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
Beautiful hotel, with very large rooms and exceptional staff. the staff is very knowledgeable and helped us plan our visit to Tokyo’s main sites. The rooms are a lot larger than we expected and stunning to say the least (with an insane view of the Tokyo sky tree) Would definitely recommended staying here.
I had the best week stay at the Mandarin Hotel in Tokyo! Everything was perfect from a-z. I loved the room overlooking the city skyline. The service for a large hotel was impeccable. The staff are Uber professional and will do absolutely everything to please their guests! Well done. It was a fabulous stay!
My spouse and I really enjoyed this hotel. It’s beautiful, the service is great, and the food is to die for! But, there was a very big down side...
The hotel lobby stinks of cigarette smoke. I literally had to cover my face to walk across the lobby. This is a thick, and heavy smoke that permeates throughout the main levels of the hotel. To make matters worse, they mix in the signature Hotel scent, which makes for a nauseating smell.
I understand that smoking is popular in Asian countries, but this level of indoor air pollution was pure torture.
Other than that, we really enjoyed the hotel.
My husband & I were fortunate enough to have experienced the wonderful hospitality, beautiful rooms, efficient staff, delicious breakfast and pizza restaurant experience during our recent visit.
We were so pleased with the efficient & pleasant service we received from the staff including our request to have the hotel transfer our large suitcases to our destination in Kyoto. Everything was efficiently handled and our bags were waiting for us at our Kyoto destination.
The breakfasts were delicious with a large variety of cuisines both Western & Eastern. Many of the tables had wonderful views and the service was superb.
We would definitely choose this hotel or other Mandarin Chain hotels for our future travel plans.
The Tokyo Hotel is at the top of its game. The hotel room amenities are up to date and worked perfectly,i,e, Wi-Fi television, HVAC etc. . Our room was luxuriously furnished and very comfortable. One evening we dined at the the delightful Signature restaurant . Ask for a table with a view of the city. The evening view is extraordinary. The fitness center is large and well kitted out. It too offers dazzling city views out the windows, even for this jaded New Yorker.