The latest valuation for Bitcoin at time of publication stands at the almost unbelievable $60,121. You heard right. One bitcoin is worth more than 60 grand.
Sure, the value fluctuates quite a bit. But if you’ll indulge us for a moment, we know there’s a lot of bitcoin investors out there who can afford to take the vacation of a lifetime. Here’s one of many ways you can splash out and spend 1 BTC to finance a major trip – to Tokyo!
A Very Fancy Flight
Flying First Class to Tokyo on JAL is the way to go if you have the coin (and you obviously do). We chose a 7-day trip from Los Angeles to Tokyo in June (June 22 – 29, 2021) and here’s what you can expect from the experience. First Class flights for two will set you back about $35,000 (or a little over half of one BTC).
At the Airport
First Class passengers can visit the oneworld and LAX lounge, use a special check-in counter and receive priority baggage service.
The first class seats on JAL are self-contained “suites,” that the airline calls “a peaceful sanctuary that makes you forget you’re sailing high above the clouds.” The leather seats are almost 23” wide and recline into a 33” wide bed.
The dining options are curated by world-class Japanese chefs, though keep in mind some of the options may be restricted right now due to Covid-19 concerns.
First Class passengers also can expect award-winning wine selections from Motohiro Okoshi, a premier wine taster and wine director.
JAL’s in-flight entertainment can be enjoyed with complimentary noise-canceling headphones from Bose and experienced on 23” screens at your suite. Every seat has an LCD touch panel controller.
Amenity kits are offered to each First Class passenger from Etro, the Italian luxury brand, and include a toothbrush set, earplugs, a steam eye mask, hand and body cream, lip balm, and other items. Shisheido also provides a personal care set, and the airline also offers an organic cotton loungewear set.
The Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Diplomat Suite King
If it’s good enough for ScarJo and Bill Murray, is it good enough for a BTC investor? We think so, most definitely. The Park Hyatt Tokyo is exquisite – and the setting of Lost in Translation, the film that imagines Bill Murray as a lonely movie star who meets a kind of soulmate in Scarlett Johannsen’s disillusioned young wife. Where better to set up home base for your Tokyo vacation?
The Diplomat Suite is $2,656/night or a total of about $16,000 for your stay. You can expect nearly 1,800 square feet of space, with separate living and dining rooms as well as a grand piano The usual elegant touches like egyptian cotton sheets and a large (50”) flat screen television are also included, as are turn down service and breathtaking views of the city.
The Park Hyatt is situated in the upscale and buzzy Shinjuku district of the city – with many karaoke bars, clubs, museums, galleries, parks, and bookstores for your pleasure.
The Best of the Rest
With your flights and hotel taken care of, you can look to spend the balance of your bitcoin on dining, sightseeing and shopping. You shouldn’t leave Toyo without some world-class sushi, and most experts agree that sushi master Jiro Ono’s restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is the best. Now run by Ono’s eldest son, Yoshikazu, you can’t even get a reservation on your own. Lucky for you, the Park Hyatt will help it’s top guests get a coveted seat at the table. You can expect to spend about $300 for the omakase (chef’s selection) menu of 20 pieces of perfect fish.
Shopping areas fit for a king include Ginza, Roppongi Hills and Omotesando Hills.
Tokyo not your thing? Let us know in the comments other cities you’d like to see us cover for the crypto crowd. And don’t forget…you can book your flights and hotels on CheapAir.com with BTC and select other digital currencies. And as we get back to travel, please check with us or the airline directly for Covid-related information. Happy travels in 2021!