Aman Opens a Hot Spring Resort in Japan

  • A private onsen in one of Amanemu's suites.

    A private onsen in one of Amanemu's suites.

  • The hot spring resort is home to just 24 suites and four villas.

    The hot spring resort is home to just 24 suites and four villas.

  • The living room at Amanemu's villas come with a view.

    The living room at Amanemu's villas come with a view.

  • The resort's spa garden features an onsen, daybeds, and a fireside lounge.

    The resort's spa garden features an onsen, daybeds, and a fireside lounge.

  • Amanemu's dining venue, The Restaurant.

    Amanemu's dining venue, The Restaurant.

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The world-renowned luxury resort group, Aman, has spread its wings further into the land of the rising sun. Following the successful opening of its first city hotel, Aman Tokyo, it has recently launched its second property in Japan, Amanemu, located 300 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, on top of the rolling hills of Ise-Shima National Park and overlooking the blue waters of Ago Bay.

Featuring designs inspired by traditional Japanese ryokans, the resort’s 24 suites and four villas are beautifully designed with dark cedar wood that make up the villas’ sturdy facade, while inside, soft earth tones create a chic, minimalist atmosphere.  Each space also features unique pieces by local artisans, such as kumiko artwork, a technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails, and beautiful kimonos by kimono and obi artisan Genbei Yamaguchi. Meanwhile, to immerse oneself in the Japanese onsen experience, one need not step outside as a private hot water bathing area is available in each villa and suite.

For those looking for the ultimate relaxing activity at the end of the day, Amanemu’s spa spans 2,000 square meters, conferring natural hot springs that feed all the onsens in the resort. A fitness center and a yoga studio overlooking the stunning vistas are also available within the spa compound.

When it comes to dining, the resort’s only restaurant—simply named The Restaurant—is a celebration of Japan’s izakayas, serving dishes cooked using the freshest local produce from the Mie Prefecture such as Nabari melons and Matsusaka beef. The Restaurant also offers a variety of international dishes and a fine selection of wines for guests to choose from.

For a day of exploration and activities, guests are welcome to check out the nearby 18-hole Nemu Golf Course or join Amanemu’s private tour to the nearby Ise Grand Shrine or to the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail and the sacred sites dotting the national park. Doubles starts from US$ 959.

For more information, visit Amanemu.

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