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The Hyatt Regency Tokyo’s Joule Spa & Wellness is offering hotel guests a Christmas Spa Package comprised of a special treatment course and a set of gifts, through Dec. 25.

The special course includes a full-body treatment using the spa’s original oil; back exfoliation with a gentle scrub for the party season; shirodhara, a form of ayurveda medicine that involves gently pouring warm oil over the forehead, which will lead to deep relaxation; and an aroma-scented, relaxing bath.

The original Joule hamper contains various Christmas gifts, such as the kashbear (a teddy bear made of Kashwere, a cashmere-soft polyester material); bath salts, perfume and a candle by fragrance brand Zents; and Joule’s original tote bag and balancing body oil.

Also, free access to the fitness gym and swimming pool is included in the package, which costs ¥50,000 and is available for three female guests per day. A reservation is required. Joule Spa is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located in the hotel’s penthouse, Joule Spa is a place for customers to recharge while enjoying panoramic views of Shinjuku skyscrapers or Mount Fuji.

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is a 9-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station and is connected to Exit A7 of Tochomae Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3348-1234.

APEC Japan special course

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand’s French restaurant Azur is offering a special course celebrating APEC Japan 2010 in Yokohama, through Dec. 22.

Reproducing some of the special meals that were served to VIPs from the participating countries at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the course is composed of hors d’oeuvres using local vegetables and chicken; grilled lamb in orange-flavored sauce with caramelized endives; and a surprising dessert made by pouring hot coconut milk on a white chocolate dome.

The special course is available at dinnertime from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and costs ¥10,000.

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand is a 3-minute walk from Minatomirai Station. For further information or reservations, call(045) 223-2369.

Special Kobe plan for women

The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers offers a special accommodation plan for joshi-kai through March 31.

“Joshi-kai,” which has become a popular phrase in Japan in recent years, means women-only groups who gather to enjoy meals, drinks and conversation.

Developed by a project team comprised of the hotel’s staff members who are in their 20s to 40s, the plan offers women’s groups an overnight stay in a wide junior suite room and five special benefits: midnight snacks; Malaysian first-class BOH tea set; Nano Care night steamer and humidifier; meal vouchers for breakfast or lunch; and for an additional fee of ¥5,000 per person, a French or Chinese dinner course.

The plan ranges from ¥11,700 to ¥22,200 per person, per night for quadruple occupancy and ¥13,100 to ¥26,100 per person, per night for triple occupancy. The prices include tax and service charge.

The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is a 1-minute walk from Island Center Station on the Rokko-Liner Line. For reservations and further information, call (078) 857-7010.

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