Aman newest property tops my Japan luxury hotel list. Celebrating Japan ancient onsen (mineral hot spring) tradition in scenic Ise Shima National Park, Amanemu opened in March 2016 and is perched on the verdant rolling shores of Ago Bay, known as the Bay of Pearls, on the west coast of Honshu, Japan main island. Each of its 24 Suites and four Villas have a private onsen, making the resort the first Aman to integrate mineral hot springs. The design throughout embraces a classical Japanese aesthetic, giving pride of place to natural materials and soothing hues while framing the exceptional natural surroundings. Amanemu features an exceptional spa, with two large onsen bathing pavilions that are complemented by a watsu pool, four treatment suites, a gym and a yoga studio.
- Tip: enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking via Virtuoso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD food & beverage credit).
- Review: read here my review of Amanemu.