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3 Mar 2009

Intrigued by the Japanese culture? Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is offering a rare chance to experience one of its most fascinating facets: the geisha.

Its latest accommodation offers comes with premium seats for the 85th Azumi Odori performances at Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre in Ginza, Tokyo.

Established over 150 years ago, the Shinbashi Karyukai geisha troupe has entertained generations of fans with their traditional style of singing, dancing and shamisen (three-stringed musical instrument) playing.

Available from May 29 to June 1, the package, priced starting from 85,000 yen (US$872), features a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room or Premium Grand Room, two tickets for the show, bento lunches prepared by six exclusive ryotei restaurants: Tokyo Kiccho, Shinkiraku, Kanetanaka, Matsuyama, Yonemura and Yamane to be served at the theatre restaurant prior to the event, American breakfast for two at the hotel’s K’shiki all-day dining outlet and choice of early check in from 11am or late check out until 5pm.

The rates are based on double occupancy and include 15 percent surcharges and a daily municipal tax of 200 yen (US$2) per person. A cancellation fee will apply after April 29.

For more details, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo.

Margie T Logarta

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