AS THE SPORTING WORLD GEARS UP FOR THE 2020 OLYMPICS IN TOKYO, YOU CAN TOO.
Looking for the perfect way to get into the spirit of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, before the crowds do, and without having to train like an elite athlete your whole life? Read on…
Palace Hotel Tokyo is toning visitors’ muscles and sharpen their minds with some pretty fun fitness-focused packages that will appeal to those competitive Aussie spirits. For example, you could choose to have a private two-hour swimming session with former Japanese Olympic swimmer and Asian Games medalist Hanae Ito in the hotel’s indoor pool. Maybe you’d prefer to feel like an Olympic cyclist on a private three-hour biking excursion led by Tokyo Great Cycling Tour? Same deal for the wannabe Olympic runners or kayakers – choose a private three-hour jog around the city guided by Tokyo Great Running Tour or a two-hour kayaking outing hosted by Tokyo Great Kayaking Tour. Phew!
For those interested in more contemplative yet complementary Olympic-type conditioning, Palace Hotel Tokyo is also offering one-of-a-kind experiences to get your headspace game-day ready. Maybe you’d like to spend two hours in private zen meditation with the head monk of a 400-year-old Buddhist temple? Or take part in a private two-hour Japanese tea ceremony experience at a heritage home conducted by one of Japan’s legendary tea house masters – who is now over 90 years old? Or, try a private two-hour introduction to shodō, the art of Japanese calligraphy, by a highly decorated shodō artist. Wow, Tokyo, you’ve really won us over and the Games haven’t even yet begun!
Earlier this year, Virgin was given the green light to launch a new direct flight between Brisbane and Tokyo ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. All that combined, maybe Tokyo should be high on your travel bucket list in the coming months?