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Basic Japanese Words You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

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Planning your next trip to Japan but afraid of the language barrier? Though there are still Japanese that speaks English, it is good to equip yourselves with some basic Japanese words and phrases, breaking down the communication barriers.

1. Yes & No

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Accepting or rejecting an offer, agreeing or disagreeing with something, that is the utmost basic in learning a new language. Yes in Japanese pronounce as Hai, and No is pronounce as Iye.

However, you probably won’t hear much Japanese use the word Iye. Instead, it is more commonly known by saying Daijobu. Daijobu has a few meaning, it can be translated as (That’s Ok, It’s alright, I’m Okay, I’m Fine), a more polite way in addressing No or reject.

2. Greetings

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It is always polite to greet someone. The most common greeting phrase that you can use all day long would be Hello Konnichiwa (Face-to-face) or Mushi Mushi (Phone conversation) Good morning in Japanese is Ohayou Gozaimasu, Good evening is Konbanwa, and Goodnight is Oyasyminasai.

3. Apologies and Requests

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The most proper way to apologize is to say I’m sorry, which is Gomennasai in Japanese. However, if you request for some help, you could use Please (Onegaishimasu) or simply saying Excuse Me (Sumimasen).

As Japan is a country that focuses on politeness, you will find that the locals will use Please and Excuse Me often. It is almost customary in their daily lives. It will be extremely useful when you would like to ask for help from others, instead of calling strangers Hey You!

4. Ask for Prices & Places

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Now, getting advance a bit, we will jump into the frequently asked questions in the Japanese language. So you are a shopaholic and would like to know the price of the goods, you should ask: Korewa Ikura desu ka? (How much is it?) Thinking of bargaining the price? Try asking Makate moreamasen ka? (Could you give me a discount?)

As for those who would like to enquire the location of certain places, you could ask ___doko desuka in Japanese, which means (Where is ____?) Eg: 7-Eleven doko desuka? (Where is 7 Eleven)

There’s another one that is useful for travel. ____arimasuka? (Is there____? Or Do you have____?) For example, you want to look for ATMs, so you could simply ask: ATM arimasuka?

5. Last Resort

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If you have absolutely no clue how to communicate with Japanese that doesn’t speak English, these few sentences are your last resort to seek help:

  • Eigo wakari masuka? (Do you understand English?)
  • Nihongo ga wakarimasen (I don’t understand Japanese.)
  • Just point on the map or train station and ask Doko? (Where’s this?)
  • If you are unsure, ask them with Daijobu (Is it ok?)

Don’t be surprised that the Japanese are heart-warming individuals that would stay behind and help you out. If they are unable to communicate with you, they will make sure to find somebody that could assist you before getting off.

Make sure you remember to thank them properly and politely for their kind services. A simple Arigato Gozaimasu (Thank you) will make their day.

So what are you waiting for? Gear yourselves up with these basic Japanese words and phrases so that you won’t be panicking on what to speak or say at the country of the Sun!

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club makes influencer management a breeze by leveraging social commerce and messaging platforms to provide a new engagement environment for influencers and travel brands across the ASEAN Economic Community, Greater China, Japan and South Korea.

Are you interested in harnessing your social influence to connect with our hotel partners across Asia for a free hotel stay? Request your sponsored stay now through Asia Travel Club Social App! Chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub to find out more, or you could also join our Telegram here to get the latest stories update.

 

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4 Reasons to Switch Your Instagram Account into a Business Profile

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Having an Instagram account is a norm these days, but having an Instagram Business Profile is what makes you stand out from the rest. Let us find out the 4 main reasons why you should switch your Instagram account into a business profile!

1. Schedule Post

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Be it a normal Instagram user or an influencer, we are busy at times, there’s no time to post something on social media, yet you still want to be active and have good engagement rates with your fans. How do you do it?

By switching it into a business profile, you can easily schedule post while you are free, to make sure that you have a routine post every single day. It functions exactly like Facebook, set a time and schedule post. It is especially useful for influencers, save your precious time for posting!

2. Insights

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As more and more companies look into influencer marketing, it is essential for you to track your performance, as well as other company does. By having an Instagram business profile, you can get access to their analytic tools, Instagram Insights.

Some of the common metrics to track down your performance inclusive engagement rates (likes, comments, shares), traffics (how many people visits your website), brand sentiment (how many people talks about your brand), sales (revenues generated by content), and even demographics (age group and location of followers).

3. Share Links in Instagram Stories

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Have you seen before in Instagram Stories that some of the posts will have a “Swipe Up” sign at the bottom of the stories? Once you swipe it, you will get prompted and directed to another website or webpage.

This is what the Instagram business profile could offer. As an influencer, you can easily set up a link to the respective websites that you partnered with. It is a way to build up your rapport and get involved in business and marketing.

4. Run Ads and Boost Your Brand

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The next time when you saw some famous artist/ ambassador/ influencer post something, make sure you check on the small line of words right below their username. Most likely there will have words like Sponsored or Sponsored Paid. That proves that they have already switched into a business profile, which lets they post advertisements to boost engagement rate.

As influencers, you can post photos or videos as an advertisement that can direct them to that particular business platform for purchasing of products. It works in sync with Facebook Ads. So you can set up, run, and track a campaign in Instagram Ads the same way as Facebook does.

Time to Switch?

Switching your account from personal into a business profile account is easy, you can simply access it through your settings in Instagram, click on Account and Get More tools, select Business. Ta-da! Congratulations, you can access the features above now!

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club makes influencer management a breeze by leveraging social commerce and messaging platforms to provide a new engagement environment for influencers and travel brands across the ASEAN Economic Community, Greater China, Japan and South Korea.

Are you interested in harnessing your social influence to connect with our hotel partners across Asia for a free hotel stay? Request your sponsored stay now through Asia Travel Club Social App! Chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub to find out more.

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Ways to Earn ATCoins: Complete Mission with ATC PowerShare

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Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a platform that connects influencers and hotel brands across the Asian region. Previously we have introduced what is ATCoins and its usage, so how can we earn more ATCoins? Introducing our new launch program, ATC PowerShare, a specific way to earn ATCoins as well as get engaged. Let’s find out!

Ways to Earn ATCoins

Method 1: Sign Up

Once sign up with Asia Travel Club, a total of 100 ATCoins will be rewarded for first-timer. Once influencer successfully performed social actions for hotels, they will be rewarded with respective ATCoins.

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Method 2: Buy with PayPal

There is another way to get your hands on ATCoins that is through purchase from PayPal. For every 1000 ATCoins, you can purchase it with only US$10!

Great news! We have a promotion going on, you can enjoy 20% discount for purchasing ATCoins now just by entering the promo code: ATCM20!

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Method 3: ATC PowerShare

When you sign in to your account, check on the “Me” selection below, and click on the “Earn more ATCoins” section. You will be automatically directed to our ATC PowerShare page.

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From here, you could see a list of campaigns and projects by ATC PowerShare that we would update from time to time, for our influencers to get on and complete all these missions in exchange reward for ATCoins.

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Once influencer accumulated enough ATCoins, they can exchange a free stay via Asia Travel Club Messenger App, via the section of “Get Free Hotel Stays”.

Each hotel will have different rates. So, make sure you check on the required ATCoins in exchange for free stays on the ATC app. At the moment, influencers would need at least 6000 ATCoins in exchange for a free hotel stay, so stay tuned into our ATC PowerShare missions!

About ATCoins

If you are scratching your head and wondering what is ATCoins, you could check out our previous article here, to find out more about it.

Eager to find out more? Join us at Asia Travel Club today or chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub

 

 

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Benefits of Joining ATC: ATCoins In Exchange For a Free Stay

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Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a platform that connects influencers and hotel brands across the Asian region. In case you haven’t noticed, one of the benefits of joining ATC is getting ATCoins. Let us have a look and see what it provides.

What is ATCoins?

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ATCoins is a point accumulative system for ATC users. It functions similarly like a reward card, where you accumulate points in exchange for rewards. Members can use it to redeem for exciting rewards, which we will explain below.

Usage of ATCoins

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When users (influencers) first signed in to ATC app, they will automatically receive 100 ATCoins. There is also a section below the app called “Get Free Hotel Stays”. This is the place where users can use it in exchange for free hotel stays without requesting to the hotel.

Each hotel will have different rates. So, make sure you check on the required ATCoins in exchange for free stays on the ATC app.

How to earn ATCoins?

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Now, you must be questioning. How can we earn ATCoins? The most effective way in exchange for it is to work closely and effectively with the existing partner hotels on AsiaTravelClub.

After successfully connected with the hotel, influencers are required to perform social actions, such as Facebook, Instagram post, or their blog, etc. Once the performed, ATC will evaluate the effectiveness of their posting via likes, comments, and shares, which in turn converts into the appropriate amount of ATCoins.

Though it might sound easy, there are still possibilities that influencers get rejected by hotels. Hence, we provided some useful tips to increase the success rate in requesting the hotels that you desired.

Make sure you follow the steps below:

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There’s more!

Besides performing social actions, there’s also an alternative way to get your hands on ATCoins. You can simply purchase it! For every 1000 ATCoins, you can purchase it with only US$10.

Eager to find out more? Join us at Asia Travel Club today or chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub

 

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5 Simple Steps to Sign Up as Travel Influencer with ATC

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Being an influencer, you are a Pro in using Instagram and other social media platforms. But coming to follow instructions, probably not. Fred not! Just follow these 5 simple steps and you can sign up now with ATC in becoming a travel influencer.

Step 1: Sign up as an INFLUENCER by using Messenger or WeChat

The first step in getting started with ATC is through Messenger or click here. We are also available in WeChat as well. If you are scratching your head and had no idea where it is, we made it up for you. Please scan the QR Code Below.

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Step 2 Fill in your details and social media profile

Needless to say, fill in all your data as required by ATC and don’t forget to attach a copy of your photo, preferably a mugshot of your face shown clearly. You might also want to add in as much social media profile that you have, to show your versatility in managing various types of social media platforms,

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Step 3: Select the Country and Hotel that you desire

Once you have done with the sign-up process, select the country and hotel that you would desire to stay with. ATC has provided more than 20 hotels across Asia, from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.

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Step 4: Choose the nights of stays and social actions

After clicking onto the desired hotel, you will have to choose the number of nights that you wish to stay (Maximum 3 nights). As an influencer, you would also be given the option of social activities that you can deliver to the hotel. (At least 3 social actions) You could also leave some notes for the Hotel to increase your chances of being selected. For more information, you can refer to the Social Action Guidelines provided at the Social Action Guidelines column.

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Step 5: Submit and Wait for Approval

Yes, yes. This is the torturing part of the whole process. Once the request has been submitted, you would have to wait patiently for their reply. Sometimes it could take up to a week for them to reply on your application status.

Meanwhile, you can like and follow on ATC Facebook and Instagram Page to know more ATC and how to become a travel influencer while waiting for your request.

Chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub to find out more about ATC!

 

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Facts About Cherry Blossoms That You Need To Know For Your Japan Travel

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Spring season has come and everyone is looking forward to seeing Cherry Blossoms during this time of the year. Perhaps, the most famous place to admire this sea of pink flowers would be Japan. But before you prepare for your Japan travel, we’d like to make it more interesting by letting you know these facts about Sakura.

THEY DON’T BLOOM FOR LONG

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Wonder why people hurry to a certain place to catch these delicate flowers still in bloom? It is because they only remain in bloom for one to two weeks. Moreover, you can’t really guess the perfect timing because it depends on several factors such as the location and heat. So, don’t be complacent and plan your Japan travel carefully if you want to see them!

THE FLOWERS AND LEAVES ARE EDIBLE

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Cherry Blossoms aren’t only admired but they are also included as one of many food’s recipes. As a matter of fact, there are different Cherry Blossom-flavoured/inspired food and even a Sakura menu. Aside from the petals, its leaves can be preserved too and used as mocha wrappers and other types of snacks. And yes, Cherry Blossom ice cream exists!

JAPAN ISN’T THE CHERRY BLOSSOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

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Surprise! Many people plan their Japan travel to witness this and most people would think that it is the Cherry Blossom capital of the world. What if we tell you that it is not? Japan doesn’t hold the record but the city of Macon located in Central Georgia does. Furthermore, Macon is home to more than 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Blossom Trees!

HAVING A PICNIC BENEATH THE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE IS A TRADITION IN JAPAN

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When Sakura trees are in full bloom, you will notice that many people flock to parks and have a picnic under the tree. This is a common practice in Japan which is known as ‘Hanami’ that means ‘flower viewing’. The said tradition even began with the members and emperors of the Imperial Palace.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF CHERRY TREE VARIETIES

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These trees might look identical but Cherry Blossom trees have lots of varieties. Japan is home to more than 600 types of Cherry trees and some of these bear fruit while some don’t. Also, it isn’t just pink in colour but it changes its hue from dark to light pink and to white throughout its blooming process once it is the start of spring.

We hope these facts made your Japan travel to witness the beautiful Cherry Blossom a more interesting and exciting one!

 

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8 Wise and Fun Travel Tips for 2019!

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We know that as the wonderful New Year begins, you are also planning more trips for your 2019 travels. And, as it is a new beginning, maybe it’s time for you to begin new travel habits with these travel tips. Check them out!

 

1. Book your flight and hotel first!

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Of course! You have to do the important things like booking flights and hotel rooms of which country you will be heading to. Whether it is a hotel or a resort, let Travel 141 guide you to the best hotels and resorts in Asia! You also might want to apply for travel insurance. This will help you feel secure and safe as you travel to different places.

 

2. Research then plan

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When choosing places to visit in Asia, doing research is a must especially when planning an itinerary.  You can group attractions that are near to your hotel on one day and the places that will take you an hour or more from your hotel on another day. You also have to research on which mode of transportations is convenient and safe.

 

3. Familiarize yourself with the surroundings and language

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Travellers nowadays are very lucky because mobile phones make it easy to do virtually anything. From finding hotel locations to translating languages, you can do it on your phone. But of course, before travelling for 2019, it’s wise to read up on local culture and area to know which place to tick off your list first. It’s also a must that you know a few basic words and phrases to make it easier to communicate with the locals.

 

4. Exchange currency in advance

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Next tip on our list of travel tips is to make sure you exchange currency in advance. Even if you think those credit cards can save you from all your travel expenses including food, entrance fees, and shopping, it’s still important to stack some cash in your wallet.

 

5. Pack clothes that are suitable for your destination

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You don’t wear jackets in tropical countries like Thailand or Philippines, don’t ya? Or, wear tank tops to South Korea or Japan on a winter season? You’ll look weird not only to the locals but to other travellers too. Make sure to know the weather when you’re visiting so you know which kind of clothes to pack. Then again, try to pack light if you plan to go on several shopping sprees.

 

6. Bring a backpack or a tiny purse

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Adventure travellers and solo backpackers can relate to this! You don’t need to bring your huge, luxurious Gucci bag if you want to enjoy hiking or walking. Make sure you pack a bag or backpack that can store all your basic essentials when you’re out and about. Doing this will spare you from the hassle of lugging around a big bag especially if you plan to take the bus or train.

 

7. Make some local friends

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You know what’s the best thing about travelling to different places? You can make many friends! This is why it’s good to practice your English and learn basic greetings. When you make local friends, you’ll surely have fresh news on the latest trends that are happening in their country so you could make more interesting travel plans and ideas the next time you visit them.

 

8. Have fun and enjoy your travel!

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Never forget that the reason you travel is to have fun and enjoy every single moment of your vacation. Don’t stick your nose on your travel plans too much or on what time should you be on your next attraction to visit when you have just already arrived at the first place in your list. Now go and make more memories!

 

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Wellness With A Twist: The Most Unique Spa Treatments in Asia

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Tired of the same old spa retreat and massage? When you visit different countries in Asia, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to spa services. But if you’re looking for a wellness spa resort like no other, check out these unique spa treatments in Asia.

 

Thailand: Ajna and Neuro Light Therapy at Phuket Cleanse

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The Ajna and  Neuro Light Therapy gives a relaxing session through light and music. This Thai spa treatment coordinates the brain and mind using a headphone, coloured crystals hanging overhead, and a golden pyramid device attached above you when you lay on the bed. It is a transformative session where you can lay down and relax, listen to music, and let the neuro-lights calm your mind.

Address: 49 105 soi Soi Ruam Nanachat, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Tel: +66 82 424 4976

Email: stanton@phuketcleanse.com

 

Malaysia: The Colour Therapy at The Banjaran Rejuvenation

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The Banjaran Rejuvenation spa offers a relaxing experience set in a tropical jungle, limestone hills, and crystal caves. This Asian spa resort makes use of colours to set your mood for you to know yourself more through different meditation and spa treatments.

Address: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

Tel: +60 5 210 7777

 

Vietnam: Himalayan Heart Stone Massage at Fusion Maia

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If you’re looking for a great Asian massage, head out to Vietnam for a soothing Himalayan Heart Stone massage. from Natural Living aroma to Himalayan Heart Stone Caring, you’ll definitely enjoy their restorative treatments. Himalayan Heart Stone massage uses warm heart-shaped healing stones to calm the nerves and give you a total body relaxation.

Address: 7th Floor, Vincom Center B, 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 28 3910 1000

Email: info@fusionresorts.com

 

Japan: Wine and Coffee Bath at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa Resort

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One of our favourite unique spa treatments in Asia that we want to share with you is the wine and coffee bath spa in Japan. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a Japanese spa resort that lets you take a dip in their unique spa baths: the most popular wine bath, coffee bath, green tea bath, and more. Sometimes they even let their customers drink wine while bathing. Book now at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Resort!

Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0407, Japan

Tel: +81 460-82-4126

Email: info@yunessun.com

 

Singapore: Choc De-Ager Anti-Aging Treatment at ESTHEVA Spa

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Are you into a sensuous chocolate massage? Choc De-Ager is an indulgent and extraordinary anti-aging treatment which soothes your senses to a whole new level thanks to the luscious massage and wrap which uses pure chocolate as the primary ingredient. It was a winner of the Hippiest Day Spa Experience in Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards in 2013. Even Yana Gupta, a top Indian model and Bollywood actress, was singing praises after her Choc De-Ager experience at ESTHEVA Spa.

“Pure indulgence! I pampered myself with a sensuous chocolate massage.”

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #05-00 Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore 039594 (You may also enter from Marina Square Level 3)

Tel: +65-6266-6833

Business Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 daily

 

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Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day

Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day

 

Many of us dream of being the Prime Minister one day. Well, now you can be the Prime Minister(‘s neighbour)! Capitol Hotel Tokyu is situated in a political district surrounded by various embassies from all over the world. Not only is this location prestigious, but it is also convenient and in the heart of the city.

 

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INGENIOUS ROOM ARRANGEMENT

This hotel in Tokyo has incorporated the traditional Japanese architectural style into all 251 of their guest rooms. “Shoji” paper screens and sliding partitions are artfully arranged into the interiors, making this refined Japanese atmosphere perfect for relaxing. At night, watch as Tokyo lights up from your room where you will have a panoramic view of the cityscape.

 

Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day
The Capitol Suite | Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

 

Choose to stay at the Capitol Suite for an exceptional Capitol Hotel Tokyu VIP experience. This signature suite boasts not only a living room, but also a dining room, a study, and a bed and bathroom. With wide windows lining the living room walls, you will get views of the Imperial Palace and Sky Tree. Laze around in your jacuzzi bathtub with sakura bath salts after a long day of shopping to enjoy tranquillity. As you lather yourself with amenities from the renowned French brand, Guerlain, tap your toes to the beat of the soft jazz playing in the background. Or if you prefer, the BOSE speakers provided in your room can also belt out a rock song.

 

Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day
Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu 

 

After a restful night’s sleep on your feathery soft pillow in this Tokyo hotel, be sure to bring along your complimentary Handy mobile phone before heading to breakfast. This phone will allow you to make unlimited local calls and even international calls to Singapore and 5 other destinations. With this phone, you will also be able to browse the Internet and navigate yourself around the city with preloaded maps.

 

Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day
Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

 

BEST OF JAPANESE CUISINE

At this luxury hotel in Japan, dining options are abundant. There are 5 dining rooms and one bar, each featuring a diverse menu that incorporates new trends. Suiren is the main dining room of this Japanese hotel and it specialises in Japanese cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for teppanyaki, sushi, tempura, shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, or Kaiseki, Suiren will be able to satisfy you.

 

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Suiren | Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu 

 

Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese meal, that typically starts with an appetiser, sashimi, and soup. At Suiren, this is followed by a multitude of dishes guaranteed to fill you up – steamed dish, seasonal dish, grilled dish, vinegared dish, staple dish, and dessert. As only the freshest ingredients are used at Suiren, you can be assured that each dish will be worth the calories.

 

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Suiren | Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

 

If that sounds too much to digest, especially if you are going straight to bed after, opt for something a little lighter. No Tokyo luxury hotel will be complete without a sushi counter. At Suiren, the pairing of seasonal fish and masterful skills of the chef will be something to look forward to. With its original method of seasoning the fish with several types of kombu (edible kelp), the flavours of the sushi will be accentuated.

 

Capitol Hotel Tokyu: Be The Prime Minister’s Neighbour For A Day
Suiren | Photo Courtesy: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

 

Teppanyaki at Capitol Hotel Tokyu is also an option if you wish for a little entertainment while you dine. Watch carefully as the chef’s dynamic skills unfolds right before your eyes and he prepares to bring out the umami of your wagyu beef. Other than your marbled beef steak, you will also be served an assortment of seafood and vegetables, and to end the meal perfectly, a dessert.

You won’t have to wonder “where to stay in Tokyo” anymore as Capitol Hotel Tokyu will welcome you with their warm hospitality anytime. As the hotel is quite a distance away from both Narita and Haneda airports, you may like to book a private hire car. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon, so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.

 

Website: https://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/global/capitol-h/

Address: 2-10-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014

Contact: +81-3-3503-0109

 

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Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs

Japan enjoys a high standard of living with low crime rates and sparkling clean streets, making it an attractive country to take a holiday in. The wide variety of food it has to offer, from sushi and ramen to sukiyaki and teppanyaki, gives tourists even more reasons to visit it. Not only is Japan great for a holiday, but it has also become a popular place for studying in recent years as Japan is home to some of the top universities in the world. Now that these universities offer programs in English, non-Japanese speakers are more than welcome to apply. This Japan travel guide will show you the top 3 universities in Tokyo that are currently offering graduate programs in English in the event that you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Japan.

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
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1. University of Tokyo

In 2018, the University of Tokyo was ranked 28th in the QS World Rankings, jumping up 11 spots from the previous year. It is considered the best university in Tokyo and one of the top two in Japan.

 

If you are interested in doing a Master’s program in Japan, the University of Tokyo has 15 different graduate schools, each offering a wide variety of programs to choose from. Most courses do not require the student to be able to speak or understand Japanese, which is good news for native English speakers. However, competition is stiff as most programs only admit 10 students annually.

 

Accommodation wise, the University of Tokyo has dormitories for international students who are studying in Tokyo. The housing office will ensure that you are well taken care of and provide support in any way so that you are able to live comfortably and safely. Should you wish to stay off-campus instead, the university can also act as a guarantor for you.

 

Website: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/index.html

Campus Tour: Bookings required

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
Waseda University | Photo Courtesy: Waseda University 

 

2. Waseda University

Another top university in the capital of Japan, Waseda University makes for a great place to study in Tokyo. This Japanese university boasts an impressive list of achievements, having come out top in several rankings namely Best Known University, Dream University, and Most Attractive University amongst others.

 

There are 14 graduate schools at Waseda University and most have two intakes yearly; April and September. Regardless of the course of study you are interested in, this university in Tokyo is sure to have a program that tickles your fancy. Each program has an enrollment capacity of roughly 120 students per year and these alumni later go on to hold key roles in both the private and public sector.

 

Options for accommodation are also abundant as students can choose between Waseda University student dormitories and Waseda University affiliated dormitories. These dormitories serve as a great place for you to meet students from other countries as well as learn more about their culture. Depending on your preference, you could either stay in a single room or share a twin room with someone else.

 

Website: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en

Campus Tour: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (conducted in Japanese) 2 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Master’s Degree in Japan: Top 3 Universities in Tokyo That Offer English-Based Programs
Sophia University | Photo Courtesy: Sophia University

 

3. Sophia University

Sophia University is a private tertiary institution in Japan and its excellence in undergraduate programs, world-class graduate programs, and rigorous research has led it to become a leading private university in Japan. Sophia University has already been offering programs in English for the past 60 years, making it a popular university choice among international students.

 

Choose from 10 graduate schools and 27 different Master’s programs at Sophia University! This academic institution in Tokyo offers some pretty interesting courses that other universities don’t such as Theology, which is the study of God and religious belief. Regardless of whether you wish to pursue an academic or professional career after you have obtained your Master’s degree in Japan, Sophia University is well-equipped to help you get to where you want to be.

 

Student dormitories are available for international students who need a place to stay. However, as Sophia University is located in the heart of Tokyo where rent is expensive, the student dormitories are all located in the suburbs in order to keep rental costs low for students. As such, students are advised to allocate 30 – 90 minutes of travel time to the university.

 

Website: https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/index.html

Campus Tour: Bookings required

 

Upon arrival in Japan, the first thing that you would likely want to do is to hit the streets and consume all the good food Tokyo has to offer. The fastest way to do so would be to hire a private car such that the driver can first take you to your lodging to offload your luggage followed by taking you to the food and shopping district. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.

 

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Japan Travel: 5 Unique hotels to book for your holiday in Japan

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There are many factors to consider when choosing an accommodation when travelling. Aside from the fact that it has to be comfortable, clean and affordable, it is best if it is centrally located too. In Japan, there’s a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. But if you want to take your Japan travel up a notch, take a look at the featured hotels in today’s Japan travel guide and choose which one you would like to experience. Located in various prefectures in the country, here are 5 unique hotels to book for an amazing Japan holiday experience!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

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Hokkaido is known to have one of the best snows in the world which is why it welcomes a great number of tourists every winter. If you’re planning to experience Hokkaido’s magical winter wonderland, book your stay at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, our first featured Japan hotel!

The highland resort is only an hour and a half away from the New Chitose Airport in Sapporo so it’s pretty convenient to get here.

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Last January, they opened their new attraction called Ice Village – a winter wonderland built entirely of ice – which promises guests an experience like no other.

Here, you can spend the night in their Ice hotel where you can sleep in a slab of ice, enjoy stargazing in their open space area and go ice skating.

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Aside from the Ice Village, Hoshino Resorts Tomamu offers different types of outdoor and indoor activities which include 25 ski courses, snowmobiles, restaurants, shopping facilities and an indoor beach which maintains a 30°C temperature all year round. Their Chapel on the Water is another popular tourist destination where couples can get married or renew their vows while enjoying spectacular views. You can also take the 30-minute Gondola ride to the Unkai Terrace and marvel at the stunning views of the all-white scenery.

FIRST CABIN

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Capsule hotels are popular in Japan. It’s a unique experience and is highly recommended for your Japan travel holiday! For this, we recommend booking your stay at First Cabin, a capsule hotel that is more on the luxury side, so you would rest assured that it is stylish and comfortable.

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First Cabin is a Japanese hotel that is based on the concept of business class and first class aircrafts. Their Business Class Rooms are smaller – you will need to place your luggage outside. But their First Class Rooms are relatively larger with a small space for some of your things. There is also a small table next to it and a headphone you can use when watching TV so as not to bother the other guests.

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No need to worry about safety especially for female solo travellers because there are separate capsule rooms for female and male guests.

VILLA SANTORINI

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Looking at the photos of Villa Santorini, you would think that it is a hotel in Santorini, a famous tourist attraction in Greece, but in fact, it is a Japanese hotel in Kochi, Japan. Facing the sea, the Santorini-like accommodation is mainly decked in a blue and white theme.

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From its architecture, décor and intimate details, you will feel like you’re transported to Greece. There are rows of beach chairs by the pool which are facing the sea, allowing guests to sunbathe while enjoying the endless blue sea. In some rooms, there is also a balcony facing the sea, so you are to wake up in a lovely view every morning.

TORETORE VILLAGE

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Looking at the dome-shaped lodges at Toretore Village will make you think like you’ve entered another world. This Japanese hotel located in Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture is an ideal option for couples or even those travelling with kids!

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Designed to accommodate two, four or six people, the domed cabins are separated in two areas – Fairy Tale area (smoking rooms) and the Fantasy area (non-smoking rooms).

They have an on-site restaurant where you can dine local favourites or you can also stop by at the nearby market and buy fresh seafood. There’s a play area for kids to enjoy activities like soccer and softball. Every night for 5 minutes between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Toretore Village transforms into a spectacular village with its amazing light show so be sure to check that out while you’re here!

Henn na Hotel

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Have you ever experienced being assisted by a robot when you check-in? Well at Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki, you can experience just that and more!

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Henn na Hotel is the world’s first ever robot hotel where these robots will help in checking-in, taking your luggage and even to mow the lawn. It was opened in 2015 and has a branch in Nagasaki and Tokyo. According to Hideo Sawada, the decision was not for gimmick purposes but an effort to use technology efficiently.

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Japan Travel Guide: 5 Best attractions in Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan is without a doubt, one of Osaka’s most popular tourist destinations. Divided into 8 different sections, a full day might not be enough to experience all the rides and attractions especially since it’s overflowing with tourists every single day. But needless to say that a trip to Osaka is not complete without making your way to Universal Studios Japan! If you’re planning to visit the famous theme park soon, continue reading our Japan travel guide as we feature 5 best attractions you shouldn’t miss at USJ!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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The mind-blowing Wizarding World of Harry Potter is so magical that even non-fanatics of the hit movie series will appreciate the attraction’s extensive attention to detail that will really make you feel like you’re in the movie. Take pictures of the famous Hogwarts Castle or the Hogwarts Express. Make your way to Hogsmeade Village where you can purchase your own robe and wand, and practice a few spells. For thrill-seekers, hop on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K3D to experience what it’s like playing the game of Quidditch with Harry and other wizards!

Jurassic Park

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Our next featured attraction is one of the usual favourites featured in many Japan travel guides! Adrenaline junkies can’t miss out the exciting Jurassic Park ride in USJ. Explore the Jurassic Park with an impressive river tour and expect to see some dinosaurs along the way. You will need to escape the T-rex and get ready for a 25.9 metre drop! After that, prepare to scream your lungs out at the Flying Dinosaur as this impressive 1,124m long roller coaster ride is the world’s longest with speed that reaches 100kmph! If you’re a little short on time and only have a chance to ride one extreme ride, the Flying Dinosaur is your best bet. As you are suspended in a prone position, it makes sudden stops and accelerations even more thrilling.

Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

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Experience the super impressive Amazing 4K3D Adventure ride and know what a normal evening is like for Spider-Man! With more than 100 kinds of special effects and sounds, it will definitely feel more like a reality than an illusion to be thrown out to heaven and be rescued by the heroic superhero! A must-try experience while you’re in Universal Studios Japan.

Hollywood Dream

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Did you ever wonder what it feels like to fly? Well, at USJ’s Hollywood Dream – The Ride, you can experience just that! The thrilling ride takes your whole body in an exhilarating ride of your life as you fly through the sky while listening to the background music of your choice. How fun is that? Meanwhile, if you think this isn’t exciting at all, then maybe you need to take on the Hollywood Dream – The Ride – Backdrop! It is as exciting as the former but more thrilling as the whole ride can get pretty unpredictable as the roller coaster glides through bbackward– without you seeing what comes next! Dare your friends to ride this with you and have an amazing time at USJ!

Universal Wonderland

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The Universal Wonderland in USJ is dedicated to families travelling with kids. Famous characters from Sesame Street World, Hello Kitty, Snoopy and other cute and interactive attractions will sure to bring more smiles to everyone. Let the kids enjoy the small circuit course at Elmo’s Little Drive or ride on the back of Dorothy and glide through a bubble-filled stream. Spend the afternoon at Hello Kitty’s Cupcake Dream and choose among the colourful cupcakes that spin to the music.

Now that you know Universal Studios Japan’s must-try attractions, here’s how you can make your way to the famous Osaka tourist place!

Getting to Universal Studios Japan

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You can easily get to Universal Studios Japan either by subway, ferry or bus. If you’re taking the subway, which is the most convenient way to go, get on the JR Yumesaki Line and alight at the Universal City Station. From Osaka Station, it will take you only 15 mins to get to USJ by riding any of the direct trains from there.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the country’s most impressive aquariums and another place to visit in Osaka. If you’re coming from here, a ferry line called “Captain Line” connects Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and the Universal Studios Japan and can take you there in 10 mins. There are 1 to 2 ferry rides in an hour and a roundtrip ticket will cost you 1,300 yen, 700 yen one way.

Overnight buses from different cities across Japan also stop at USJ. Meanwhile, if you’re coming from the airport, there are buses from Kansai Airport and Itami Airport which will take you to USJ in 50-70 minutes

Meanwhile, if you’re coming from the airport, there are buses from Kansai Airport which will take you to USJ in 50 – 70 minutes. But if you’ll depart from Itami Airport, you’ll get to USJ within 45 minutes.

Universal Studios Tickets:
¥7,600 yen (12 years old or older)
¥5,100 yen (4-11 years old)
¥6,830 yen (65 years old or older)

Must-try food at Universal Studios Japan

Harry Potter: Butter Beer (a delicious sweet buttery drink similar to root beer)
New York Park: Finnings Bar & Grill (you can taste the ginger beer in various seasons)
New York Park: Louis New York Pizza Shop (Authentic Teppanyaki Steak Set)
Jurassic Park: The Lost World Restaurant (A variety of wild game platters)

Since bringing outside food is prohibited, you have no choice but to buy drinks and food at the restaurants inside. But no worries because there’s a huge variety of food stalls selling different types of delicious snacks and an array of meal choices. You can buy ice cream or popcorn and enjoy them while strolling around.

Tips before going

As one of the main Osaka attractions, Universal Studios Japan sees thousands of tourists every day. And it can get super crowded towards the weekend, starting from Friday. If you can, avoid going to USJ on Japan holidays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Come to USJ an hour early before its opening so you can line-up and enter while there are fewer people.

It will also help to prioritize popular rides in the morning while there aren’t long lines yet. Because trust us, you may end up wasting too much time waiting in line than actually enjoying the rides.

You may also want to purchase the Express Pass because normal waiting time especially for famous attractions like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, JAWS, The Flying Dinosaur and Jurassic Park – the Ride can take up to 3 hours. Another alternative would be to ride attractions with Single Rider Lines.
We hope our Japan travel guide to Universal Studios Japan was helpful in planning your trip to USJ. If you want to see more attractions in Osaka or would want to find other things to do in Japan to include on your Japan travel itinerary, our Japan travel blogs are here to help you!

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