Filling the top floors of the Cesar Pelli–designed Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, the Mandarin Oriental explores the themes of woods and water. It’s designed as a single large, living tree. The entrance at the base of the tower represents the base of the tree, with rock-clinging, glassy sheets of water suggesting waterfalls that cascade from the mountains to nourish the roots, while the walls of the elevator wall resemble the inner rings of a tree trunk. The top floor, the tree’s canopy, evokes an image of treetops, with fabrics, carpets, and floors suggesting leaves and branches. Tree motifs recur in wallpapers, upholstery, drapery, cushion covers, and more. Rooms have the native patrinia flower motif inlaid into the sofa fabric and also feature large bay windows, and a choice of bamboo or carpeted and walnut flooring. Views from rooms and public areas include the Imperial Palace Garden to the west, Tokyo Skytree and Sumida River to the east, and Tokyo Bay in the distance to the south.
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Nihonbashi, the historical and cultural center of Tokyo, rose to prominence in 1603 during the shogunate when a landmark bridge called Nihonbashi was built here and declared to be the point of origin for Japan’s five main roads. Today it’s still the heart of Japan’s economy. From the property, it’s a 10-minute walk to Tokyo Station, Ginza shopping district, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Bank of Japan, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the historically important bridge, rebuilt since its first iteration. The commercial complexes of Coredo Nihonbashi, Coredo Muromachi, the Marunouchi Building, the Shin-Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi Oazo, and Marunouchi Brick Square offer visitors a broad range of shops, restaurants, and bars. Tokyo International Forum, a convention and performing arts center, and another landmark, is only a five-minute drive away.
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Rooms: 157 rooms, 21 suites. From $560. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The restaurants mostly reside on the top two floors of the building, 37 and 38. All-day dining is offered at K’shiki, which also has a Pizza Bar with a clay-and-brick oven, eight-seat counter, and pizzaiolo from Italy. Granite floors and Kawara tile walls beautify Sushi Sora, where the counter of aged cypress seats eight—a stage for the sushi chef. Order haute French at Signature, Cantonese at Sense, Mediterranean at Ventaglio (on the second floor). Expect experimental dishes at Tapas Molecular Bar. Spa and gym details: The spa merges holistic therapies and philosophies from around the world and has nine treatment rooms, a crystal steam room, and an ice fountain. The gym offers the usual cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, including treadmills, cross-trainers, free weights, and Pilates machines.
Who's it for: The private-jet crowd; CEOs; diplomats; older couples; anyone who’s comfortable in a tailored suit. Our favorite rooms: Deluxe Corner Rooms for the abundance of light and peerless city views. Local highlight: Contact the concierge to book a bushido lesson at the Samurai Training Hall in Nihonbashi, conducted by a samurai master.
Rooms and Suites
157 rooms and 22 suites, amongst the largest in Japan; stunning contemporary interiors and panoramic views
Situated on the 37th floor, the spa is a truly luxurious retreat with four treatment rooms and five spacious spa suites
Property features a fully-equipped fitness center and beaty salon
Signature - Michelin-starred French fine dining; Sense - Michelin-starred authentic Cantonese cuisine; Tapas Molecular Bar - Michelin-starred Molecular cuisine; Sushi SORA - authentic "Edo-mae" style sushi; K'shiki - Italian all-day dining; The Pizza Bar on 38th - Freshly-baked Roman-style pizza; Ventaglio - Buffet style Mediterranean cuisine; The Cellar - private dining experience with regional French cuisine; Gourmet Shop - bread, cakes, grocery and eat-in or take away deli
Tea and Cocktails
Mandarin Bar - Original cocktails; creative snakcs, and live music; Sense Tea Corner - Traditional Asian teas and Chinese afternoon tea; Oriental Lounge - classic cocktails and British-style afternoon tea, also includes set-breakfast
Located between our 30th and 36th floors, spacious Deluxe Rooms enjoy sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows across the city and nature-based decor. Rooms are equippied with king-size or twin beds, beautiful lamps and large lacquer boxes containing pajamas, Yukatas, and slippers. A separate bathroom features city views, walk-in shower, and separate bathtub.
Deluxe Premier Room
Located on the 32nd to 36th floors, Deluxe Premier Rooms blend cutting-edge desgin with luxurious details. Inspired by the Japanese affinity for nature and the harmonious principles of forest and water, the decor includes walnut wood floors, rainforest showers, and 'washi' light shades. Rooms come with either king- or twin-sized beds, 450-thread count Egyptian cotton linents, luxurious bathroom amenities, and a pass-through box for laundry.
Deluxe Corner Room
Flooded with light from two full walls of windows, Deluxe Corner Rooms offer breathtaking views of the city. Designed with serenity in mind, these rooms have a peaceful, calming décor carefully selected pieces of local art and luxurious king-size beds. Capitalizing on the views, the grey and white bathrooms blend contemporary design and Japanese style with walk-in showers and sunken baths thoughtfully positioned against the glass wall. Connecting rooms are available for families or groups travelling in large parties.
Mandarin Grand Rom
The largest rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Mandarin Gran Rooms feature stunning lacquer-ware presentation boxes containing a fine Yukata, delicate fabrics detailed with nature motifs and pale bamboo wood floors, décor seamlessly blends traditional Japanese style with contemporary comforts. Located between the 30th and 36th floors, views stretch over Shinjuku towards Mount Fuji in the distance. Available with the choice of a king-size or twin beds, rooms also feature large walk-in closets and stunning Egyptian cotton linens. The spa-like bathrooms, with rainforest showers and stand-alone tubs with extra space to relax and rejuvenate.
The four Executive Suites enjoy breathtaking views across the city and are flooded with natural light. Rooms feature a separate living room and an additional powder room for guests. Furnished with king-size or twin beds, bedrooms include built-in wardrobes and make-up tables. Bathrooms are well-appointed with walk-in showers and a separate bathtub. Decor has a strong Japanese feel and features an "Isegata" in room - an original stencil that is part of a unique colletion by Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo and represents the Japanese culture of hospitality.
Mandarin Suites are ideal accommodations for both business and leisure travelers. With views across the city, the master bedroom features the choice of king-size or twin beds, large windows, and elegant low lighitng. The adjoining bathroom has a walk-in rainforest shower and stand-alone bathtub. Additional accomodation includes a guest powder room and living room.
Oriential Suites mix elegant design with innovative technology. The suite’s décor is warm and inviting with richly woven rugs, a make-up table and king-size bed in the master bedroom. In addition, the spacious living area is furnished with a striking ottoman and a lazy chair. Situated on the higher floors of the hotel with a glass wall that stretches the length of the suite, views reach as far as Mount Fuji and the elegant Imperial Palace and Gardens. Connecting rooms are available for families or guests travelling in parties.
The Presidential Suite is the largest and most luxurious at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Stunning floor-to-ceiling windows flood the suite with light and allow for commanding views of the city. Furnished with a king-sized bed swathed in Egyptian cotton linens, the large master bedroom also boasts a walk-in wardrobe, while the adjoining spa bathroom features a Jacuzzi bathtub positioned next to the window. Additional accommodation includes a dining room with seating for eight people, a separate study, living room, pantry, hall and powder room. Offering a true ‘sense of place,' the suite has been decorated with several commissioned fabrics and artworks.