Did you list Japan in your 2017 travel bucket list? With simpler rules for travel visa application, visiting Japan has become more accessible to travelers from the Philippines. But for first-time tourists to the destination, choosing the right accommodation that will suit one’s itinerary and budget could be tricky especially with an array of options ranging from five-star hotels, capsule hotels, and Airbnb homes.
For travelers looking for a popular hotel among Filipinos and, therefore, would know what our countrymen prefer in a hotel, there’s the newly opened Karaksa Hotel in Osaka and Kyoto, which caters to the Philippine market and other Asian clients.
Karaksa Hotel is considered a good jump-off point for tourists who want easy access to Osaka’s shopping and culinary destinations. Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and is known as the “nation’s kitchen” because of its wide array of Japanese street food and several Michelin star-rated restaurants in Japan.
Not to be missed when in this area is the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum where visitors will get to know more about Nissin’s history and products. At the Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi areas, tourists can shop for practically any retail and food items found in Japan, from souvenirs, traditional clothes, to stylish clothes and snack items.
Owned and operated by Xymax Corporation, a premier asset and property management company in Japan, the hotel placed priority in the preferences of the Asian market. These include, for instance, offering comfortable beds, room temperature, clean and efficient toilet and baths, strategically-placed electrical outlets, and strong Wi-Fi signal.
Karaksa Hotels are now more accessible to the growing Philippine market through the partnership forged by Xymax Corporation with Robinsons Land Corporation’s Go Hotels chain. Incidentally, Go Hotels was the design peg of the Japanese hotel chain.
Under the partnership, Go Hotels serves as the sales and marketing arm of Karaksa Hotels. Filipino travelers can book a stay through www.gohotels.ph.
For only Php6,000+ per night, guests can relax in a fully air-conditioned room with complete facilities, including a separate toilet and bath with fully automated toilet seats, sanitized slippers, freshly washed pajama set, top-of-class toiletries and free breakfast. At Karaksa Hotel, charging your multiple gadgets isn’t a problem as there are electrical outlets strategically-placed all over the room, right by your bed side, on the vanity counter, and on the walls. Connectivity is strong so Filipino guests can readily share their Japan travel experiences on their social media accounts.
The hotel has a social lounge with vending machines and coin-operated massage chairs where guests can enjoy a quick but soothing rub. A dining hall across this area is where breakfast is served.
Karaksa Hotels also offers free round-trip airport shuttle service so guests can save as much as Php1,600 per person (round trip via train) until March 31, 2017. Guests will be transported comfortably and safely by a professional driver to Karaksa Hotels in a brand-new eight-seater, Wi-Fi equipped van with clear and tinted windows perfect for sightseeing/picture taking.
The reclining seats are comfy and the van is spacious so you can relax before hitting the shops at Shinsaibashi or any of these exciting spots in Osaka: Universal Studios, the Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shinsaibashi and Rinku Premium Outlet.
The free airport shuttle service is exclusively available for Cebu Pacific (CEB) passengers flying to Osaka via Kansai International Airport and staying at Karaksa Hotels’ Osaka Shinsaibashi location . Guests simply need to book their hotel through the Go Hotels website and present their boarding passes upon arrival at the Bus Loading Area.
Cebu Pacific flies from Manila to Osaka 5 times weekly, and travelers can book their flights for as low as PHP6,499 all-in. The latest seat sales may be viewed on the CEB website (www.cebupacificair.com) or the CEB Mobile App available via the App Store and Google Play.
Check http://www.gohotels.ph/gohotels-now-in-japan/ to get hotel deals for as low as Php3,488+ VAT to Php6,488+ VAT.