Accommodation

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Hotel in Tokyo
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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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.  

Room Option
Mandarin Grand Room

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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
Benesse House

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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. 

Room Options
Benesse House

Oval

 Oval Twin

Oval Twin

Rooms at Oval sit on the hill above the Tadao Ando-designed museum and are reached by private funicular railway. They are arranged around a still pond, and each has a stunning view over the inland sea.

Room sizes vary from 30-70 sqm / 320-750 sqft, and have a mixture of twin and double beds.

The upgrade supplement ranges from about $200 to $1,000 per night, depending on the room. Guests staying at Oval will have breakfast in the museum.

Museum

 Museum Deluxe Twin

Museum Deluxe Twin

Museum rooms are, as the name suggests, located within the Tadao Ando-designed Benesse House Museum, just steps away from the galleries. All rooms have gorgeous sea views.

Room sizes vary from 27-70 sqm / 290-750 sqft and have a mostly twin beds, with a few doubles.

The upgrade supplement ranges from about $150 to $800 per night depending on the room. Guests staying in these rooms will have breakfast in the museum.

Beach

 Beach Suite Double

Beach Suite Double

Rooms at Beach are perched above the calm waters of the Inland Sea, a short walk from the sculpture park. They have balconies that look out over the water.

The rooms are 61 sqm / 656 sqft and have a mix of twin and double beds. 

The upgrade cost is approximately $500 per night. Guests staying in these rooms will have breakfast at the nearby restaurant, Terrace.

N.B. Beach Rooms are accessed up a flight of stairs. There is no elevator. 

Park

 Park Twin/Double

Park Twin/Double

The rooms at Park are the entry level accommodations for Benesse House. They are located in a large building close to the main reception area, looking out towards the Inland Sea from behind the sculpture park.

The size of most rooms is 28 sqm / 300 sqft, and a mix of twin and double beds are available.

The price of a room at Park is included in the trip cost. Guests staying in these rooms will have breakfast at the nearby restaurant, Terrace.