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3 Luxurious Tokyo Staycations: Enjoy A Special 'First Sunrise' Flight - Or An Extraordinary Full-Scale Steam Train Room!

3 Luxurious Tokyo Staycations: Enjoy A Special 'First Sunrise' Flight - Or An Extraordinary Full-Scale Steam Train Room!

Date published: 17 December 2021

A staycation (stay + vacation) is when you spend your time off relaxing at a hotel close to home. Recently, staycations have become extremely popular in Japan due to offering the refreshing feeling of being on vacation without traveling far.

If you’re thinking of booking one soon, why not try something a little out of the ordinary? Here we will introduce three overnight stays in the Tokyo area where you can enjoy unique and other-worldly experiences!

This article is brimming with unique accommodation packages, including concept rooms with a princess or steam locomotive theme, as well as flights that take you above the clouds to see the year’s first sunrise.

Table of Contents
  1. InterContinental Tokyo Bay: Enjoy Afternoon Tea as a Princess from the Land of Ice!
  2. Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki: Feel like a Train Conductor in this Limited-Time Steam Locomotive D51 Room!
  3. Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu: Make a Wish While Watching the First Sunrise of the Year on this Once in a Lifetime Flight!

InterContinental Tokyo Bay: Enjoy Afternoon Tea as a Princess from the Land of Ice!

InterContinental Tokyo Bay: Enjoy Afternoon Tea as a Princess from the Land of Ice!

Located in Tokyo’s Takeshiba neighborhood is the InterContinental Tokyo Bay. Here you can enjoy its new concept room depicting an icy land, fittingly given the name Frozen Magic: Princess of the Land of Ice. With the room being filled with white snowflake-shaped garlands and ice-inspired decorations, prepare to be transported to an icy land far away from Tokyo.

Inside the room, you’ll find a blue cape and tiara waiting just for you! After transforming into the princess of an icy land, you can enjoy taking part in an aesthetic photoshoot.

What’s more, this concept room offers a special afternoon tea course! Here you can enjoy blue sparkling wine that fits the room's theme, along with a lineup of pistachio and strawberry-flavored desserts. These treats will have you feeling as though you’re at a tea party with a royal family!

Additionally, when you dim the lights, the snowflake garlands on the ceiling light up, further adding to the other-worldly atmosphere! You can also enjoy romantic night views of Tokyo from the room’s window.

This room offers either a day-use package or an overnight stay package. Reservations can be made on the phone or from the official website. You can visit the official event page listed below to access the reservation page and choose your desired day and time.

Concept Room, Frozen Magic: A Princess of the Land of Ice
・Period: December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Day Use (A Four Hour Stay)+Afternoon Tea Package
・Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./ 5:00 p.m.~9:00 p.m. *up to three people per room max *Rooms are not available on December 24th and 25th  
・Cost: Weekday bookings- two-person stays are 24,035 yen, three-person stays are 32,898 yen/Weekend and Holiday bookings-two-person stays are 25,365 yen, three-person stays are 34,788 yen
・Content: Complimentary Drinks (sparkling wine), Afternoon Tea
・Reservation Telephone Number: 03-5404-3926 (Event Restaurant/Weekdays 10:00 a.m.~4:00 p.m.)

Overnight Stay+Afternoon Tea Package
・Rate: A one room, overnight stay for two people starts at 35,000 yen.
・Content: Complimentary Drinks (sparkling wine), Afternoon Tea (Service Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
・Reservation Telephone Number: 0570-000222 (Accommodation Reservations/Navi Dial) *Reservations must be made by at least 5:00 p.m. the day before your stay.

Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki: Feel like a Train Conductor in this Limited-Time Steam Locomotive D51 Room!

Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki: Feel like a Train Conductor in this Limited-Time Steam Locomotive D51 Room!

Gunma Prefecture’s Takasaki City is known as the city of steam locomotives due to having its own roundhouse for more than 100 years. Here you’ll find Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki directly connected to the steam locomotive railway station-JR Takasaki Station. This hotel has started to sell pairs of tickets for their two meal, overnight stay package at the limited-time concept room, D51 498!

D51 (sample image)

Also lovingly called Dekoichi, D51 is the name for a group of steam locomotive models. The D51 498, which is also the name of the hotel’s concept room, is a type of D51 that runs on the main railway lines primarily on weekends. You can also find it making an appearance during various railway events!

The D51 498 concept room is filled with many original and fun features! This includes full-scale replicas of parts of the train on the room’s wallpaper, a video of the D51 leaving the station played on a large TV screen, and rare footage and photos that you normally wouldn’t have the chance to see. Many other items, such as the D51 door plate, will also have train enthusiasts bubbling with excitement for their stay!

Those who would like to book a stay at this concept room must first purchase tickets from the JR East Japan e-commerce website JRE Mall.

D51 498 Room: Pair of Accommodation Tickets for the One Night/Two Meal Package
・Period: Until March 31, 2022
・Rate: 40,000 yen
・Reservation Telephone Number: 027-325-3311 (Hotel Representative) *Reservations must be made three days before your desired accommodation date.

  • Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki
    • Address Yashimacho 222, Takasaki, Gunma, 370-0849
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    • Nearest Station Takasaki Station (Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Takasaki Line / JR Joetsu Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / JR Shinetsu Main Line / Joshin Line)
      4 minutes on foot

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Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu: Make a Wish While Watching the First Sunrise of the Year on this Once in a Lifetime Flight!

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu: Make a Wish While Watching the First Sunrise of the Year on this Once in a Lifetime Flight!
First sunrise of the New Year (sample image)

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is directly connected to the departure lobby of Haneda Airport's Terminal 2. This hotel is now offering an overnight stay that includes a flight to see the New Year's first sunrise. Here you can experience the rare moment of basking in the beauty of the first sunrise while above the clouds.

Guests who book this accommodation package will stay at the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu the night before their flight on December 31st. Flights leave from Haneda Airport on New Year’s Day, taking you on a two-hour tour of the year’s first sunrise. Once you’ve fully enjoyed this experience, the plane will land back at Haneda Airport.

ANA A321 (sample image)

Furthermore, ANA aircraft are chartered for this flight. With one window seat prepared for each booking, you can take your time to enjoy the glorious view of the first sunrise of the year.

Osechi-style Bento Box (sample image)

There’s even osechi- traditional Japanese New Year foods, bento boxes served for breakfast! You also get a boarding certificate and a mini bottle of Japanese sake to take home as a souvenir.

Reservations can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis through the travel site Seven Travel Club. You can purchase your desired package by clicking on the application button found at the bottom of this website’s page.

2022 New Year’s Day Sunrise Flight Package
・Date of Stay: Friday, December 31, 2021
・Rate: 61,000 yen - 90,000 yen

Here we have introduced overnight stays in the Tokyo area where you can have extraordinary experiences! Some of these include turning into a princess of an icy land or staying in a room that looks like a steam locomotive.

If you plan to spend your New Year holidays in the Tokyo area, this staycation might be a fun option for you! Since these packages are available for a limited time only, make sure to check each website as quickly as possible!

*The information in this article is from December 2021. For updated information, please check each official website.

Written by:

Ran Tanaka

Ran Tanaka

A writer based in Southeast Asia. Happy life is with cheap beer.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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