The Peninsula Spa

Spa Journey

Tokyo offers a blissful spa experience where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and relax the mind as well as the body, without traveling afar. Here you will receive state-of-the-art, luxurious treatments that combine methods from around the globe, with Japanese beauty regimens that have been passed on for years, cutting-edge research, and the delicacy and hospitality of Japanese aestheticians.

The Peninsula Tokyo is located in an ideal location facing the Imperial Palace. The spa on the 5th and 6th floors is the only place in Japan, or in the world, where you can enjoy lavish treatments with legendary Peninsula service. From the moment you arrive at the reception, the spa—designed to take you on a ‘Spa Journey’—transports you away from everyday life to a blissful experience. The Japanese interior is designed with shoji and Japanese paper. The treatment rooms, which are furnished with shoji screens in a warm wood tone, are available with double capacity for couples to enjoy.

The Peninsula Tokyo is the only spa in Japan to offer treatments such as Monaco’s results-driven anti-aging facial treatments, as well as hand and foot care supervised by Bastien Gonzalez, a global podiatrist. In addition, the Spa’s signature Qi Healing treatment is an exclusive experience, offered only at The Peninsula Tokyo.

It consists of a back massage using relaxing wood scent oils, followed by a full massage of the soles of the feet while the back remains warm with a mugwort hot pad. After reflexology to stimulate the backs of the legs and promote blood flow throughout the body, the treatment is completed with a scalp massage using camellia oil to nourish beautiful hair and relieve tension around the eyes and forehead. Wrap yourself in the gentle aroma of Japanese hiba and mugwort plants to relieve stress and feel rejuvenated.

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Experience Japan’s Passion for Wellness at Luxury Salon Clé de Peau Beauté

Experience Japans Passion for Wellness at Luxury Salon Clé de Peau Beauté

Shiseido’s Clé de Peau Beauté is a name that is today synonymous with luxury. The proudly Japanese beauty company has been offering the highest quality beauty, skincare, cosmetic, and wellness products since 1872. In the almost 150 years of its existence, it has remained not only the nation’s leaders in its field but an influential force both across Asia and more recently across the world.

Today, Shiseido owns about 40 different beauty brands. They range from budget to the most upmarket, luxury products money can buy. Clé de Peau Beauté is one of the company’s most prestigious offerings. Tokyo is where you’ll find Clé de Peau Beauté’s flagship salon where guests can experience both the rejuvenating qualities of the product delivered with the ultimate in Japanese omotenashi (traditional hospitality) culture.

Clé de Peau Beauté, always striving to offer the best skincare treatment available. Here at the Clé de Peau Beauté salon, guests can learn more about the brand while experiencing a skin treatment in a spa specifically made for Clé de Peau Beauté’s products.

When you visit Clé de Peau Beauté salon, one of Clé de Peau Beauté salon’s beauty specialists will assess the condition of your skin and will create a treatment that best suits you. To make sure the services are always of the highest possible standard, all of Clé de Peau Beauté salon’s beauty specialists take part in the Clé de Peau Beauté’s specialist training program.

It’s all about using premium products in a luxurious setting and experiencing the best in service, skincare, and wellness Japan has to offer.

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Zazen in the Heart of Tokyo

Zazen in the Heart of Tokyo

If you are tired from the noises of the Tokyo metropolis, there is no need to flee far away. If you want to give your mind a rest, why not try zazen at Chokokuji?

Chokokuji, located in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo, is the Tokyo Betsuin (branch temple) of the Sotozen Eiheiji Temple founded around 500 years ago. The Kannon-do hall houses a Kannon statue about 10m high, known as the Juichimenkannonbosatsuzo, or the Eleven-Faced Bodhisattva. Here people have worshipped the Kannon on its sacred ground since ancient times and it has watched over the people with beauty and nobility as they have repeatedly overcome disasters.

If you look at Chokokuji’s official website you will see that you cannot make reservations for the zazenkai offered to the public on Mondays. However, on an order basis, it is possible to make reservations for zazen on other days. We do recommend that you have an interpreter accompany you to zazen.

You will sit on a zazen zabuton (cushion) known as a “sabu” where you will place one foot on the opposite thigh and tuck your other leg under you. You will sway from left to right using the three points of both knees and your buttocks to stabilize you as you breathe in and out deeply from your abdomen. Open your eyes and look at the floor approximately 1m in front of you. A bell will signal the beginning of zazen.

The Buddhist monks will teach you the basic spirit of ichigyo zanmai (zazen is not for profit, but to sit is to realize enlightenment) and shinjin ichinyo (mind-body unity).

Why not take the opportunity to take part in some quiet zazen in the middle of a hectic city to help you face yourself and your mental concentration.

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Mind-Blowing Sensory Experience

Mind-Blowing Sensory Experience

Tokyo is known as a very wellness conscious city and offers a variety of activities for maintaining your health and beauty. For example, Tokyo allows you to enjoy various styles of yoga from traditional Indian or original Japanese yoga that are popular for both locals and visitors. “Tokyo is an excellent place to explore yoga because it has such a large variety of venues in which classes are held” explains the Hotel Gajoen team.

Gajoen is an over 90-year-old Japanese-style luxury hotel complex that hosts a unique ‘Morning Art Yoga’ experience. There is something special about doing yoga while surrounded by the scent of tatami. Since breathing, when you do yoga, involves inhaling and exhaling through your nose, the relaxing effect obtained from the sense of smell is very important. The scent of the “soft rush straw” plant used for tatami contains the same components as that of the relaxing effects of a forest bath.

In addition, because vanilla essence and the aromatic components of black tea are included, every time you take a deep breath you will be healed by the scent of the tatami straw and feel a deep relaxing effect. You will also see the beautiful art spread across the ceiling and walls as you do your poses. Classes are available to both hotel guests and visitors, and can be tailored to the level of the participants from beginner to advanced. Instructors can also hold classes in English.

After the one-hour morning session, you can go to the Executive Lounge, which is usually open only to hotel guests, and have a luxurious breakfast. Fresh and flavorful vegetables, green smoothies, and choice dairy yogurts are available to give your body a morning boost. This is a special wellness experience that expertly combines mental and physical health with art.

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