Wednesday, 14 December 2016

How To Spend One Million Yen In Tokyo In 48 Hours

These days, luxury doesn’t always come in the form of a price tag. Yet, just imagine for a minute that you have one million yen burning a hole in your pocket and just 48 hours to spend it. It’s time to think big. Here’s how to kick start your exclusive stay in Tokyo.

Tokyo From Up Above



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When you arrive, take a twilight helicopter flight across the twinkling city below as you sip from a flute of champagne and take in the spectacular views. Keep an eye out for landmarks like the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, the glow of Shinjuku and Tokyo Dome as you cruise through the skies directly above what is one of the world’s most impressive skylines.


A Night Fit For A King



The Palace Suite is Palace Hotel Tokyo’s crowning achievement, and staying in what is one of the most palatial suites in town should sit at the very top of your list. Overlooking the Imperial Palace Plaza, guests are just a stone’s throw away from the beauty of the royal gardens and a world of history.

In any hotel in and around Tokyo, space is usually hard to come by. Not here. With a separate living and dining area, walk in wardrobe and 2,260 sq. ft. of living space to call home for the duration of your stay, you’ll soon understand why this multi-award-winning hotel is capable of pleasing even the most discerning of travel connoisseurs.  This is as exclusive as it gets. It’s also home to some of the best restaurants in Tokyo, so pull up a chair and sample the flavours of Japan in style. 

Dine At Aragawa


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The chefs behind Aragawa in Shimbashi have been pleasing palates since 1967 with their signature dish, charcoal-broiled Sanda beefsteak. The dishes on offer here take a complex journey from field to plate, ensuring Shimbashi maintains its reputation as home to some of the best steak in the world. 


Only those cows that have met strict criteria make the cut at Aragawa, and it shows in the taste. Not just your average affair of steak and chips, cuts of beef go through ten separate stages of the broiling process before they can be enjoyed by diners. The restaurant is homely and whispers hints of classical dining with a Swedish chandelier draped from the ceiling alongside cherrywood tables. With price tags ranging from $284 (28,870 JPY) to $341 (34,650 JPY), this is sure to make a dent in your wad of cash.
Get Shopping


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As well as being one of the best places to immerse yourself in the bright neon lights of Tokyo, Ginza is home to some serious shopping with a price tag. Head to Wako, one of the city’s most exclusive department stores and indulge yourself in everything these designer stores have to offer. There’s even an art gallery on the sixth floor to relax if it all gets too much.

Whisky



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Whilst bars serving your bog-standard sake and Japanese beers are aplenty in this bustling city, it’s the low-key whisky bars nestled in the backstreets that are worth your time and taste buds. 

Often compared to the likes of Scotch, whisky production in Japan has been growing in popularity for years and there are now around nine major distilleries producing this golden nectar. If you’re looking to get a real taste for it, there are some rare and wonderful whiskies to be sampled in the likes of Cask Strength and Campbeltown Loch.

So here are some ways in which to spend one million yen in Tokyo in 48 hours. Which would you do?

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23 comments

  1. My husband spent 2 weeks in Japan when he was in the military and LOVED it there. He talks about it all the time.

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    1. Maybe you should visit with him one day, he sounds like he would be a great guide.

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  2. This is such a cool post. I would love to visit Tokyo. If I ever get there, I'll be using this guide.

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  3. I love this guide. It's spot on, too. I JUST got back from a trip to Japan. It's absolutely amazing there.

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    1. It's such an amazing place and a totally different culture to the western world.

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  4. That sounds like an awesome way to spend money. And an awesome 48 hours. I want to do all of them!

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  5. That is some hotel room. I would spend most my money on food and sake.

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  6. What an awesome way to spend 48 hours. I would love to stay in that hotel, it sounds so luxurious.

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  7. I was just telling my husband that I would love to go to Japan with him some day. I am sure we'd spend the bulk of our money on food and gifts for the family.

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  8. What an awesome 48 hours this would be!

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  9. Yay! I would love to experience this! What an amazing way to spend your day and yen in Tokyo! :D

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  10. This is pretty amazing! Such an brilliant idea! I think tokyo has a lot of good restaurant and their hotels are very neat.

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    1. They have a lot of excellent restaurants and their hotels are super modern and luxurious.

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  11. Wow, this place looks fancy. The experience must have been amazing, though expensive!
    That's a lot of money for 2 days.

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  12. Wow! I've never been but would love to visit! Definitely going on my bucket list!

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  13. I could probably do it in four hours. I just really need time away and to be able to let loose a little!

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  14. Tough to decide what I would do first, but the food usually at the top of my list, love to try local food when I travel.

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  15. I cannot imagine having a million yen to spend! This looks like a great line up for your spending.

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  16. 10 separate stages? That's awesome that put so much consideration into it!

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