Amanresorts Preps to Open Amanemu in Japan

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Amanemu, Japan

One of the most exciting hotel openings of the year will be the March debut of Amanemu, overlooking Ago Bay in Japan’s Ise Shima National Park. (It’s two hours by high-speed train from Tokyo.) The first onsen, or “hot spring resort,” for Aman, Amanemu joins the Aman Tokyo as the second Japanese property for the prestigious luxury hotel brand.

Situated on an ancient pilgrimage route in Mie Prefecture (Kansai region), Amanemu will have 24 suites and four two-bedroom Villas, each equipped with a private onsen and a large terrace for taking in the surrounding natural scenery. Designed as a contemporary interpretation of a Japanese minka home, these accommodations are decorated with light-colored wood in an elegant, minimalist style.

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Facilities include the 2,000-square-meter Aman Spa, a fitness center, and a Japanese restaurant showcasing locally grown products (like prized Nabari melons, vegetables, seafood, and the renowned Matsusaka beef). A big resort focus will be authentic insider experiences for guests to immerse themselves in local culture (for example: wearing a traditional kimono and exploring areas of the Ise Grand Shrine where few visitors have access).

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