Aman to launch Amanemu in Ise Shima National Park, Japan
August 11, 2015: Aman has announced plans for a second property in Japan, following the successful launch of Aman Tokyo in December 2014. Amanemu will debut in the first quarter of 2016 in Ise Shima National Park in Honshu’s Mie Prefecture, central Japan. It will be the brand’s first hot spring resort.
Celebrating Japan’s ancient onsen (mineral hot spring) tradition in serene natural surrounds, Amanemu is perched on the shores of Ago Bay, known as the ‘Bay of Pearls’. It will have 24 suites and four two-bedroomed villas, all of which have their own onsen, as well as an extensive Aman Spa, a lap pool, restaurant and lounge.
Amanemu lies approximately 300km southwest of Tokyo and is easily accessed via Japan’s high speed rail network. Located in Ise Shima National Park, renowned as a culinary and cultural treasure trove, Shima will play host to the G7 Summit in 2016.
Elegant suites will have spacious terraces with tranquil views of Ago Bay, its islands and pearl rafts floating on the calm sea. The Aman Spa will offer two expansive onsen bathing pavilions as well as a watsu pool, four treatment suites, a gym and yoga studio.
Amanemu is surrounded by a complex saw-toothed coastline, in a region renowned for its rich nature, cultured pearls, abundant seafood, not to mention the acclaimed Matsusaka variety of Japanese Waygu. The resort’s restaurant, serving Japanese cuisine, will celebrate the area’s gourmet heritage of Miketsukuni (land of Imperial provisions), as it was once known as the breadbasket of the ancient Imperial Court.
In addition to nearby facilities that include an 18-hole championship golf course, Amanemu will offer bespoke Aman Journeys, seeking out the cultural nuances and finest experiences of the region, such as the UNESCO-protected pilgrimage routes of Kumano Kodō and Ise-Jingū, Japan’s most sacred Shintō shrine.