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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