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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo offers helicopter tours of Mount Fuji

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has announced the launch of its lavish accommodation package, Helicopter Flycation, which includes a private helicopter tour of Mount Fuji. Guests will fly aboard a Eurocopter Hermès Edition from Tokyo above the shoreline of Sagami Bay and over Lake Ashinoko to reach Mt. Fuji, where they can enjoy close-up views of the mountain before turning back for a sighting of Tokyo SkyTree® tower. Within its spacious interior, the helicopter has calf leather seats specially made by Hermès.

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, and from July 1, the official, summer-long Mt. Fuji climbing season begins. The mountain is a favourite destination for international and local travellers in Japan.

Helicopter Flycation package prices start at JPY 775,000. Available from 1 April.
• One night’s accommodation for two in luxurious 100m2 Oriental Suite
• Private helicopter charter cruise to Mt. Fuji (approximately 80 minutes)
• Round-trip limousine transfer to helipad and hotel
• Full breakfast for two, served at K’shiki or Oriental Lounge
• A bottle of Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne N.V.
• A seasonal pound cake

Package rates are subject to 8% consumption tax, 15% service charge and an accommodation tax of JPY200 per person, per night. Bookings can be made up to three business days before date of flight. Flights aboard the Eurocopter Hermès Edition are subject to availability.

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