If you have never been to Natsu-Matsuri – a summer festival in Japan, may we give you a few pointers.
Traditional Natsu-Matsuri festival favorites include Bon Odori, a traditional Japanese dance performance that varies in style with each region, and the Tanabata Festival, also known as the Star festival, where, according to legend, two stars lovers who were separated by the Milky Way are able to meet once a year. A popular Tanabata tradition is to write one’s wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on a specially erected bamboo tree in the hope that they will come true.
For those looking for more contemporary experiences, nightfall over Japan in the summer months gives rise to a kaleidoscope of firework displays complemented by music. There are also outdoor music festivals throughout the season, as well as street stalls offering local delights like Yakisoba (fried noodles) and Kakigori, a delightful dessert of finely shaved flavoured ice with mouth-watering toppings – perfect for beating the summer heat.
Hereby, Preferred Hotels & Resorts invites travelers to join in the Natsu-Matsuri with attractive advance purchase deals that offer up to 25% off the Best Available Rate during Japan’s season of festivals this summer.
Hotel New Otani Tokyo “The Main”
Enjoy 20% off the Best Available Rates with a minimum of three night’s stay when booked 21 days in advance. Room rate from US$195 per night.
Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo
Enjoy 20% off the Best Available Rates when booked 21 days in advance. Room rate from US$217 per night.
Hotel New Grand, Yokohama
Enjoy 20% off the Best Available Rates with a minimum of 3 night’s stay when booked 14 days in advance. Room rate from US$76 per night.
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Enjoy up to 15% off the Best Available Rates when booked 21 days in advance. Room rate from US$140 per night.
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For more information: www.preferredhotels.com/PreferredSummerJapan.