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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone: 81- 6-6343-7000
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-Experience authentic Japanese omotenashi hospitality in a Japanese Suite –
OSAKA, May 16th, 2017 – The Ritz Carlton, Osaka is offering a new Japanese Experience Package which includes accommodation in one of its two beloved Japanese Suites. This package epitomizes The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka’s elegance and authentic omotenashi - the Japanese concept of “hospitality” – by inviting guests to experience omotenashi at the highest level of luxury.
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka’s Japanese Suites take guests back in time with their traditional Japanese ryokan inn-style designs. Complementing the unique Japanese décor, guests can enjoy sweeping views overlooking the downtown Osaka cityscape. Upon arrival, guests step onto the bright wooden floor and slide the ornate fusuma paper screens to reveal several separate rooms: a spacious living room/sleeping area and a private engawa verandah.The living room is covered entirely with soft tatami mat flooring, exquisitely decorated with a classically painted hanging scroll, and furnished with a floor-seating table and cushioned chairs. Guests will be warmly welcomed to the hotel by a lady in kimono who will serve you matcha green tea and traditional Japanese snacks, and guide you to the Japanese Suite, where guests can find a space of peace and clarity beyond the daily hustle and bustle of the city.
In the evening, guests can enjoy one of the most revered aspects of daily Japanese life - its ritualist bathing culture. Bath time is one of the real pleasures of Japanese culture and The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka’s Japanese Suite is equipped with a unique Japanese mikage (granite) stone bathtub and Asprey bath amenities. Enjoy a well-deserved soak and after bath time, don a traditional yukata robe, gaze at the stars from your engawa verandah and simply relax in your surroundings as though you were transported back in time. Upon returning to your suite in the evening, your tatami room will have been transformed into a sleeping room with a futon mattress laid on the tatami floor and fluffy duvet comforters for each guest placed on top. A deep restful sleep in a futon placed on top of tatami mats is one of the Japanese’s favorite travel experiences.
The next morning, start the day with an in-room traditional Japanese breakfast prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Osaka's Japanese restaurant Hanagatami. The breakfast features an array of small-plate dishes to try and savor, including vegetable salads, dashimaki rolled egg, grilled fish, miso soup, rice or porridge, and fruit, among many others.
Osaka is the third-largest city in Japan and has been often referred to as "the kitchen of the world" at the heart of Japanese food culture throughout history. In fact, many Japanese believe that Osaka continues to honor its fine culinary reputation to this day, offering the best food of anywhere in Japan. The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka follows this belief and constantly searches for the best local ingredients and products to use in all the dishes it serves at the hotel. Guests are invited to enjoy the finest Japanese breakfast in the culinary heart of Japan.
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Japanese Experience Stay Package
Period: From May 16th to September 30th, 2017
Price: ¥70,782～（1 room, 2 people）inclusive of tax and service charge
*Optional Japanese kaiseki dinner course “Yamabuki” at Hanagatami, 11,050 JPY per person (usual price: 13,000 JPY) exclusive of tax and service charge
Place: Japanese Suite room (total two available) (25F)
Matcha green tea welcome drink and traditional Japanese snacks
In-room Japanese breakfast
Complimentary use of spa facilities (steam sauna, indoor baths and outdoor Jacuzzi)
Complimentary bicycle rental - to enjoy the city the same way as visitors of the past would have