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updated 1/28/2009 5:36:52 PM ET 2009-01-28T22:36:52

The deal
In an effort to assist tourists who are feeling the economic pinch, a leading online booking site has introduced a special Yen Buster Campaign to combat the dollar’s weak exchange rate against the yen, slashing rates at top hotels throughout Japan.

International travelers who book their reservations through the JAPANiCAN.com reservation site can save up to 55 percent off rack rates at top hotels in Tokyo and Osaka. Exceptional deals on the site include 55 percent off rates at the Price Park Tower Hotel, a luxury hotel with in-room Jacuzzis and panoramic views of Tokyo, from $110/night; the sleek Hyatt Regency Osaka from $133/night; or the designer Park Hotel Tokyo from just $92/night.

Book soon — this offer is only valid for stays at select hotels through March.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Airfare will add a hefty sum to your Japan escape. At the time of writing, we found round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo in mid-February from $729 per person (Singapore Air).

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