Aman Resorts to Open Second Japan Residence

By Paul Joseph

Luxury resort brand Aman has announced it is to launch Amanemu, its second Japanese residence early next year

Located in Ise Shima National Park in Honshu’s Mie Prefecture, central Japan, around 300km southwest of Tokyo, Amanemu will be Aman’s first hot spring resort.

Perched on the shores of Ago Bay, known as the ‘Bay of Pearls’, it will feature 24 suites and four two-bedroomed villas, as well as access to an extensive Aman Spa, a lap pool, restaurant and lounge.

In addition to nearby modern facilities including an 18-hole championship golf course, Amanemu will offer bespoke journeys to places of interest such as the UNESCO-protected pilgrimage routes of Kumano Kodō and Ise-Jingū, Japan’s most sacred Shintō shrine.

“Following on from the opening of Aman Tokyo and continuing the Aman journey in Japan, we intend to create a true Aman experience that will provide our guests with the very best of Japan’s unique natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and omotenashi, the special spirit of hospitality,” said Olivier Jolivet, CEO of Aman.

“Amanemu is in an exceptional location and as per the Aman DNA will be harmoniously blended with its surroundings. This, our first onsen resort, with its nutrient-rich hot springs, will offer an enriching holistic experience that is very much centred on wellness and tradition.”

Aman Tokyo opened its doors in December 2014. The opening of Amanemu will take the brand to 30 resorts worldwide.

By Paul Joseph