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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, invites visitors to celebrate the season with its one-of-a-kind Ultimate Sakura Experience package. This exclusive offering reveals an unmissable chance for guests to soak up the atmosphere of spring in Japan and witness the breathtaking sight of blooming cherry blossoms. Through a range of curated experiences, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the local culture and get a taste of authentic Japanese customs.
The package includes exclusive access to special activities such as Sakura afternoon tea, a Sakura-inspired cocktail and more. For those looking for some pampering moments during their stay, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo also offers a unique selection of treatments featuring signature sakura ingredients at their traditional spa.
Sakura Experience at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
The cherry blossom season, known as ‘Sakura’ in Japan, is one of the most picturesque times to visit the country. As spring approaches and temperatures rise, these iconic pink blooms can be seen from March through May, beginning in the south and slowly making their way up to the north.
In addition to viewing cherry blossoms in parks and gardens all over Japan, Nihonbashi is an excellent spot to experience this spectacle. As home to Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s incredible hotel, you can make your hanami (cherry blossom viewing) experience even more memorable by staying close by. From Sakura-inspired cocktails at the bar to room amenities inspired by the season, guests can take full advantage of this particular time of year with everything Nihonbashi offers.
Building on the Sakura theme, indulge in Mandarin Oriental’s Sakura Afternoon Tea experience at the Oriental Lounge. From 15 March to 24 April, visitors can enjoy this seasonal set of savouries and sweets, such as salmon confit, freshly baked lemon & cheese scones and an assortment of petit fours while taking in stunning views of the city during the golden sunset hours. As part of this exclusive offering, guests can choose freshly infused tea or original blend coffee to accompany their treats.
The luxury hotel’s Tapas Molecular Bar will offer a unique culinary experience created by Chef Kento Ushikubo. Featuring an artistic interpretation of the cherry blossom ‘sakura’ season, this special menu includes dishes such as a Sakura Donut made with caviar and herbs and a Sakura Blizzard dessert.
Apart from the Sakura inspired cuisine menu, guests can also indulge in a 90-minute relaxing body massage treatment that includes signature essential oils with a blend of mandarin, yuzu, hinoki and lavender alongside a sakura charcoal diffuser in the spa suite. Guests can then take in the private surroundings of the Spa Lounge as they enjoy Sakura-infused green tea and ice cream.
From 11 March to 16 April 2023, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, offers a unique ‘Ultimate Sakura Experience’ for two from JPY185,200 per night. This package includes luxurious accommodation in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms or suites; a 10% discount when booked 14 days in advance; daily buffet breakfast for two at K’shiki Italian Dining restaurant; a sakura-inspired cocktail at The Mandarin Bar; and seasonal cherry-blossom themed in-room amenities.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, is the epitome of sophistication and luxury set in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Located in the prestigious financial district and boasting 179 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, 12 restaurants and bars, an award-winning spa and spectacular views of the city skyline, guests can experience superior service with an unforgettable stay. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Feb 2023 – World Travel Magazine.