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Located in the historic Nihonbashi district just steps away from the venerable Mitsukoshi department store, this sophisticated hotel occupies the top floors of the soaring Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, affording outstanding city views from its 38th-floor lobby, its restaurants, and guest rooms. Modern in design, the hotel boasts fabrics and textiles made expressly for the hotel by artisans across Japan, who used techniques handed down for generations to create everything from the wall coverings in public spaces to guest room bedcovers and upholstery. Starting at 50 sq. m (538 sq. ft.) and affording views of the Sumida River or—for a higher price—Tokyo Bay, the Imperial Palace garden, or Mount Fuji on clear days, rooms feature such unique touches as a lacquered box for the robe and slippers; yoga mat; a safe with an electrical outlet for recharging a phone or laptop; and a special delivery box at the entrance to allow your cleaned shoes or laundry to be returned without disturbing you. Bathrooms, separated from the room by a wall of glass, have separate showers and deep sunken tubs. Be sure to check with the concierge for cultural excursions offered by the hotel, ranging from Tsukiji tours to lessons in the tea ceremony or flower arranging.