The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s exclusive accommodation package for the New Year offers an opportunity to relax, reflect on the year gone by and celebrate the dawn of a new year in an environment resonating with Old World elegance and the sophisticated culture of Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867).
The Mandarin Oriental’s New Year Package includes luxurious accommodation for a minimum stay of two nights between Dec 31 and Jan 2, 2013, daily breakfast for two, one festive lunch for two at either K’Shiki, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, or Ventaglio, which offers a stylish Italian antipasto buffet. Celebrations continue with a delicious New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day dinner at Signature, the modern French cuisine restaurant, or Sense, the authentic Cantonese restaurant, each featuring the hotel’s speciality delicacies. Guests will also have the chance to view a traditional Japanese ceremony to welcome the New Year, as well as receiving a special Japanese New Year gift item as mementos of their stay.
On New Year’s Day, guests can take pleasure in a traditional o-sechi breakfast with Otoso sake at Sense, located high above the Tokyo skyline on the 37th floor, with a view of the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, Tokyo Skytree. The Nihonbashi neighborhood is ideally located for access to many of Tokyo’s most important sights. The hotel’s direct subway access to Mitsukoshi-mae Station via the Ginza line is the best way to visit a variety of historic shrines, such as the Kanda Myojin Shrine, an important Shinto Shrine since the Edo period, the Suitengu Shrine, the Yushima Tenjin Shrine and the Meiji Shrine, where traditional Japanese celebrations to welcome in the New Year can be viewed.
During the afternoon of New Year’s Day, the hotel will play host to a rare performance, by traditional Edo firefighters. Providing a unique insight into local Nihonbashi New Year celebrations, the firefighters, dressed in traditional Edo costume, offer blessings for health and peace in the New Year.
As a reminder of their stay, guests will receive an original Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo hand-crafted zodiac fan created by Ibasen, one of the renowned fan manufactures in Japan with more than 400 years’ history in Nihonbashi, featuring detailed brushwork.
The New Year Holiday package is available for all room types, with rates starting from 233,767 yen for two nights and 301,299 yen for three nights from Dec 31. Rates do not include 5% consumption tax, 10% service charge and the daily municipal accommodation tax. A cancellation fee will apply for cancellations made less than seven days prior to arrival. Rates assume double occupancy. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 noon.
For reservations, call 03-3270-8950 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., or reserve online at www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo.