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A Japan Holiday to Remember

PR Karaksa van at hotel

PR Karaksa Van

Make 2017 the perfect time to make new memories with your loved ones in one of your dream destinations: Japan.

It’s so easy to fall in love with the Land of the Rising Sun — its four seasons, its fascinating culture, the glorious food, its awesome theme parks (Universal Studios and Disneyland, among others) and the faster-than-lighting bullet rains.

With visa rules relaxed, visiting Japan has become an attractive option not only to budget-minded, travel-savvy Filipinos but to our Asian neighbors as well. Add to that the availability of different types of accommodations: five-star hotels, capsule hotels, Airbnb homes and the newly opened Karaksa Hotel in Osaka and Kyoto, which caters mainly to Filipinos and tourists from Southeast Asian countries.

Owned and operated by Xymax Corporation, a premier asset and property management company in Japan, carefully-planned, designed, studied and developed Karaksa Hotels. The hotel took into consideration the Asian market preference: comfortable beds, room temperature, clean and efficient toilet and baths, strategically-placed electrical outlets, even a strong Wi-Fi signal. And to make it accessible, particularly to the Filipino market, Xymax Corporation partnered with Robinsons Land Corporation’s Go Hotels chain, which was Karaksa’s design peg.

Under the partnership, Go Hotels serves as the sales and marketing arm of Karaksa Hotels. In fact, it has started selling hotel rooms in Japan’s newly-opened Karaksa Hotels in Osaka and Kyoto via its online distribution platform –, allowing it to serve the growing number of Filipino tourists in Japan. But unlike Go Hotels, the Karaksa Hotels is somewhere between economy and high end.

For only P6,000+ per night, guests can relax in a fully air-conditioned room with complete facilities, including a separate toilet and bath — with fully automated toilet seats — sanitized slippers, freshly washed pajama set, top-of-class toiletries and free breakfast. At Karaksa Hotel, charging your multiple gadgets isn’t a problem as there are electrical outlets strategically-placed all over the room — right by your bed side, on the vanity counter, and on the walls. The Wi-Fi signal is strong, just how we Filipinos want it.

There’s a social lounge with vending machines and coin-operated massage chairs where guests can relax and have a quick fix. Just across it is the dining hall where breakfast is served.

Karaksa Hotels also offers free round-trip airport shuttle service so guests can save as much as P1,600 per person (round trip via train) until March 31, 2017. To make it easier for you to compute, Y1,000 is equivalent to P500. For example, if you’re coming from Kansai International Airport the shuttle bus fare for the 80-minute trip to Osaka/Shinsaibashi area — where Karaksa Hotels is located — is P1,250.00/one way. If you’re taking a cab, be ready to shell out thrice as much as the 60-minute ride would cost you around P4,700/one way. The train could be a cheaper (P820) and faster alternative (50-minute travel time). But then again, why pay when you can get to your (Karaksa) hotel for free?

Guests will be transported comfortably and safely by a professional driver to Karaksa Hotels in a brand-new eight-seater, Wi-Fi equipped van with clear and tinted windows perfect for sightseeing/picture taking. The reclining seats are comfy and the van is spacious so you can relax before hitting the shops at Shinsaibashi or any of these exciting spots in Osaka: Universal Studios, the Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shinsaibashi and Rinku Premium Outlet.

The free airport shuttle service is exclusively available for Cebu Pacific (CEB) passengers flying to Osaka via Kansai International Airport and staying at Karaksa Hotels’ Osaka Shinsaibashi location . Guests simply need to book their hotel through the Go Hotels website and present their boarding passes upon arrival at the Bus Loading Area.

Cebu Pacific flies from Manila to Osaka 5 times weekly, and travelers can book their flights for as low as PHP6,499 all-in. The latest seat sales may be viewed on the CEB website ( or the CEB Mobile App available via the App Store and Google Play.

So start making happy, “kawaii” memories with your fambam now. Book your Japan adventure at for as low as P3,488+ VAT to P6,488+ VAT.

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