Mandarin Oriental Tokyo offers helicopter rides for views of Mount Fuji

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo offers through May 31st an exceptional package Mount Fuji Helicopter Flycation.

The 80-minute flights happen aboard a sleek Hermès Edition Eurocopter, luxuriously upholstered in soft leather that enhances the extra-quiet ride inside the cabin. Passengers enjoy spectacular views of Sagami Bay and Lake Ashinoko as they make their way along the coast to Mount Fuji and circle the peak for a bird’s-eye view of the mountain. A springtime trip is especially striking, thanks to the shroud of pink cherry blossoms that envelop the mountain’s flanks. On the return flight, the pilot makes a pass by the country’s tallest building, the 2,000-foot-tall Tokyo SkyTree tower.

The all-inclusive package starts at approximately $6,500 for two guests and includes one night’s accommodation in the Oriental Suite, breakfast at K’shiki or Oriental Lounge, a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne N.V., and round-trip limousine transfers between the hotel and the helipad.