The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
2-1-1, Nihonbashi Muromachi
The hotel's clean lines and glossy flourishes extend to the gorgeous spa. With male and female bathing pools, an amethyst crystal steam room, a sauna with a million-dollar Tokyo view, and treatments that verge on out-of-body incredible, this place is supremely pampering. Every session starts with a soothing foot-bath ritual and a consultation. The Oriental Harmony treatment is over-the-top, with two therapists working together to sooth, replenish, and balance skin with a body scrub and a stimulating massage. There are only four treatment rooms here, which means you should book your session well in advance-and also that the vibe is beautifully intimate.
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Smack in the middle of Tokyo is the Mandarin Oriental, a 179-room outpost of the storied brand that sits atop a Cesar Pelli–designed skyscraper. Rooms feature Bottega Veneta toiletries, a pillow menu with nine (nine!) pillow options, and traditional yukatas at the foot of the bed, each encased in black lacquer boxes. The Mandarin features some of the best dining in any hotel in Tokyo, including an eight-seat sushi bar with views of the skyline, a tapas bar specializing in molecular gastronomy, and a pizza spot that rivals anything you’ll find in Naples. When it’s time to go, grab some pastries and snacks from the ridiculously well-stocked gourmet shop on the ground level.
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