Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
What it is
Atop a gleaming tower, this paean to luxury has 10 restaurants and bars (including a famous sushi spot), a 37th-floor spa, and 179 rooms and suites that define minimalist opulence.
What it isn't
Boring. Guest experiences are unforgettable, and include everything from washi paper making to jaunts to nearby onsen (hot springs).
What we think
Floor to ceiling glass windows? Check. Lofted beds swaddled in goose down? Check. Yukata kimonos at-the-ready for in-room R&R? You know it. Mandarin Oriental has thought of everything guests might desire at its Tokyo outpost—and more. Guest rooms are palatial (starting at 538 square feet) and equipped with bluetooth speakers, walk-in showers and soaking tubs, sitting areas, and postcard-worthy views of Mount Fuji from those on the Western side of the tower. To feel like you own Tokyo, book a Deluxe Corner Room; they’re set on the 33rd through 36th floors and have wraparound views of the cityscape. Or splurge on a 1,000-square-foot “Oriental Suite,” which have separate living rooms and exquisite design details (yes, that’s wisteria that’s been painstakingly embroidered on your headboard).
You're here because
The spa alone is worth the trip, with treatments like 24k gold leaf facials; azuki bean, salt and sesame seed scrubs; and pearl infused body masks.
Sushi Miyakawa has three Michelin stars—the highest a restaurant can get. So you are all too delighted to discover a 9-seat outpost on the 38th floor of the hotel, built around a sushi counter made of a 350 year old Hinoki cypress tree…and overlooking the Tokyo Skytree.
Restaurants & Bars
K'shiki - Italian dining
Sense - Cantonese dining, 1 Michelin star
Tapas Molecular Bar - Molecular, create bite-sized delicacies right before your eyes, 1 Michelin star
Signature - French fine dining, 1 Michelin star
Ventaglio - International cuisine
Sushi Shin by Miyakawa - Sushi
The Cellar - Private dining with regional French and authentic Cantonese cuisine
The Pizza Bar on 38th - Brick oven pizza
Mandarin Bar - Cocktails
Oriental Lounge - Tea & cocktails
Sense Tea Corner - Chinese pastries and tea
The upper floors of Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, just a few blocks walk from the Artizon Museum, where the 3,000 piece collection includes works by Renoir, Jackson Pollock, and the 15th century monk known as Sesshu.