Weak, an outcast and a lost soul. Not the themes you would expect Wolverine to be associated with, however Hugh Jackman reveals a different side to the enigmatic X-Men movie superhero.
Set amid the backdrop of a dark and mysterious Japan, Wolverine may just have met his match in this upcoming epic. Upon arriving in Japan he arranges to meet a man from his past. But old acquaintances open up new wounds and consequences, leading to battles with the Silver Samurai and an action-packed way to spend an evening.
The Wolverine will be released in Hong Kong cinemas on 25 July, 2013, starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee and Hiroyuki Sanada. After delving into the clashes of Samurai swords and the hustle and bustle of Japan that The Wolverine depicts, you can recreate your own journey to live and breathe the ways of Samurai. Hotels.com guides you through a hitlist to truly experience this adventure through carefully ‘clawed’ out hotels.
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Below are selected hotels in Japan allowing you to seek an authentic Japanese stay in samurai fashion.
Destination: Beppu, Japan
Hotel Umine – 4.5*
Located a quick 20 minute drive from one of Japan’s most well preserved samurai districts of Kitsuki in Oita Prefecture, Hotel Umine seamlessly incorporates the faces of old and new Japan. The hotel’s design is simple, yet resonates a rich history with traditional themes and furniture. Visit the city of Kitsuki and learn more about life as a samurai to truly understand the Silver Samurais background, way of living and sub-culture.
Rooms start at HK$2,841# per room per night on Hotels.com.
Destination: Takayama, Japan
Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama – 3.5*
For a secluded hideaway for romantics or travelers in search for a tranquil experience, Hanaougi Bettei Liyama is the perfect choice. Its features include traditionally used Japanese timber architecture, a natural hot spring and personalized hospitality. With all these combined, this luxurious ryokan will transport you to a different age, where samurais roamed the streets. The town of Takayama is filled with museums to fully submerge you into the town’s rich and admirable culture.
Rooms start at HK$3,474# per room per night on Hotels.com.
Destination: Tokyo, Japan
If you’re up for a larger hotel in the heart of the city, but still searching for the charm of a traditional ryokan, look no further than the New Otani. Offering stunning views from the fifteenth floor, rooms overlook the hotels’ 400 year old garden and Edo castle moat by day and the sparkling lights of Tokyo by night. Keeping to tradition, its rooms showcase modern and clean-cut designs intertwined with tatami mats.
Rooms start at HK$1,548# per room per night on Hotels.com.
This ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), is perfectly placed for travellers visiting the surrounding shopping areas and attractions such as the Senso-ji temple. To explore each corner of Tokyo and see the bright lights of the city like in the movie, its location is simply a 5 minute walk from two different subway stations. The hotel is adorned with Japanese relics and even includes a traditional Japanese bath with views over the pagoda at Senso-ji temple and the spectacular neon-lit skyline of Tokyo. with a thoroughly authentic stay, guests will enjoy tatami flooring and sliding doors.
Rooms start at HK$744# per room per night on Hotels.com.
Destination: Kyoto, Japan
Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi – 3*
The Matsui Bekkan Hanakansashi is located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace and other hotspots in Kyoto, which should not be missed by tourists traveling through. As you open the paper sliding doors and step onto the tatani mats, you immediately feel a sense of serenity and forget that you are in the heart of a city. Its tranquility juxtaposes perfectly with the surrounding environment, making it a great city retreat. For women travelers less interested in the techniques of the samurai sword, the ryokan also offers geisha lessons, from make-up tutorials to sitting etiquette.
Rooms start at HK$1,381# per room per night on Hotels.com.
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