10 Tips For Your First Japanese Holiday

Whether you’re a long-time Club member or a new face in the Wyndham family, you’ve got one thing in common – you love travelling.  From sun-soaked tropical vacays to inner-city expeditions, you’ve done it all.  You can’t wait for that moment when you step off the plane and into an exciting new world.  Strange experiences, different cultures, unfamiliar faces – it’s all part of the fun.  You’re an explorer.  You’re an adventurer.  You’re part of Club Wyndham.

Now think of Japan.  What do see?  Mount Fuji, its summit iced with pale snow, silhouetted against the horizon.  Pastel-pink sakura blossoms hanging heavy in the spring air.  The formidable legacy of the samurai.  The metropolitan vastness of Tokyo.

With its long, proud history and a host of unique traditions, this incredible country is nothing like anything you’ve experienced before.  Even for seasoned travellers, Japan’s distinctive culture is a shock to the system.  So, to prepare you for your first Honshū holiday, we’ve put together a list of ten handy tips to make your trip as awesome as possible.

  1. Don’t be afraid to try new things.

It’s Travelling 101, right?  Even if you love jumping outside your comfort zone, keep this one in the back of your mind during a trip to Japan.  Experiences like eating raw fish, getting stark-naked at a public onsen with strangers and watching monkeys swim in the snow can be intimidating for Westerners.  Make sure you plunge headlong into everything Japan has to offer, and don’t miss out just because it seems different (or even a little weird).

  1. Be polite and respectful.

Once again, this seems like a standard travelling tip, but Japan and the Japanese have an international reputation for being exceptionally well-mannered.  Blowing your nose in public, being loud on trains and wearing shoes on tatami mats are all frowned upon.  When you’re visiting attractions like temples and shrines, remember that they’re not just relics from the past – for many practitioners of Buddhism and Shintoism, they’re still deeply sacred sites, so follow the rules and be respectful.

  1. Don’t be offended if your tattoos get strange looks.

Although tattoos are pretty accepted in metropolitan areas thanks to high volumes of tourists, they’re less common in other parts of Japan, and, if you’ve got visible ink, you might be barred from onsen and other traditional places.  Why?  Historically, yakuza (Japanese mafia) received irezumi (hand-poked tattoos) body suits as a tribute to their status.  Tattoos and organised crime are inextricably linked in the general Japanese mind, so don’t be offended if you get some strange looks.

  1. Time your visit based on what you want to do.

Japan’s a highly seasonal country.  Winter activities like skiing aren’t available during summer, and many summer activities like hiking or swimming aren’t possible with snow.  Spring and autumn are the two most photogenic seasons – in spring, you’ll get to see the beautiful sakura blossoms, and, in autumn, the leaves of maples and other deciduous trees turn yellow, orange and red.

  1. Avoid peak season.

Japan is a small and densely-populated country, so it’s a good idea to avoid the Japanese school holidays.  The worst offender is the summer break, which generally ranges from 20 July to the end of August – if you try popular activities like climbing Mount Fuji during this period, you’ll end up locked in a person-to-person traffic jam.

  1. Avoid Western food.

There’s nothing wrong with Japan’s Western-style restaurants, but it’s pretty much a crime not to eat local in one of the world’s foodie capitals.  Please, stay away from MacDonald’s – check out a sashimi bar or an izakaya (saké pub) instead.  Udon and soba noodles, sushi, sashimi, gyoza, and tempura are just a few of Japan’s delicious offerings.

  1. Bring cash.

Surprise!  Cash is still king in most parts of Japan, so don’t step out without a tight wad of yen in your pocket.  Many places, especially in rural areas, won’t take card, so make sure that you withdraw enough to see you through the day.

  1. 7-Elevens are your friend.

7-Eleven convenience stores might seem like a last-ditch option for some late-night munchies if you’re a Westerner, but, in Japan, they’re 24-hour lifesavers.  If you’re missing some of your essentials, you’re hungry, or you feel like knocking back a few cups of saké, your local 7-Eleven is the place to visit.  Unlike American and Australian 7-Elevens, the Japanese renditions have pretty much everything you could need, including bento boxes, alcohol and toiletries.

  1. Learn how to use chopsticks.

You’ve probably encountered chopsticks at your local Asian restaurant, but a visit to Japan means it’s time to brush off your stick-skills and learn how to properly use these versatile utensils.  It’s also important to remember some etiquette: don’t point them at people, don’t rest them on the table, and don’t stick them in food.  The last one stems from the Japanese tradition of sticking chopsticks upright in food-offerings to the dead – it symbolises bringing death to the table, so definitely avoid doing it!

  1. Learn some Japanese.

This one’s applicable to any holiday in a foreign country.  English might be the most widely-spoken language in the world, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to read up on a few useful Japanese phrases.  Not only will it help you navigate areas that aren’t designed for tourists, it’ll also indicate that you’re making an effort to fit in, which is always appreciated by the locals.

 

And that’s it!  Remember these ten great tips, and you’ll be all set for your first Japanese holiday.  It’s time to start living your bucket-list– book an amazing Japanese experience with Club Wyndham today.

Onsen: Getting the Most Out of Japan’s Hot Springs

When us Westerners think about having a nice, warm bath at the end of the day, it’s mostly about getting clean.  Of course, there’s an element of relaxation – bath bombs and essential oils, for example, are designed to maximise enjoyment while still removing dirt.  Ultimately, though, having a bath is just a more luxurious alternative to showering.

Traditional Japanese culture takes a different view.  A long soak in hot water is about soothing both body and mind – scrubbing off is reserved for pre-bath showers.  Accordingly, public bathing has developed its own unique set of rules, designed to help enhance the near-spiritual tranquility of onsen. 

An onsen is a naturally-occurring hot spring, which the Japanese have been using as outdoor baths for centuries.  Although the experience has changed slightly to accommodate modern sensibilities, visiting an onsen is still an essential part of a Japanese holiday.  It’s here that tourists can experience ancient traditions found nowhere else in the world, and get a taste of truly authentic Japanese culture.

With that in mind, we’ve crafted our guide to onsen etiquette.  There are a lot of differences between Japanese and Western culture, so it’s important you nail down the basics before visiting.  Let’s get into it.

What is an Onsen?

Onsen (literally, ‘hot spring’) refers to the wellsprings heated by Japan’s intense geothermal activity.  Thanks to the country’s tectonic plate positioning, there’s literally thousands of onsen scattered across Honshū and its adjacent islands.

Although onsen were traditionally outdoor, public and shared by both men and women, today’s bathing includes both open-air (rotenburo) and indoor (uchiyu) optionsMen and women bathe separately, and there are also private onsen available, which can normally be found in ryokan (traditional Japanese inns).

For Westerners, the most alarming part of visiting an onsen is having to be nude!  Clothing, swimmers and towels are considered unclean, so virtually all onsen in Japan require that bathers be completed naked.

What Are the Different Types of Onsen?

Onsen are traditionally associated with healing.  The heat and buoyancy of the water is supposed to help relax muscles, relieve fatigue and get rid of all those aches and pains.  We completely agree!  If you’re visiting Japan in autumn or winter, reclining in an onsen is a great way to help revitalise your body if you’ve spent the day skiing or hiking.

That said, not all onsen are created equal.  Different onsen have different types of water, which, in turn, are associated with additional health benefits.  Although there’s plenty of normal onsen out there (hot springs with less than 1,000 ppm mineral composition), there are also lots of places where you can enjoy mineral-infused waters.

Alkaline sodium bicarbonate springs are said to improve skin tone, while sulphate springs can help with coronary disease.  Chloride springs are supposed to improve a weak constitution, while acidic springs soothe a variety of skin ailments – the waters essentially work like a very mild peel, removing old skin and helping new, clean skin shine through.  You can find acidic onsen (sansei-sen) near our resort in Kusatsu, Gunma!

Carbon dioxide springs look a bit like carbonated water.  Millions of tiny bubbles boil up out of these onsen, improving circulation for bathers,which in turn acts as a completely natural detox.  Forget the diets – just find a carbon dioxide onsen.

Sulphur springs are one of the most interesting types of onsen.  Although the pungent smell can be a bit of a disincentive, the exceptional healing qualities of the waters should be enough to lure you in.  They’re said to help heal burns, cuts, gout, hypertension and a variety of skin ailments.  Best of all, the sulphur reacting with oxygen turns the waters milky-white, so, if you’re a bit body-shy, a sulphur spring could be a good choice for you.

Finally, iron springs, or gantetsu-sen, are onsen with highly ferric waters.  The oxidisation of iron particles turns the pools an opaque, brown-red colour, and they’re said to be beneficial for those with low iron levels, as small amounts of iron can be absorbed through the skin.

Our Five Tips for Good Onsen Etiquette

Now we know all about the different varieties of onsen, it’s time to explore some basic guidelines for hot spring bathing.

  1. No tattoos. Although there are now exceptions – like onsen geared towards foreigners – most traditional onsen have a blanket ban on tattoos.  This stems from traditional Japanese tattoos, or irezumi, having a long association with yakuza (Japanese mafia).  Although these deeply symbolic body-suits are never seen on foreigners, the linkage of tattoos and organised crime is deeply ingrained in Japanese culture.  So, if you’ve just got a couple of small tattoos, try finding waterproof patches to cover them.  For those with lots of ink, book a private onsen in a ryokan, or find a tattoo-friendly onsen like Kashiwaya (https://www.kashiwaya.org/e/) near Tokyo.

 

  1. Be Naked. One of the cultural peculiarities of onsen is that everyone is expected to be completely nude.  This is because the Japanese believe that foreign objects, like clothing and towels, will contaminate the water.  Although guests are often provided with a small ‘modesty’ towel – to provide a bit of cover while moving between different springs – these need to be kept completely clear of the actual pools.  Some hot spas, particularly in metropolitan areas, offer an onsen-like experience where swimsuits are permitted, but these aren’t true onsen and, if you’re looking for an authentic experience, it’s time to overcome your inhibitions and strip down!

 

  1. Clean yourself before getting in the water.Remember what we mentioned before, about the Japanese attitude towards baths?  This is where it manifests in the onsen experience.  Most, if not all, hot spring complexes have showers where guests are expected to sit, wash and clean themselves prior to stepping into the onsen waters.  Soap, dirt, sweat and everything else needs to be removed before you start relaxing in the spa.

 

  1. Don’t put your head under the water. Although this is a widely-respected onsen custom, it’s also just basic hygiene – keep your eyes, nose, hair and mouth away from the water.  You don’t want a bacterial infection, and no-one else wants hair, saliva and oil contaminating the springs.

 

  1. Be respectful. The onsen experience is supposed to be soothing and peaceful.  You’re not at the beach, and you’re not at a pool party, so remember to be generally respectful of others.  Loud noise, running, excessive splashing, drinking, cell phones and photos are all big no-nos.  With that in mind, onsen are social places, and it’s quite likely that one of your fellow bathers will try to strike up a conversation.  Don’t be shy – talk back.

Having a long soak in an onsen is a truly unique, Japanese experience, so it’s important to give it a try.  If you’re nervous about your first time, don’t be!  Remember, everyone else is in the same boat, and, with the help of these handy tips, you’ll blend right in.

Although you can find onsen virtually everywhere in Japan, a number of our Club Wyndham Sundance resorts also feature on-site onsen or have hot springs nearby.  Check out Katsuura East, Hakone, Nasu, Kusatsu and Kawaguchiko for some of Japan’s best bathing experiences!  If you’re unsure about how to access onsen or which onsen is best for you, talk to our friendly resort staff, and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Excited for Japan’s most unique holiday experience?  Add ‘visiting an onsen’ to your itinerary, and start booking your Japanese getaway today!

 

Travelling in Japan

If you’ve lived or travelled in Australia, New Zealand or the States, you know that hiring a car is the easiest way to get around.  Trains and buses often have limited coverage restricted to metropolitan areas, and all the cool places are normally a little off the beaten track.  Besides, not being tied to a timetable means you have so much more freedom – you don’t have to worry about being rushed or getting stranded if you’ve arrived on your own set of wheels.

In Japan, things are a little different.  The relatively dense population of this small country means pretty much everywhere is covered by trains, buses or both.  Even in the inner cities, a combination of taxis and subways makes getting around fairly simple.  Apple users, it’s worth noting that Uber is really only available in Tokyo, and it’s not the cheap alternative we’re familiar with in the West – rides are rare, and are less cost-effective than other options.

Trains are definitely the easiest way to travel, with virtually all major cities connected by shinkansen, Japan’s famous bullet-trains.  These high-speed rail networks are clean, comfortable and fairly affordable.  The main shinkansen provider is Japan Rail, with smaller, private companies controlling urban railways and subway routes.  Consequently, the most affordable way to travel inter-city is by purchasing a JR Pass, which gives you unlimited coverage for JR’s host of shinkansen and regional trains.

About JR Passes

To be eligible for a JR pass, you need to be either a foreign tourist entering Japan under the status of ‘temporary visitor’, or a Japanese citizen living abroad who meets JR’s list of requisites.  Good news – if you’re a Club Wyndham member, chances are you’re in the first category, so eligibility shouldn’t be a problem.

JR offers passes with three different durations, in both Ordinary and Green (luxury) forms.

Type:                                               Green
Duration Adult Child
7-day 38,880¥ (541 AUD, 366 USD) 19,440¥ (271 AUD, 183 USD)
14-day 62,950¥ (876 AUD, 594 USD) 31,470¥ (438 AUD, 297 USD)
21-day 81,870¥ (1,139 AUD, 772 USD) 40,930¥ (570 AUD, 386 USD)

 

Type:                                          Ordinary
Duration Adult Child
7-day 29,110¥ (405 AUD, 275 USD) 14,550¥ (203 AUD, 137 USD)
14-day 46,390¥ (646 AUD, 437 USD) 23,190¥ (323 AUD, 219 USD)
21-day 59,350¥ (826 AUD, 560 USD) 29,670¥ (413 AUD, 280 USD)

Please note that the above JR prices are accurate as of April 2019.  The AUD and USD conversions are based on August 2019 conversion rates and will be subject to change.

For those wondering about the difference between Ordinary and Green passes, here it is: the Green cars are only found on shinkansen and tokkyu (limited express trains).  They’re essentially first-class carriages, which are slightly plusher and more spacious than Ordinary carriages.  It’s worth noting that Japan’s trains are extremely comfortable anyway, so it’s up to you whether you feel a bit of extra room is worth the additional cost of a Green pass.  However, with Green Passes, you’ll have to book seats in advance via the nearest JR ticket office, which is a hassle; Ordinary passes entitle you to just hop on the next available train.

JR Passes are activated at a set date, which is great for maximising your fiscal efficiency.  For example, if you’re staying at Club Wyndham’s Sundance Resort Kawaguchiko, you might decide to spend the first week of your holiday exploring the beautiful area around the Five Lakes.  To do this, the easiest way would be to use the three sightseeing bus lines (insert link: http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/heritage-tour/detail/id/1/), which aren’t covered by JR Passes.  In the second week of your holiday, though, you might decide you want to visit Tokyo and explore the rest of Yamanashi Prefecture.  You could set your JR Pass activation date to the second week of your holiday, so you don’t waste any of its coverage days.

Tickets

If you’re not planning on straying too far from your resort, one-time tickets are a more economic option.  The price of tickets for long-distance travel is fairly high; for local, short-distance travel on subways and buses, it’s a lot more affordable.

Most buses use an on-board ticketing system, meaning you buy your ticket when you step on to the bus.  Depending on the bus company and the location, slightly different payment methods apply.  Sometimes, you’ll be able to get a fixed-price ticket; other times, the ticket prices are calculated by your exit stop, with that stop’s fares being displayed on a digital screen above the driver.

For highway buses (medium- to long-distance trave), you’ll need to pre-purchase tickets.  These can be bought online via the bus company’s website, from bus terminals or from independent providers.

Train tickets are generally purchased at major stations or online.  JR, the biggest train company, uses a pricing system where it combines your base fare (an A to B price based on distance) with supplementary fees like those for limited express and express lines.

Our Tips for Travelling

  1. Plan ahead.

The best way to ensure you have an easy, uncomplicated trip is to know exactly which routes you’re going to take.  If possible, buy your tickets online or in advance so you don’t waste time trying to find ticket machines at the stations.

  1. Learn some basic Japanese.

If you get lost, confused about which line you should be on, or you’re just in a rush to find the nearest bathroom, some basic Japanese phrases can be lifesavers.  Directions and colours (for train and bus lines) are some of the most useful.  For those who struggle with languages, Google Translate and other translation apps are invaluable; character recognition software means you can position your phone over Japanese characters and have the app then translate them into English for you.

  1. Carry cash.

Although us Westerners are used to paying with a quick tap of our cards, cash still holds sway in Japan, and it’s a good idea to stack up on a nice bundle of yen.  This is especially true if you’re paying for buses and trains with tickets – ticketing machines may or may not take card.

  1. Get in line early.

Even if you’ve sorted out your routes, bought your tickets and feel confident for the coming journey, we still recommend arriving at the train station/bus terminal nice and early.  Being at the front of the line means you won’t feel rushed, and you’ll have more time to stow your overhead luggage.  Aiming to arrive well before departure is also a smart way to avoid any problems arising from traffic snafus – nothing’s worse than missing your shinkansen because of an inner-city jam.

Feeling confident enough to navigate Japan?  Keep this guide in your back pocket, and you won’t have any problems.  Best of all, our friendly resort staff are always on hand if you need help charting a route or finding the most affordable options, so don’t hesitate to ask.  Good luck!

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Are you one of the travellers who prefer places with fewer crowds? Lombok is a must-visit place you need to check out.

Whether you love adventure, passionate about culture or just enjoy relaxing on a sun lounger at the beach with a cocktail in hand, Lombok’s allure will make you want to come back again and again. 

Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Happy Mid-Autumn Day!

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Harvest Moon Festival is observed by countries in South East Asia.

The festival started 3,000 years ago in China when emperors believed that worshipping the moon will give them a bountiful harvest.

In modern times, families gather together for dinners and mooncakes, made from red bean and lotus seed paste, and shared with loved ones and friends. Mooncakes are an important element of the festival as they signify unity among families.

With your Club Wyndham Asia membership, you can take part in this traditional festival with your loved ones at a spectacular destination.

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WYNDHAM LEGEND HALONG BAY

Associate Resort

Overlooking the World Heritage-listed site of Ha Long Bay, the five-star Wyndham Legend Halong Bay offers a spectacular holiday experience. Located by the bay, you can admire beautiful vistas of the water, relax in style at the spa or taste the finest international cuisine in any of the hotel’s speciality onsite restaurants.

 

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Associate Resorts

As a Club Wyndham Asia® Member, you have the opportunity to travel to a range of great holiday destinations staying at Associate Resorts, an additional benefit offered by the Club Developer, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (HK) Limited.

It is important to note that due to Affiliate Resorts being operated independently from Club Wyndham Asia®, the following should be considered:

  • Resort, room facilities and standards may vary.
  • Some properties may have a minimum night stay.
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Queen’s Birthday 2019

Visit Bangkok on August 12 and join millions of Thai people celebrate the 87th birthday of Queen Sirikit.

Queen Sirikit is the wife of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth monarch from the Chakri dynasty.

On the morning of her birthday, alms are given to monks and a candlelight ceremony is held in the evening. Thai households hang portraits of the Queen while buildings and streets in Bangkok are decorated with lights and flowers.

Mother’s Day in Thailand is also celebrated during the Queen’s birthday.

With your CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA membership, you can experience all the city has to offer during this holiday and return to five-star accommodation.

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RAMADA PLAZA BANGKOK MENAM RIVERSIDE

Associate Resort

The award-winning Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside is the perfect base to explore Bangkok’s fascinating attractions. The spacious hotel boasts an outdoor pool, five restaurants, three bars, and a wellness and spa centre spanning 1,000 square metres.

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Associate Resorts

As a Club Wyndham Asia® Member you have the opportunity to travel to a range of great holiday destinations staying at Associate Resorts, an additional benefit offered by the Club Developer, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (HK) Limited.

It is important to note that due to Affiliate Resorts being operated independently from Club Wyndham Asia®, the following should be considered:

  • Resort, room facilities and standards may vary.
  • Some properties may have a minimum night stay.
  • Resorts may be modified or removed at any time without notice.

Vesak Day 2019

On May 19, Buddhists in Malaysia will commemorate three major life events of Gautama Buddha – his birthday, enlightenment and passing.

Called Vesak Day, devotees of Buddha meditate in temples, recite prayers and offer alms to Buddhist monks. There will also be a Buddha parade, with spectators admiring the decorative floats.

Your CLUB WYNDHAM® ASIA membership gives you a choice of two excellent accommodation options while you stay and take part in the Vesak Day this year!

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RAMADA SUITES BY WYNDHAM KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTRE

Associate Resort

Conveniently close to Kuala Lumpur City Centre, the hotel offers modern apartments with a kitchenette, dining and living areas and a balcony. Relax in the outdoor infinity pool, work up a sweat at the fitness centre, or enjoy Peranakan dishes at the onsite restaurant.

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 RAMADA PLAZA BY WYNDHAM MELAKA

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Enjoy the comforts of spacious rooms with relaxing river and ocean views, separate living areas and complimentary Wi-Fi at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka. The hotel features two swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness centre and four dining options.

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Associate Resorts

As a Club Wyndham Asia® Member you have the opportunity to travel to a range of great holiday destinations staying at Associate Resorts, an additional benefit offered by the Club Developer, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (HK) Limited.

It is important to note that due to Affiliate Resorts being operated independently from Club Wyndham Asia®, the following should be considered:

  • Resort, room facilities and standards may vary.
  • Some properties may have a minimum night stay.
  • Resorts may be modified or removed at any time without notice.

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จากจุดชิมวิวลอยฟ้ามิดแลนด์สแควร์ (ชั้น 46) ซึ่งจะมองเห็นวิวสุดสวยของเมืองนาโกย่าได้

Recommended RCI Resort: Mikawawan Resort Linx (SF50/SG50) 

โทรตอนนี้เพื่อจอง

 

จังหวัดมิเอะ ภูมิภาคคันไซ

เติมพลังในวันเบาๆ ด้วยความสุขและเสียงหัวเราะได้ที่จังหวัดมิเอะ!
สิ่งที่โดดเด่นอย่างหนึ่งของจังหวัดคึอ
สวนสนุกที่มีขนาดใหญ่ที่สุดของญี่ปุ่นอย่างนางาชิมะ สำหรับผู้ท้าทายนั้นสามารถลองนั่งรถไฟเหาะอย่าง
Steel Dragon 2000 ที่เร็วแรงดั่งลมพายุหมุนซึ่งวิ่งไปทั่วดินแดนสวนสนุกแห่งนี้
อีกทั้งยังมีสวนน้ำในที่ร่มและชิงช้าสวรรค์ขนาดมหึมาที่คุณสามารถชมวิวมุมสูงสวยๆ
ของสวนสนุกได้ แวะชมอาคารร้านค้าเพื่อรับประทานอาหารและซื้อสินค้าได้ด่วนทันใจ
จากนั้นเมื่อเข้าสู่ยามราตรี ให้มุ่งไปยัง นาบานะ โนะ ซาโตะ
ซึ่งเป็นธีมพาร์คสวนดอกไม้ที่อยู่ใกล้เคียงซึ่งมีการแสดงแสงสีไฟ
LED ที่สวยงามที่สุดแห่งหนึ่งของญี่ปุ่นก่อนปิดท้ายวันอย่างมีความสุข

Recommended RCI Resort: Cocopa Resort Club Cottage (SF53/SG53)

เกาะอะวะจิ จังหวัดเฮียวโงะ

เกาะแห่งนี้เป็นสถานที่สุดสมบูรณ์แบบสำหรับวันหยุดพักผ่อน
ที่คุณสามารถใช้เวลาเดินชมธรรมชาติ วัฒนธรรมและประวัติศาสตร์
จุดแวะแรกให้ไปยังศาลเจ้าอิซานากิ ซึ่งเป็นศาลเจ้าที่เก่าแก่ที่สุดในญี่ปุ่น
ซึ่งถ้าหากคุณโชคดี คุณก็อาจทันดูพิธีกรรมของศาสนาชินโตแท้ๆ
จุดถัดไปมุ่งไปตามเส้นทางประวัติศาสตร์
ไปยังปราสาทสุโมโตะอันเกรียงไกรที่สร้างขึ้นในช่วงศตวรรษที่ 15
สำหรับคนรักธรรมชาตินั้นไม่ควรพลาดความงามของทัศนียภาพ
ดอกไม้ที่สวยงาม ณ สวนดอกไม้พันดอก (Taman Seribu Bunga)
ซึ่งมีอ่าวโอซาก้าอยู่เป็นเบื้องหลัง
จากนั้นคุณสามารถเลือกเครื่องดื่มเพื่อความรื่นเริงใจได้ที่โรงหมักสาเกเซนเนนนิจิ
ก่อนที่จะไปชมอาทิตย์อัสดงสุดสวยที่ย่านอาทิตย์อัสดง
ซึ่งอยู่บริเวณชายหาดเคอิโนะ มัทสึบะระ
ปิดท้ายด้วยการผ่อนคลายด้วยการแช่บ่อน้ำร้อนออนเซนที่มัตสึโอะโนะซาตะ
ในขณะที่เชยชมการแสดงแสงสีจากสะพานอะคาชิไคเคียว
ซึ่งจะแสดงทุกๆ ชั่วโมงนับตั้งแต่ช่วงหัวค่ำเป็นต้นไป

Recommended RCI Resort: Went Awaji Higashikaigan (SF31/SG31) 

โทรศัพท์ติดต่อเราเพื่อจองห้องพัก:

(อินโดนีเซีย) 007 803 651 0043
(ไทย) 1800 011 300
(มาเลเซีย) 1800 806 753
(ฟิลิปปินส์) 1800 165 10797
(จีน) 400 920 0896
(สิงคโปร์) 6697 7277 (ไม่ใช่ Toll Free ระหว่างประเทศ)

There’s more to discover in Japan with RCI

Experience the natural beauty of all seasons, as well as the rich cultural and historical roots during your next vacation in Japan. Let us introduce the lesser known but must-visit places to enrich your itinerary.

 

AICHI-KEN, CHŪBU 

Get ready for a multi-faceted experience in Aichi-ken! Hunt for the mythical Shachihoko, a creature with a tiger’s head and a carp’s body, at the famous Nagoya castle. Explore the largest planetarium in the world- Nagoya City Science Museum and experience the speed of Maglev train in a simulator at the Nagoya Railway Museum. For picture-perfect moments, hop on a ferry to Sakushima Island, which has possibly the most artistic coastline in Japan, featuring contemporary art figures and constructions along the beautiful shore. When night comes by, take in the amazing aerial view of Nagoya City from the Sky Promenade of Midland Square.

Recommended RCI Resort: Mikawawan Resort Linx (SF50/SG50) 

 

MIE-KEN, KANSAI

It is easy to fill your day with joy and laughter at Mie-Ken! It features one of the largest amusement parks in Japan – Nagashima. For the daring souls, hop onto the Steel Dragon 2000 roller coaster and be treated to a whirlwind ride that runs through the entire park. There are also water parks within the premises and a giant ferris wheel that will give you a bird’s eye view of the whole park. Swing by the integrated mall to have your meals and a quick shopping spree. When the night comes, head over to Nabano No Sato, another theme park nearby that has one of Japan’s finest LED light show to end your day on a high note.

Recommended RCI Resort: Cocopa Resort Club Cottage (SF53/SG53)

AWAJI ISLAND, HYOGO 

This island is the perfect place for a slow-paced holiday that allows you to take the time to walk through nature, culture and history. First stop, head to the Izanagi Shrine, the oldest shrine in the country and if you are lucky, you may even catch the traditional Shinto ceremonies. Next stop, take a history walk at the majestic Sumoto Castle built since 1500s. Nature lovers should not miss the beautiful floral scenery at the Thousand Flower Garden with the Osaka Bay as the backdrop. End your day relaxing in an onsen at Matsuho-no-sata while overseeing the short lightshow of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge that occurs every hour from dusk onwards.

Recommended RCI Resort: Went Awaji Higashikaigan (SF31/SG31) 

TO BOOK, PHONE:

(INDONESIA) 007 803 651 0043
(THAILAND) 1800 011 300
(MALAYSIA) 1800 806 753
(PHILIPPINES) 1800 165 10797
(CHINA) 400 920 0896
(SINGAPORE) 6697 7277 (Non- ITFS)

Songkran Festival 2019

Songkran Festival 2019

As the Songkran Festival approaches (April 13 to 15), now is the ideal time to book a getaway – or perhaps a longer holiday – in Thailand.

Songkran is a water festival that marks the traditional Thai New Year. Songkran means to ‘move’ or ‘change place’. This is the time when families visit temples for prayer and offering. It is also a period when locals sprinkle water to crowds and Buddha statues parading the streets. The throwing of water is believed to cleanse the body and bring good fortune for the year.

 

Your CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA membership gives you excellent accommodation options while you stay and celebrate the Songkran Festival this year! Book now!

 

 

WYNDHAM GRAND PHUKET KALIM BAY

Club and Associate Resort

Located on a high cliff overlooking the Andaman Sea, Wyndham Grand Kalim Bay is a luxurious five-star resort that boasts private pool villas with six or nine-metre infinity pools. Take advantage of the resort’s upscale amenities, which include a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and three dining areas.

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WYNDHAM SEA PEARL RESORT PHUKET 

Club Resort

This resort offers guests breathtaking views of the ocean and hinterland, positioned away from the hustle and bustle yet an easy bus ride from town. After soaking up the sun and exploring seaside market stalls, retreat to Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket and relax at your room with an outdoor Jacuzzi and private balcony.

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Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok exterior

RAMADA PLAZA BANGKOK MENAM RIVERSIDE

Associate Resort

Located in the bustling capital, this hotel is a stone’s throw away from Bangkok’s shopping and entertainment districts. It boasts five onsite restaurants and three bars. The hotel offers a free shuttle boat service, which will connect you to the train station and the city’s Skytrain network.

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Associate Resorts

As a Club Wyndham Asia® Member you have the opportunity to travel to a range of great holiday destinations staying at Associate Resorts, an additional benefit offered by the Club Developer, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (HK) Limited.

It is important to note that due to Affiliate Resorts being operated independently from Club Wyndham Asia®, the following should be considered:

  • Resort, room facilities and standards may vary.
  • Some properties may have a minimum night stay.
  • Resorts may be modified or removed at any time without notice.