fourth time that this event will be held. This year’s exhibition is based upon the “Tale of the Heike” historical epic poetry that portrays the battle between the Heike and the Minamoto clans for control of Japan and the rise and fall of the Taira Family (Heike). Also, various precious props, art and literary works, including masks carved from wood, costumes and other items, associated with Noh plays such as “Shunkan (A Buddhist priest who plotted to bring down the ruling Taira Family)” and “Atsumori (A young warrior of the Taira Family who was killed in battle)” will be provided by The National Noh Theatre for display. Complimentary shortened performances of Noh programs will be held in our Lobby on October 15 (Tuesday) and 28 (Monday), 2019 by Tsunao Yamai of the Komparu School of Noh, who will also provide a lecture on the art of Noh.
By Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo on September 30, 2019
The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will host a special “Spring Cherry Blossom Festival” with menu items prepared by executive chefs from March 1 to April 30 2019.
By Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo on March 29, 2019
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By Traveloka on February 26, 2019
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By Traveloka on February 26, 2019
Vietjet marks the start of the New Year with the official launch of its newest service connecting Hanoi and Tokyo. This is the airline’s third link between Vietnam and Japan, meeting not only the increased demand for air travel, but also contributing to the development of tourism, trade and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
By Vietjet on January 15, 2019
Guests can catch a glimpse of ancient Japan by booking Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s Traditional Japanese Performing Arts & Sushi offer. This provides guests with an opportunity to explore the hotel’s historic Nihonbashi neighbourhood and visit the newly opened Suigian theatre restaurant nearby, where they will be transported back in time.
By Mandarin Oriental on December 3, 2018
Being 45 storeys high, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo was the first skyscraper hotel in Japan with 1,437 rooms. Though the hotel is already 46 years old (it first opened on 5 June 1971), it is still excellently maintained and remain strongly relevant. What we love about Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is the fact that it invites travellers to learn more about many aspects of Japanese culture and art. The following are what guests of the hotel must do when staying there: 1. Participate in Japanese Tea Ceremony Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo has a dedicated Tea Ceremony Room where staying and outside guests can witness how a proper Japanese tea ceremony is conducted by a tea master who started to practise this art since […]
By Jeremy Khalil on March 31, 2017
Keio Plaza Hotel (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition of traditional Japanese arts entitled “Enjoying Japan’s Traditional Hinamatsuri Girls’ Doll Festival at Keio Plaza Hotel” displaying various traditional art ornaments in the third floor lobby of the hotel from February 1 to March 27, 2017. This annually held exhibition has been extremely well received by guests, and this year features some 6,500 finely hand woven silk doll decorations, Japanese art items depicting scenes of “Japanese female culture” from the Meiji Period (1868 to 1912), and “Bonsai” miniature decorative sculptured plants to give visitors a taste of Japan’s traditional arts representative of the “Hinamatsuri Doll Festival”. In addition, ten of their restaurants […]
By Gaya Travel on February 8, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 DECEMBER 2016 – Pop star Jessie J brought a piece of London glamour to the streets of Tokyo as she boarded a red London bus in the heart of downtown Tokyo to help British Airways bring a slice of eccentric British culture to the Japanese capital. The star – famous for songs including Price Tag – surprised locals by appearing as part of British Airways’ London For Less campaign, which is highlighting the fantastic value foreign visitors can currently enjoy in England at the moment. British Airways pilots and crew took over Tokyo’s streets to celebrate how international travellers into London can currently enjoy the city’s most famous attractions for up to 45 per cent cheaper than […]
By Gaya Travel on December 5, 2016
November 9th 2016 – saw the official opening celebration of the first Japanese flagship Boutique in Tokyo, on Ginza Namiki Street. In the morning, Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with influencers from the watchmaking world to the fashion universe, followed by a cocktail reception in the evening. Daniel Riedo, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO and Stefano Bossi, Jaeger-LeCoultre Brand Manager in Japan, personally welcomed 150 guests and officially inaugurated the Grand Opening of the Boutique. Special Guest, Maki Tamaru, wore a Reverso by Christian Louboutin from the Atelier Reverso, a unique concept created to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the iconic Reverso watch. On this occasion, exclusive watches were on display at the Boutique: the grande complication watch Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon and a high jewellery […]
By Gaya Travel on November 28, 2016
Hong Kong, 14 November 2016 – Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, the only hotel in Japan to be rated five stars by Forbes Travel Guide 2016 in both the hotel and spa categories for two consecutive years, is delighted to announce the launch of a Digital Wellness Retreat, designed to release guests from the stress caused by the use of digital devices such as smart phones and tablets. The new Digital Wellness Retreat combines both accommodation and wellness-themed dining offers in the hotel’s restaurants, and is available until 31 March 2017. Mandarin Oriental’s Digital Wellness programme is designed to help guests find new ways to manage their relationship with technology and the stress that can come with a constantlyconnected digital lifestyle, and was introduced […]
By Gaya Travel on November 16, 2016
Gaya Travel received an invitation to join a familiarisation trip to Japan organised by Hokuriku-Shinetsu Ministry of Tourism & Transportation, coordinated by Relation Japan Inc.
By Ahmad Furqaan Hod on August 24, 2016
“Incomplete,” said a fellow friend of mine when asked about not including Japan as a must-have in a standard travel bucket list. The reason is simple: Japan is really meant for everyone from adventure seekers and bold trendsetters to families with small children. So, when Gaya Travel Magazine received an invitation to join a familiarisation trip to Japan courtesy of Kanto Transport Bureau and Relation Japan Inc. last September 2014, I simply jumped for joy. The fact that Japan itself is considerably large with many worthy attractions, it is near to impossible to explore all of them in such a short period. Therefore, how on earth did I make the most of my recent visit to Japan? Thanks to Kanto Transport Bureau […]
By Shahida Sakeri on December 14, 2015
Cathay Pacific is unveiling a brand-new lounge experience for passengers travelling out of Tokyo International Airport Haneda from 9 December 2014. Located on Level 6 near Gate 114, the lounge will be the first to be operated by a non-Japanese carrier in the Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal.
By Gaya Travel on December 12, 2014
Furthering its ambitions as a patron of the arts, this week Palace Hotel Tokyo complements its role as Official Partner Hotel of Art Fair Tokyo 2014 with the debut of a three-night package designed to entice art enthusiasts from around the world with exclusive VIP access to the event.
By Gaya Travel on January 5, 2014
The past few months have been hectic for us, as we had been heavily involved in large scale programmes such as the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia to Central Sarawak, Kembara Kraf Selangor 2013, Malaysia Tourism Hunt (MTH) 2013, all of which are covered within the pages of this issue. Speaking of MTH, which is Tourism Malaysia’s laudable effort, it encourages international tourists to drive around Malaysia on their own and take advantage of the country’s good road systems to know more about the destinations and people. We therefore invite all travellers coming into Malaysia to consider renting a decent car (equipped with navigation system of course) and begin exploring the country independently and flexibly, allowing them to uncover more interesting facets of Malaysia along the way.
By Gaya Travel on November 26, 2013
Across the moat from Japan’s tranquil Imperial Palace gardens, the city’s most lauded, new luxury hotel is abuzz with preparations for a New Year celebration that’s equal parts tradition, sophistication and fun.
By Gaya Travel on October 3, 2013
PPhenomenal! If J-Pop culture and Harajuku Dolls are your things, waste no time and make your way to Level 6, Pavilion to experience yourself the ambience of the Land of Sunrise, Japan. Tokyo Street is the new attraction for tourists, local and international, to dive into the indulgence of shopping experience for people who are looking for something new and trendy.
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2012
En Ginza (pronounced as ‘Ann Ginja’) Cafe is a dining place nestled in a corner of the newly opened Tokyo Street on Level 6, Pavilion, a popular shopping centre in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. ‘En’ refers to circle while ‘Ginza’ refers to a trendy area in Tokyo.
By Gaya Travel on February 21, 2012