Water and wood are the themes of this award-winning hotel
The Mandarin Oriental has helped put Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district—perhaps previously overlooked by visitors to the city—firmly on the map. The five-star hotel has won a number of awards since it opened in 2005.
Locating this hotel on the upper nine floors of the 38-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower was a stroke of genius. Every one of its 178 light and spacious rooms and suites has dramatic views across the city and as far as Mt. Fuji on the horizon to the west. The view from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the 38th-floor lobby alone is sufficient to set pulses racing. Nothing is too much for the staff, who can help arrange anything from a shopping expedition to a trip on a private speedboat on the nearby waterways and Tokyo Bay. The Spa, on the 37th floor, has been named one of the top 25 spas in the world. Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to the hotel’s 10 restaurants and bars.