Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Nihonbashi Tokyo, Japan
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.
At a Glance
Breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline from the lobby located on the 38th floor
Mitsukoshimae Station is under the hotel and this is on the Ginza line so very convenient
All rooms have floor to ceiling windows that make the most of the amazing views
10 restaurants and bars, three of which have a Michelin star
Located in Nihonbashi, the old historical center that is now the Tokyo business district
After a long day or shopping or sightseeing ensure you enjoy relaxing in the vitality pool, sauna and steam room, whilst taking in the city views.Scott Dunn team
Head to the Jacuzzi when it opens at 6:30am to enjoy soft views across the city as the sun rises.Scott Dunn team
Be sure to reserve your place at one of only 8 seats at the Tapas Molecular Bar, awarded a Michelin star for it's sushi-bar style unique experienceVictoria Douglas
The steam, sauna and hyro pools in the spa are complimentary for guests from 6:30am-9am. Head up before breakfast for some relaxation and fabulous city views.Louise Brooks
Having breakfast with views of Mt Fuji on a clear day is a highlight of staying here.Scott Dunn team
If you have free time in Tokyo and are looking for something to do, head down to the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental and walk to. Here you will find a bulletin board with daily suggestions and activities that are happening in Tokyo.Kirsty Cowie
The design of the hotel symbolises a tree with water at the entrance flowing into the tree, the wallpaper in the lifts symbolising rain and the guestrooms are leaves on the branches. This is a very Japanese attitude where everything has a meaning.Scott Dunn team
The Mandarin Oriental is home to the most incredible sushi restaurant. Sushi Sora is tucked away out of view and home to only 8 seats but the views are jaw-dropping as you look out over the Tokyo SkyTree and city skyline.Dominic Atterton
Wake up at 6am and watch the sunrise from your panoramic bedroom window or even better in the main reception with floor to ceiling glass windows surrounding youScott Dunn team
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 flavor.
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 savory 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.
Location & Directions
Nihonbashi Tokyo, Japan
Centrally located in Tokyo's Nihonbashi business district, close to the Imperial Palace and the renowned Ginza entertainment and shopping district
When to go
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. Fall 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.