As featured in print in Live FAST Issue 1
My fondest memory of Tokyo isn’t going to the Robot Restaurant, shopping in Harajuku or eating uni for breakfast; it’s watching the sun rise over mount Fuji while drinking sweet tea, snuggled up in bed. Jet lag got the best of us – or maybe it was the vast glass walls of the Mandarin Oriental and its spectacular, foot-to-ceiling city views that had us completely mesmerized for days. Nestled on top of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi neighborhood – historically the heart of the capital – the luxurious skyscraper hotel was our home for a week.
The property is recognized as a 5-Star hotel and was awarded with a Six Star Diamond Award for the past eight years for its exceptional service, design, fine dining and incomparable spa amenities. 37 floors high in the sky, the sauna and spa pools offer 270 degree views of the Tokyo skyline, making it almost impossible not to gaze at the horizon and enter a meditative state as you bathe naked, in Japanese tradition.
Every evening during turnaround service, the attentive staff left complimentary presents in our room – chocolate, fresh mangoes, local delicacies, sake and rice crackers that we devoured with passion when we returned, starved, from partying in Shibuya.
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo:
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan