Fly high in the land of rising sun as Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo announces the launch of its Helicopter Flycation. Elevating the experience of a luxurious stay, the hotel is luring guests with a stay package that includes a private helicopter tour of Mount Fuji.Offered from a starting price of $6,500 (JPY 775,000), the fly-in-chopper-stay-at-hotel package will indulge guests aboard a Eurocopter Hermès Edition and fly from Tokyo above the shoreline of Sagami Bay and over Lake Ashinoko to reach Mt. Fuji. After offering a chance to enjoy closeup views of the mountain, the 80 minute flight experience will continue with a sighting of Tokyo SkyTree tower before heading back. The helicopter’s spacious interior fitted with calf leather seats specially made by Hermès lives up to the standard set by Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.Apart from the flight, the package also includes one night’s accommodation for two in luxurious 100m2 Oriental Suite, a round-trip limousine transfer to helipad and hotel, full breakfast for two at K’shiki or Oriental Lounge, a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne N.V. along with a seasonal pound cake. The UNESCO world heritage site and national treasure, Mount Fuji, is a 3,776-metre (12,380 ft.) high dormant volcano 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Its breathtaking, gentle symmetrical lines and snow-capped summit have come to represent Japanese serenity and made it the country’s national symbol.
In spring, blossoming cherry trees create a pink carpet at the foot of the mountain which is a favorite destination for international and local travelers in Japan. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s new Helicopter Flycation Package takes off from 1st April until 31st May 2015.