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Body scrub, Vichy shower for women

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is offering a special spa package for women called Total Body Scrub Care at the hotel’s spa facility, Joule, through Aug. 31.

The 75-minute package contains a 60-minute body scrubbing and body mask treatment along with a 15-minute Vichy shower, a special shower massage using hot spring water.

On the day of the treatment, women can use the facility’s pool and fitness gym for free.

The package costs ¥27,500, including tax. The spa is located on the 28th floor of the hotel in Shinjuku.

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is adjacent to Tochomae Station. It is a 4-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station or about a 9-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. There is also shuttle bus service from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. For more information and reservations, call (03) 3348-1234.

Icy tower of sweet flavors beckons

The Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is continuing its popular summer feature, the Ice Cream Tower, at its lounge Somerhouse, through Aug. 26.

Every Thursday and Friday, Somerhouse holds a nighttime dessert buffet called Sweet Journey in which various desserts, including fruits and cakes, are served with appetizers, light meals and all-you-can-drink soft drinks.

During the summer, the Ice Cream Tower is an additional treat. The cylindrical tower is made from some 12 flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate, vanilla and caramel, as well as fruit sherbets, such as peach, mango and raspberry.

The chef on the premises will serve guests by cutting layers from the tower in front of them.

The dessert buffet is available from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at ¥3,150 (¥1,995 for a child ages 6 to 12). The price does not include the 5 percent consumption tax or the 10 percent service charge.

The Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is a 1-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line or a 10-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station. For more information or reservations, call the restaurant at (045) 682-2219.

Outdoor pool opens in central Tokyo

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo’s outdoor pool, Mai Tai, will be open from July 16 through Sept. 4.

The outdoor pool is one of the largest of its kind in Tokyo, with a maximum of 250 people able to be accommodated.

Swimmers can cool off in the surrounding greenery and enjoy a tropical resort in the center of Tokyo.

Poolside, there is the Trader Vic’s Outrigger, where items such as hamburgers and cocktails are for sale. Also, the private Cabana and the exclusive Kamehameha chairs, both of which include free drinks, are available by advanced reservation only for a separate fee in addition to the pool charge.

The pool will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (enter by 6 p.m.); from July 29, on Fridays and Saturdays, the pool closes at 10 p.m. (enter by 9 p.m.).

The admission for hotel guests is ¥2,000 per person (¥1,500 per child ages 4-12) on weekdays, and ¥3,000 per person (¥2,000 per child) on weekends and on Aug. 12 and 15. The admission for visitors is ¥12,000 per person (¥8,000 per child) on weekdays, and ¥20,000 per person (¥16,000 per child) on weekends and on Aug. 12 and 15. For those who enter after 3 p.m. on weekdays, a discounted price of ¥6,000 is available per person. From July 29, a nighttime pool plan is available at ¥4,000 per person on Fridays and Saturdays for those who enter after 6 p.m. All prices include tax and the use of towels, bathrobes, deck chairs and lockers.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more details, call (03) 3265-1111, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/en/tokyo.