A Look at Aman's First Onsen Resort

Amanemu, located in rural Japan, opened in 2016.

In March, Aman Resorts unveiled Amanemu, within Ise-Shima National Park on the east coast. The brand’s first onsen destination, it’s also hallmark Aman: isolated. From Nagoya, the closest big city, it’s a two-hour train ride or 25 minutes by helicopter. (Tokyo to Nagoya is almost another two hours by train.)

Amanemu has 24 suites and four two-bedroom villas, plus a spa and main pavilion (with a restaurant, library, bar, and infinity pool). Days can be lazy (shift from public or private onsen to the pool), immersive (meet the female free divers who collect shellfish in the bay; visit pearl farms), or active (bike the surrounding forest; drive less than an hour to explore the Ise Jingu shrine, a sacred Shinto site). Suites from $900; 2165 Hazako Hamajima-cho; amanemu.com.

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