Hotel in Tokyo
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
The Mandarin Oriental, located in Tokyo’s historic Nihonbashi district, is known for its world-class customer service, which combines an understanding of the needs of the global traveller with Japanese warmth and attention to detail. The room included in the trip cost is the Mandarin Grand Room, which is one of the largest in its class in Tokyo. The hotel is also renowned for its excellent food, with an array of award-winning restaurants on-site serving sushi, French and Chinese cuisines, and molecular gastronomy, among others.
Mandarin Grand Room
At 60 sqm / 645 sqft, the Mandarin Grand Room is the hotel’s largest class of room, located between the 33rd and 36th floors of the hotel and facing in the direction of the Imperial Palace (1.5 km to the west, or about a 15 min walk). On clear days, Mt. Fuji can be seen on the horizon. The Grand Rooms have luxurious bathrooms and separate areas with large wardrobes and a space for suitcases. Suite upgrade options are available on request.
Hotel in Naoshima
One of the joys of visiting Naoshima is the chance to stay within the scope of a Tadao Ando-designed museum. Benesse House – the name of the museum and the accommodation – has rooms spread across several different areas, with a range of sizes and prices.
The trip cost includes a standard double or twin room in the Park area, close to reception. Travelers will have the opportunity to upgrade to Oval Rooms, perched on a hilltop above the museum and reached by a miniature funicular railway; Museum Rooms, inside the museum itself; and Beach Rooms, beside the ocean. Availability is limited, and these will be made available in early September on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that, in line with local preferences, most rooms have twin beds, with a limited number of double beds available.