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
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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
best hotel and care and staff i ever had,clean hotel,great service,excellent care,i will never forget this amazing hotel and welcoming i got there,actually i love Mandarine Oriental hotels everywhere.
I heard so many great things about MO Tokyo before I actually stayed there in September. My experiences absolutely exceeded my expectations!! The room is super spacious for Japan standard ! Love all the eco-friendly bathroom amenities! Not the usual over-packaging Japanese fashion :-)
Food and beverage quality is top notch ! Absolutely love the buffet breakfast as well as the Japanese set breakfast . The service all around the hotel came across naturally warm, friendly and attentive. The hotel team is clearly committed in taking good care of all the guests ! Can’t wait to go back to this hotel!
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights recently and were really happy with our stay. Right from the start the staff were very friendly and our room was so nice. The views from both our room and breakfast were fantastic. We were on the 32nd floor and we looked over most other buildings. This hotel has a great bar area and a couple of very nice restaurants. It is also very close to the underground subway and more food options downstairs. Well worth staying here if you’re in Tokyo.