One New Year’s tradition in Japan is fukubukuro - lucky goody bags. Various goods are packed and sold in bags, surprising buyers with their contents only after their purchase.
Fukubukuro are also a great option for those looking to buy luxury items at a discount! In addition to standard fukubukuro, there are fukubukuro packages that offer limited-edition goods, services, programs, subscriptions, and extravagant experiences!
What’s more, since the spread of Covid-19, fukubukuro have become more accessible through methods such as advanced lottery, online reservations, and delivery services, enabling you to partake in the fukubukuro fun from the comfort of your home.
Here we will introduce the must-have 2023 fukubukuro from department stores in the Kansai region!
Kintetsu Department Store’s Fukubukuro: Take a ride on a luxurious sightseeing train & enjoy a lunch buffet at The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto
With travel slowly making a comeback, the Kintetsu Department Store has prepared perfect fukubukuro packages for luxurious outings!
We highly recommend the experiential fukubukuro package organized by Kintetsu Group Holdings. This includes a ride on Kintetsu Railway’s luxury, limited express train-Aoniyoshi, and a decadent lunch buffet at the Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto.
Aoniyoshi started its operation on April 29, 2022. It connects Osaka-Namba Station, Kintetsu-Nara Station, and Kyoto Station - all of which are home to several World Heritage sites and tourist spots.
“Aoniyoshi” is a pillow word, a poetic device where a certain introductory phrase is commonly used to allude to something else, used in waka poems and other styles of Japanese poetry to describe the beauty and splendor of the capital of Nara.
The package starts with a lunch buffet featuring Kyoto vegetables at Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto’s restaurant, “All-Day Dining, Raqou.” After lunch, you can enjoy a leisurely ride on Aoniyoshi to famous plum blossom spots in Kyoto-such as Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Umemiya Taisha Shrine.
Restrictions on outings due to the spread of Covid-19 has made it difficult to travel. Regain your taste for adventure with this one-of-a-kind fukubukuro package offering a decadent lunch and a sightseeing train trip at a reasonable price!
・Price: 19,800 yen per person
・Packages Available: for 27 people
・Sale Date: Undecided
・Purchase Method: Registration via the Kintetsu Department Store app.
・Application Period: from November 23, 2022
・Application Link, etc.: Download the Kintetsu Department Store app
Hankyu Department Store’s Fukubukuro: Enjoy a private stay at Glamday Villa Okinawa Nakamura!
Hankyu Department Store is offering a special fukubukuro package to one special couple! The package includes a wedding photoshoot in Okinawa, and an overnight stay at Glamday Villa Okinawa Nakamura!
Glamday Villa Okinawa Nakamura is a residential recording studio owned by Masato Nakamura, the bassist, composer, and orchestrator of one of Japan’s leading pop bands, Dreams Come True. Here you can enjoy an exclusive stay at a private villa available to only one couple a day!
Moreover, you can commemorate your stay with a wedding photoshoot! Make the most of the luxury resort’s living room decorated with furniture from around the world and enjoy a private garden with a beautiful ocean view against the sunset or starlit sky. Besides the photoshoot, this package includes an overnight stay in an extraordinary space (breakfast included).
A wedding photoshoot and a stay in a gorgeous private villa is a special experience that anyone would dream of!!
・Wedding Photoshoot Package: one groom's tuxedo, one bride's dress, bouquet, hair and makeup, dressing assistance, attendant fee, snapshots (approx. 100 shots, data delivery)
・Price: 398,000 yen
・Package Availability: limited to one couple
・Sales Period: April 3rd, 2023~July 20th, 2023 *Only on weekdays (Monday through Thursday, not available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, or days before holidays)
*Transportation is not included, so please make your own arrangements.
*You can bring up to four additional guests (breakfast is optional).
・Location: GLAMDAY VILLA OKINAWA Nakamura Residence, 1850-1 Maedashioyabaru, Onna, Okinawa, 904-0417
・Purchase Method: Online, by phone, or at the Hankyu Department Store Osaka Umeda Main Store, fourth floor bridal salon
*If there are too many applications, a winner will be selected through a lottery system.
・Application Period: from 10:00 a.m. on November 23rd, 2022 to 3:00 p.m. on December 31st, 2022
・Lottery Results: Winners will be selected by lottery and notified by e-mail or phone on January 2nd.
・Store Information: Hankyu Department Store Osaka Umeda Main Store
・Address: Osaka 8-7 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-8350
・Hours: the facility is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year with Fukubukuro Offering Luxurious Experiences!
Here we’ve introduced fukubukuro packages only available at department stores in the Kansai region that offer unique experiences! Many of these packages change yearly, so don’t miss out on what’s available in 2023!
*The information in this article is from November 2022. Please refer to the official websites for updated information.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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