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Yokoso Japan "Lost In Translation Packages"

Japan Welcomes Tourists Enchanted by Acclaimed Film Lost in Translation

New York, NY ... September 30, 2003 ... Film goers dazzled by the vision of Tokyo in director Sofia Coppola's critically acclaimed new film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray, may contact the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) for more information about the stunning locales glimpsed in the film. JNTO may be reached via phone at 212-757-5640 (New York), 213-623-1952 (Los Angeles) or via our website JNTO is delighted to assist tourists interesting in locating the sites featured in the movie, including:

The Park Hyatt Tokyo, including its Club on the Park spa, New York bar and Kozue restaurant
Tokyo's dynamic, neon-saturated shopping and nightlife in Shinjuku and Shibuya
The Shinsanken bullet train to Kyoto, the historic center of Japanese culture
Historic temples located in both Tokyo and Kyoto

Two Tokyo hotels have launched packages inspired by the film. The Park Hyatt Tokyo, where much of the film takes place, has launched a luxurious Lost in Translation Package inviting travelers to, "Experience the energy, romance, and humor of a visit abroad with this special offer, which mirrors the adventures of the film's main characters (played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson)." The five-night package in a Park Suite includes complimentary breakfast, shiatsu massage, free drinks and more. The package price is 530,000 yen (approximately $4,527) for double occupancy excluding tax and service charge. Reservations can be made by calling 011-81-3-5322-1234 or via Park Hyatt Tokyo occupies the top 14 floors of the elegant 52-story Shinjuku Park Tower, located in one of Tokyo's major business shopping and entertainment districts. Known for its dramatic architecture, stunning interiors, spectacular views, award winning restaurants, private art collection, and extensive library, Park Hyatt Tokyo's 178 rooms and suites double as a serene retreat and efficient private office for the discriminating international traveler.

The other hotel offering a special promotion is the new Oakwood Residence Aoyama, where director Sofia Coppola and her crew stayed during the Lost in Translation filming in Tokyo. Oakwood is located in Tokyo's creative hub, Aoyama, the heart of Tokyo's fashion, music and art world. The Oakwood Residence offers 72 beautiful suites complete with flat-screen TVs, all-cotton linens, silk pillows and high speed internet. Each suite has its own kitchen and washer/dryer too. The property is adjacent to Omotesando-dori, one of Tokyo's favorite shopping streets. Oakwood's bilingual front-desk staff help guide guests to the best of Japan. Rates at Oakwood Residence Aoyama begin at 18,000 yen/night (approx. US$150). For reservations, please contact:, 800.888.0808 (U.S.) or 011-81.3.5786.7800 (Tokyo).

NOTE: For additional packages related to the new YOKOSO Campaign, visit the campaign webite:

Information is provided as a courtesy to users of this website. Though the JNTO endeavors to ensure the information is accurate, users of the information are to act on such using their own judgement and at their own risk. Neither the JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.

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