Event Planning in Tokyo, Simplified

By The Savvy Team
April 4, 2015
Lifestyle

If you have ever tried planning a bachelorette party or baby shower in Tokyo, you know it is not always an easy task. While these kinds of events are fairly standard in Western countries, with lots of options available, they are still fairly unknown in Japan. Try asking the staff at a restaurant if they can help you put together something special for a bride-to-be or expecting mother and you're unlikely to be offered anything more than the standard all-you-can-drink party menu. Luckily, the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has recognized this void in the market and responded accordingly, with a whole roster of fabulous new event packages.

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For bachelorette parties, the hotel offers a dinner buffet and two and a half hours of free-flowing sparkling, red and white wines and whiskey. Also included is a headdress for the bride, a fortune teller, and a choice of either a walking lesson or makeup lesson. All this takes place in a luxurious, private environment and costs ¥25,000 per person. There are also bachelor party options for the guys, which include a choice of a DJ, a casino, or a bunny girl.

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Forget about the headache-inducing task of finding a diaper cake in Tokyo; the Shangri-La has that taken care of as well. The hotel’s baby shower package includes an organic afternoon tea spread, tasteful baby-themed decorations, and yes, the sought-after diaper cake. This plus a maternity yoga or maternity massage session for the mama-to-be goes for the all-inclusive price of ¥8,000 per person.

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But you don’t have to be getting married or having a baby (or know someone who is) to take advantage of the Shangri-La Hotel’s new event packages. Also available are options for just-because mommy outings (complete with lunch in a private room and a toy and movie to keep the kiddies entertained), girls’ nights or days out, alumni gatherings, and adults’ and kids’ birthday parties. The latter includes a lunch buffet in a private room, a birthday cake, decorations, and a choice of a balloon artist, face painter, or magician as entertainment. At ¥15,000 for each child and one parent, it may just be the best all-inclusive kids’ birthday party option in Tokyo.

For more details on the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo’s new events packages and to make reservations, please call 03-6739-7550.