Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

If style, service and skyline views are the requirements, the Mandarin Oriental is the answer. Guests check in on the 38th floor of the Mitsui Tower with panoramic views over the bustling shopping and business district of Nihonbashi.

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When you finally tear your eyes away from the magnificent view, you'll notice that just as much care has been taken with the interior, right to the goose down bedding and your very own selection from the pillow menu (yes, menu). If Tokyo is the embodiment of modern-meets-traditional, the Mandarin Oriental fits right in. The 157 guest rooms and 21 suites each have floor-to-ceiling windows, whopping 45 inch plus flat screen TVs and spa-like bathrooms, all adorned with Japanese inspired fabrics, paper lanterns and bamboo walls. For more space - and consequently even more windows showing off the dazzling cityscape below - opt for one of Mandarin Oriental's suites.

Foodies will agonise over their choice of dining experience at Mandarin Oriental with its multiple Michelin-star restaurants: there's fine French dining at Signature; Cantonese specialities from the award-winning chef at Sense; the very best of Tokyo's authentic 'Edo-mae' sushi in Sushi Sora; classic home-cooked favourites from K'Shiki; brick-oven fired pizzas on the 38th… the list goes on. Arguably the most memorable culinary experience here is the Tapas Molecular Bar. More like scientists in a laboratory than chefs in a kitchen, the staff here will prepare 20 bite-sized creations demonstrating cutting-edge culinary alchemy. You better start a food blog.

If the fantastic view hasn't been mentioned enough, you should know that it's best served with a massage - well, a half-day Sakura Ritual to be precise. This experience pays homage to Japanese tradition and includes an exfoliating bean scrub to boost circulation and Kiatsu body massage to unwind and stretch. Complete your pamper day with private tai chi, pilates, yoga or meditation session or a swim in the 75ft pool.

Take the lift down from the clouds to immerse yourself in all that Tokyo's historic district of Nihonbashi has to offer: an array of galleries, museums, temples, markets and of course sumo wrestling. Meanwhile, shopaholics will be drawn by centuries-old shops selling authentic handmade Japanese fans, tea, paper and trinkets.

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Despite all the facilities on offer in the Mandarin Oriental, you could easily spend all day propped up in your goose down bed watching the time-lapse sequence that is the view of Tokyo below your window.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

178

Eco Rating

3

Location

Honshu

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