Tokyo: 5 Places to Stay

Mandarin Oriental

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Located near Tokyo Station in the Mitsui Tower, the Mandarin Oriental rises above the historical merchant district of Nihonbashi — and enjoys unprecedented city views. Inside lies a sophisticated and modern oasis of calm. Hushed public areas complement its 179 understated rooms (including 22 suites), which feature the latest and greatest technology amenities — massive television screens will make you feel like you have your own private theater. The hotel's exceptional restaurants include authentic Cantonese at Sense and French-inspired food at Signature. But for a unique dining experience, reserve one of the seven seats at the intimate, Michelin-starred Tapas Molecular Bar, headed by Jeff Ramsey. In additional to standard treatments, the award-winning on-site spa, with its sauna, steam room, and pools, offers more unusual rituals, including Japanese kiatsu — a technique involving acupressure and energy work, performed in rooms with outstanding vistas. Plan extra spa time for a soak in the power-jet "vitality and tonic" pools after your treatment.

Insider Tip:Stroll through Sembikiya, one of Japan's most treasured fruit shops, located on the first floor of the Mitsui Tower.

Room to Book: The Mandarin Corner room has two full glass walls (with views from the 36th floor), one of which runs right through a glorious bathroom with sunken bath and "rainforest" mist shower.

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