Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
What We Love
- Mount Fuji views from the lobby
- A Michelin-starred molecular gastronomy restaurant
- The all-woman bartending staff at the Mandarin Bar—a move to make solo female travelers more comfortable
- Bottega Veneta toiletries
What To Know
- The hotel occupies floors 30-38 of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower
- The bathrooms in corner suites have soaking tubs with city views
- At 538 square feet, even the smallest rooms here are some of the roomier ones, per Tokyo’s tiny standards
- In true Japanese style, swimsuits are not allowed at the single-sex spa facilities
- Parking On Site
Nihonbashi, long considered Tokyo’s incessantly beating business heart, is a neighborhood in flux—artisanal lacquer-ware shops huddle next to stratospheric business towers, and tony Michelin-starred marvels are a pebble’s throw from raucous izakayas. There’s no sleeker home base than this Cesar Pelli-designed high-rise, a ritzy refuge comprising twelve renowned restaurants, a glass-encased fitness center and a spa with panoramic city views. Rooms are imbued with understated but delicate Japanese imprints—all the kimono fabric was sourced by textile maven Reiko Sudo; stone-and-timber accents take cues from the archipelago’s vast evergreen forests, and the plethora of impeccably presented amenities (yukatas in black lacquer boxes at the foot of your bed; lavender and juniper bath salt sachets in the bathroom) seem inspired by local giftwrapping traditions. The extravagant eateries (the hotel once served as the site to a pop-up incarnation for Rene Redzepi’s, Noma) which range from a posh sushi bar with a centuries-old cypress counter, to one of the best dim sum joints in the city, are sought after destinations in their own right.
In the Area
If you’ve hit your luxury limit, rest assured there are plenty of affordable options within strolling distance. Bustling Nihonbashi brims with gastropubs, while nearby Tokyo Station is a subterranean wonderland of ramen shops and sake bars. Also easily navigable are the Fukutoku Jinja, a 9th-century Shinto shrine, and the Mitsui Memorial Museum, which houses an impressive collection of ancient masks, swords, and pottery. Make sure to recruit the hotel’s expert concierge team for excursion assistance—they’ll help you discover cultural gems like sumo matches, visits to kimono ateliers, washi papermaking workshops, and ikebana tutorials. For a surcharge, the hotel provides a round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) from Narita International.
How to Get There
Recently we stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo for 2 nights. On arrival, we were automatically blown away by the reception which is on the 38th floor. The views over Tokyo are seriously incredible! On top of that, the recpetion area is stylish and has a great ambience.
Our room was to die for! We had a large King size bed which even came with a pillow menu. We had a spacious bathroom with a separate bath and shower as well as a dressing area. The furnishings are simple yet very elegant.
Within the Hotel itself you have a fitness centre (with the most incredible views) and a Spa. There is a male and female onsen area. Not all guests have access throughout the day but there is a certain time at the beginning of the day where access is provided to all guests. Be sure to check the area out as its very special!
Literally right downstairs from the hotel is the metro line which can have you in Ginza within 5 - 10 minutes. There are also a number of great restaurants and shops within walking distance from the hotel.
Our stay at Mandarin Oriental was incredible. Everything from the food to the helpfulness of the staff and the amenities within the hotel! We will definitely be staying here again one day.
I still can't find words to describe my feelings after staying at this hotel, probably the most superior experience in my whole life, in one word - amazing! The hotel is beautiful but the most amazing was the service, every little detail just incredible... was such a pleasure to come to breakfast every morning... The most helpful stuff at the reception... cleaning ladies as well. Special thanks to the reception stuff that helped me to get an incredible cloud cake from the downstairs bakery! We were so happy that we chosen this hotel among such a hard competition. I can't wait to be back!
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has been our second home away from Hong Kong. This stay was as excellent as ever. Guest relations team warmly attended to our personal needs while the F&B team served us with excellence and friendliness. MO Tokyo is a gem of true hospitality in the city.