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Yokoso Japan "Lost In Translation Packages"
Japan Welcomes Tourists Enchanted by Acclaimed Film Lost in Translation

Did the two of you enjoy Lost in Translation? Plan your own trip to Japan to see some of the destinations used in the movie (including the hotel where much of the action was filmed!)

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 the website www.japantravelinfo.com. JNTO assists 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

Bill Murray as Bob Harris in LOST IN TRANSLATION Photo Courtesy PA PicSelect

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 (approximately $4,527) for double occupancy excluding tax and service charge. Reservations can be made by calling 011-81-3-5322-1234 or via www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com.

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/night (approx. US$150). For reservations, please contact: www.oakwood.com, 800.888.0808 (U.S.) or 011-81.3.5786.7800 (Tokyo).

Bill Murray as Bob Harris and Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte in LOST IN TRANSLATION Photo courtesy PA PicSelect

NOTE: For additional packages related to the new YOKOSO Campaign, visit the campaign webite: www.japantravelinfo.com.