Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
At a Glance
Eyepopping views from every corner of the hotel this is the only place to be if you want to take in the full grandeur of the Tokyo Skyline
Super convenient location atop the Mitsukoshimae Subway station no need for tricky taxi rides
The surrounding Nihonbashi neighbourhood was once the historical centre and is now the Tokyo business district yet retained a lot of traditional artisanal shops
The signature Mandarin Spa is one of the largest and best in the city. Book a jetlag relieving massage to ready yourself for the cultural adventure ahead
This is an epicurean paradise. The Mandarin boasts no less than 10 different dining options three of which have their own Michelin Stars
Once of the buzziest hotels in Tokyo. Full of locals taking in the views and enjoying the excellent bars
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Tokyo kicks off its year with cold winter days and the odd snowfall. Although temperatures occasionally drop below freezing, winter (December to February) is usually reasonable. Spring (March to May) brings pleasant, warm days, and, of course, cherry blossoms – early April is probably the best time to view the blooms. Summer (June to August) is hot and muggy. Late June can see torrential rains. The temperature and humidity are at their worst in August. Apart from spring, autumn (September to November) is the most pleasant season as temperatures cool down to a cosy level and days are often clear and fine. Autumn also means the return of the dramatic foliage season, when the parks and green areas of the city mellow into varying hues of orange and red.
To start planning your holiday to Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
The Mandarin Oriental is a chic hotel located in a commanding position high above the busy metropolis of Tokyo, giving unparalleled views. It is just a short distance from the exclusive Ginza shopping area and the Imperial Palace Gardens.
Located on the top seven floors of the Mitsui Tower, the Mandarin Oriental’s private elevator whisks guests to the astounding Sky Lobby on the 38th floor for check in. From this point on the simply startling views of the city beneath are everywhere, including your opulent bathroom, spacious bedroom and even from your massage bed in the spa.
Each guest room and suite offers a unique sense of space. Not only are they some of the largest in Japan, the boundaries of the rooms dissolve with the expanse of glass walls and endless views across the city of Tokyo. This is consistently amplified throughout the hotel with floor to ceiling walls offering panoramic views.
With such a wonderful backdrop, the Mandarin Oriental's many restaurants all have a sense of drama, a good example of this being the glass staircase suspended over water at the entrance to the fine dining restaurants Sense and Signature. Equally dramatic is the Tapas Molecular Bar where over two hours chefs will prepare over 20 bite sized delicacies, demonstrating the science of flavour.
For the ultimate experience, visit the Spa In The Sky on the 36th floor for a relaxing treatment - high up above the chaos and traffic below, specialist therapists will indulge you with luxurious treatments from both Eastern and Western-inspired traditions.
The Mandarin oriental Tokyo has 157 guest rooms and 21 suites all with stunning contemporary, understated and sometimes futuristic interiors, Japanese inspired fabrics and textiles, the latest technology and panoramic cityscape views. Deluxe Rooms, and the higher Premier Deluxe Rooms are spacious, calming and look over the Eastern part of the city. Mandarin Deluxe Rooms face west and have kidney-shaped sunken baths and Mandarin Corner Rooms have the luxury of great views and masses of natural light due to their 2 glass walls which stretch the length and breadth of the room, even the sunken bath is right next to a huge window so you can gaze down at the city below. The largest of the rooms is the Premier Grand Room which includes the luxury of a walk in wardrobe. The Mandarin Oriental's suites have plenty of space with separate sitting rooms and the same mesmerising views of the metropolis far below.
Children are made very welcome at The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and there will be mini yukatas (robes) and slippers awaiting them on their arrival. Half portions and children's menus are available in the restaurants and for room service and babysitting can also be arranged. The city's zoo, Disneyland, children's castle, Sealife Park and seeing the futuristic bullet train are just some of the city's fun activities for children and their families.
The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has five restaurants (three, with Michelin stars) ranging from fine dining to Italian brasserie and Tapas and two bars offer stunning views for drinks, snacks and cocktails. There is also a Tea Corner where you can enjoy sweet and savoury treats over a cup of Chinese tea. The Spa In The Sky combines extraordinary pampering with extraordinary views and guests also have access to the private health club Konami with an indoor swimming pool (for over 20's).
The Mandarin Oriental is located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo's historical district and there is plenty to see and do in this area alone, a highlight being the fascinating centuries-old shops selling traditional items such as fans, laquerware, tea and Japanese handmade paper. Further afield, Tokyo has plenty of galleries and museums, temples and markets, or you might even like to take in some sumo or take part in Sado, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
I loved my stay at the Mandarin Oriental. The hotel is currently in the process of modenising its rooms and I was lucky enough to bag one of the brand new ones. The look is clean and modern and dispenses with all of the corporate beigeiness that some Mandarin's in Asia can be full of. Instead you get blonde wooden floors, floor to ceiling windows with the most insane views and crisp modern furniture (I particularly enjoyed the chaise lounge which sits at just the right angle to fully appreciate the views of Tokyo's skyline. I also really liked the location of the hotel, in Nihonbashi which was once the financial hub of Tokyo but is now home to some of the best shopping to be found in the city whilst avoiding an overly touristy feel. Coming back to the hotel in the evening you are struck straight away by how buzzy the lobby and bar areas are, jam packed with locals you really feel the sense of place and it's great for couples wanting to see and be seen. It is also home to a number of the cities best restaurants which again all draw a crowd from far and wide, ideal if youre only in town for a few nights and want to make the most of it.
Louise Brooks (Staff)
Mandarin Oriental is a great option in Tokyo. It has some of the best skyline views and has an impressive line-up of restaurants. We had dinner at Signature, the Michelin star French restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Every course was delicious! We stayed in one of the newly renovated Mandarin Grand rooms, which are stylish and very comfortable.
The service was excellent and the hotel has a lovely lively atmosphere. The bar is a great place for a cocktail.
Despite there being no swimming pool, you can use the spa hydro pool, sauna and steam room before 9am, which is a great start to the day.
Kirsty Cowie (Staff)
Located in the heart of Nihombashi, Tokyo's financial district, what truly sets the Mandarin Oriental apart from its Tokyo competitors is the hotels meticulous attention to detail. Centered around the concept of a tree, the first thing you see when you step into the hotels entrance is a large design that looks like tree roots. Take the elevator up to the lobby, where you climb to the crown of the tree and end your journey in one of their recently renovated 179 leaves or guest rooms. With stunning views of the city and a short distance from the exclusive stores of Ginza, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the ultimate luxury hotels where youll want to spend your nights in Tokyo.
Blanche Sherman (Staff)
While service across Japan is of incredibly high standards, the service at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is on another level. It is totally seamless and effortless and any request - no matter how big or small - will be attended to with the greatest care. You could enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this hotel for a week and still not get bored of the incredible dining outlets available to you. The newly renovated rooms are beautifully decorated and are thoughtfully finished with incredible attention to detail that make your stay here even more memorable than you might have expected.
Rikki Poynton (Staff)
A foodies paradise with a choice of casual and fine dining restaurants with up to 2 Michelin stars. If you prefer a more laid back dining experience, there are local restaurants in the basement that offer amazing sushi and noodles.
The amazing views are everywhere here. My favourite views where at breakfast in the main restaurant but the views elsewhere are equally as impressive. The rooms are spacious and have a luxurious Japanese flare.
Although there is no pool, the fitness centre is expansive with amazing views.
Sophie Wynn-Williams (Staff)
The impeccable service levels of the Mandarin Oriental ensure you immediately feel right at home. The views are breath taking from all communal areas and rooms in the hotel. It is perfectly situated with a metro station below the hotel, so you are in easy reach of the Ginza area to enjoy some shopping or sushi! There is also a big department store below the hotel that has an incredible food hall and even a Harrods cafe! After a day of sightseeing or shopping enjoy relaxing in the spa and the vitality pool whilst enjoying watching the city lights come alive.
Sarah Rowan (Staff)
This is a hotel with a view! The lift opens to the lobby where you instantly get to enjoy the magnificent city skyline. With a never ending selection of bars and restaurants (12 to be precise), there is no chance of getting bored; from sushi, to tapas, pizza and Cantonese.
The location is fantastic, as it is very central. To access the very trendy and renowned shopping/ dining area of Ginza, you only need to walk 20 minutes or hop on the Metro from beneath the hotel direct to centre.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
The Mandarin Oriental feels like it is literally floating above Tokyos skyline when you exit the elevator to reception it is incredible! After checking in I was taken down a couple of floors to my room where I was completely amazed, as I had been upgraded to the Mandarin Suite it was bigger than most London apartments! The highlight for me has to be the bathroom equipped with an enormous tub right next to the window with of course, panoramic views of the city. The first thing that I did was jump in and have a little paddle around (it is that big) and just bask in the skyline that never seems to end.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Usually I am not keen on high rise hotels, however this is what Tokyo is all about. What I loved most about the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo was the sense of being that little bit higher up in the skyline than anyone else, cleverly mastered by the floor to ceiling windows throughout the hotel. Luckily, I don't have a fear of heights and the views were truly phenomenal. I visited here in the daytime but I can imagine that at night the views would be even more spectacular as Tokyo really comes alive. Everything about this place feels very indulgent, super cool and just a little bit quirky.
Ancient Nikko Day Trip
Enjoy a day trip to Nikko as you explore the ancient sacred site for the Japanese and visit Shin-kyo, Rinno-ji, Tosho-gu and Taiyuin byo. Return to Tokyo by JR Train.
Choice of Half Day Family Activity
This afternoon, families can make a choice to visit either the Railway Museum or the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Code of the Samurai
Enjoy a one hour Samurai lesson and immerse in the code of the samurai to learn about their manners and etiquette. Practise some basic movements of Japanese swordplay.
Cruise on Sumidagawa River
Enjoy a scenic cruise along Sumidagawa river and end in the beautiful Hamairkyo garden. Relax amongst nature and enjoy a cup of tea.
Half Day Modern Tokyo
Embark on a half day tour of modern Tokyo. Discover the busy Shibuya, peaceful Yoyogi Park nestled amongst the bustle of the city. Continue to Harajuku and end with a visit to Shinjuku, a contrast of bright neon lights and tall modern skyscrapers.
Harajuku Foodie Tour
For those with a sweet tooth, Tokyo’s Harajuku district is a dream destination, full of patisseries, crepe stands, and sweet stalls, all in an area famed for being at the heart of Japan’s ‘kawaii’ culture, as epitomised by Hello Kitty.
Helicopter Flight Over Tokyo Skyline
Enjoy a stunning 20 minute helicopter flight over one of the largest cities in the world, taking in the stunning Tokyo skyline from the air.
Highlights of Tokyo
A full day tour of the highlights of Tokyo with your English speaking guide, exploring the Meijijingu shrine, Roppongi Hills where you'll go up to the observation deck for 360 degree views of the city, and the areas of Omotesando, Aoyama and Ginza.
Japanese Calligraphy Class
Embark on a Japanese Calligraphy class and learn about the basic art form of writing, starting from the characters!
Luxury Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class
Today you can try your hand at creating your own traditional Japanese foods.
Morning with a Sumo Wrestler
The ancient art of Sumo wrestling requires years of dedicated training in a ‘heya’, or stable, and this is a chance to visit one of these to observe a morning training session and appreciate the complete devotion of the wrestlers to their sport.
Engage in a 2 hours Ninja lesson to discover the ancient techniques of these mysterious underground warriors who contributed greatly to the Japan's Sengoku civil war.
Old Town Tokyo Food Tour
Take a step back in time as you leave behind the neon lights of Tokyo’s bustling centre and dive into the food and craft culture of the Yanaka district. This is a charmingly nostalgic area and offers a chance to discover a different side to the city.
Suitable for both older families and couples, this guided Samurai Experience offers guests the chance to learn more about this ancient art. Learn the skills required to draw, sheathe and wield a katana, the traditional swords used by samurai.
Sushi Cooking Class in Tokyo
Take part in a cooking class and try your hand at creating various types of sushi.
Japan is world famous for its incredible sushi. Today take the chance to try your hand at making these delicious dishes for yourself.
Taiko Drumming Lesson
Enjoy a demonstration by pro master and a lesson in Taiko drumming in Tokyo. Taiko is broadly a range of large percussion instruments in Japan and its origins sit within Japanese folklore and communication method.
Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
Take part in a traditional Tea Ceremony and gain an insight into this ancient art form and key part of Japanese culture.
Tour of Sake Brewery and Tasting in Kanazawa
Take a tour of one of Kanazawa's key industries, Sake brewing. Have the chance to watch the process from start to finish which uses the same unchanged techniques that have been utilised for centuries.
Tsukiji Morning Market
Visit the renowned Tsukiji Market in the early morning today on your own and enjoy a mouth-watering Sushi breakfast in the outer market at a restaurant that has been around for over 300 years!
Tuna auction with Tuna Dining at Toyosu Fish Market
Visit the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, Toyosu Fish Market to experience the excitement of the auction and enjoy a fresh tuna tasting breakfast after the tour.
Visit a Master Swordsmith in Tokyo
Visit a Master Swordsmith at their home in Tokyo to see the art of Japanese sword making.
Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Season
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone
from £10900 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- March and April is the perfect time to see the Cherry Blossoms, something Japan is well known for
- Tokyo offers some beautiful and often overlooked parks, perfect for viewing the cherry blossom.
- Miyajima is one of the crown jewels of Japan
Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Hakone
from £8000 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Taste some of the world's freshest and most amazing sushi in Tokyo
- Miyagima is one of the crown jewels of Japan
- Chance to explore over 2,000 temples and shrines in Kyoto
Location & directions
Centrally located in Tokyo's Nihonbashi business district, close to the Imperial Palace and the renowned Ginza entertainment and shopping district
How to get there
12-hour International flight to Tokyo International Airport-Haneda. The hotel is approximately 40-minutes drive from Haneda Airport.
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