By Luxury Geek
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The Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo is a Five-star hotel that offers stunning views, a killer spa and restaurants with the prestigious Michelin-Starred rating.
The Hotel is located in the historic Nihonbashi. The area is now a major business district. You have the convenience of Tokyo station nearby along with Marunouchi district, where there are plenty of luxury shops to explore. In the shadows of modern architecture, you will find the historical Nihonbashi shops and craftsman, which is worth a visit.
The hotel’s 178 guest rooms are spread across the 30th through 36th floors of the building. The room costs between $568.19 to $1,623.45 USD. Anything from the 30th floor up requires you to call for the special pricing. “The hotel has been conceived as a single, large, living tree, with the guestrooms as branches.”
(Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. 2011).
Several of the hotel's restaurants and bars are located on the 37th and 38th floors. The Cluster of Michelin-Starred restaurants is a paradise for food lovers. Being Tokyo, the fish is the freshest you can get. My personal favorite is the Tapas Molecular Bar: a unique ‘molecular’ experience. This restaurant serves their dishes gastronomy-style. My particular favorite is the "Wagyu”. This Japanese beef is marinated in miso along with mirin & sake and prepared at 53 degrees in a water, which took six hours to make. Another eye catching and delicious course is the “Underwater Forest”, a suprisingly delicious and creamy uni (sea urchin) flan topped with seaweed and kombu broth. This was served to me in a transparent shot glass.
Tokyo is definitely one of your top destinations to-go to. This is where tradition meets modernism. When you find yourself in Tokyo, the Mandarin Oriental should be your 1st choice of hotel. Luxury accommodation at its finest and a memorable experience you will always long to go back to.