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New Gundam room at Grand Pacific Le Daiba; relaxation plan at Rihga Royal Tokyo; Van Gogh-themed dishes at Westin Miyako Kyoto

Le Daiba hotel adds Gundam room

In celebration of the first anniversary of one of the Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel’s most outstanding and popular rooms, called Project Room-G, and accommodating requests from Gundam enthusiasts, the Tokyo hotel will continue to offer the special rooms while also adding a new kind of room to the same Gundam series.

Project Room-G is a special concept to create rooms featuring characters from the popular “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation series. The rooms have illustrations of the characters on the walls and many other Gundam-related ornaments.

Currently, there is one special-type Room-G and a few standard Room-G types. From June 1, a new type featuring Jubro, the headquarters of the Earth Federation Force, will be available. The design and interior will be reminiscent of the massive underground complex in the heart of the Amazon River Basin.

Reservations for the new room will be accepted from May 1 for accommodations from June 1 to Sept. 30. The room will cost from ¥27,500 per person for double occupancy.

The Grand Pacific Le Daiba is adjacent to Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line. For more information, call (03) 5500-4530 or visit www.grandpacific.jp .

Relaxation plan to heal the body

Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo in the Shinjuku area has a plan to help heal stiff and exhausted bodies. The special accommodation package features aromatherapy treatments, and is available through the year.

Called Aroma Relaxing, the plan offers a 60-minute body treatment (30 minutes each for double occupancy) in the hotel’s junior suite room. A therapist offers a massage using the customer’s choice of hands or stones.

At check-in, customers receive a special amenity set produced by British aromatherapy brand Aroma Therapy Associates. Also, customers can use the hotel’s pool and sauna for free, and after the treatment they can enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel’s Garden Lounge.

The plan is available from ¥22,000 per person for double occupancy, including breakfast, tax and a service charge. Men can access this plan only if accompanied by a woman. Reservations are required by five days in advance.

The Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Waseda Station on the Toden Arakawa Line, or a 7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Waseda Station. For more information, call (03) 5285-1122 or visit www.rihga.co.jp/tokyo .

Van Gogh-themed dishes in Kyoto

Coinciding with the exhibition “Van Gogh in Paris: New Perspectives” being held until May 19 at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, the Westin Miyako Kyoto hotel is providing special offers, through the same date.

At the hotel’s French and Western cuisine restaurant Grand View, chef Koji Fujikawa prepares special lunch and dinner courses, and each dish echoes masterpieces of the genius painter of post-Impressionism, such as a crème brûlée based on sunflowers.

Customers can enjoy the exquisite dishes in a restaurant that boasts panoramic views of Kyoto and the surrounding mountains, in a soothing, luxurious atmosphere.

The lunch course is available at ¥4,000 per person and ¥4,500 inclusive of a ticket to the exhibition. The dinner course is available at ¥7,500 per person and ¥8,000 with the ticket. Customers who bring a ticket stub will receive a ¥500 discount. Prices include tax and a service charge.

The Westin Miyako Kyoto is a 1-minute walk from Keage Station on the Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line. A shuttle bus service is available from Kyoto Station. For more information or reservations, call (075) 771-7163 or visit www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/westinkyoto .