Amanemu Ise Shima, Japan


Aman’s second resort in Japan opens this month in time for the celebrated Sakura season. Located in Ise Shima National Park, near Osaka, every room at Amanemu features its own onsen. The resort draws inspiration from Japanese minka, vernacular houses with traditional low-slung tiled roofs and dark-stained timber exteriors. Suites are elegantly understated, carefully crafted in light Japanese timbers. Amanemu offers enlightening journeys through the region, including private tours of the Ise Grand Shrine, Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine, where guests can witness kagura, a sacred worshipping dance to the deities; and visits with ama, female Japanese free-divers,in their amagoya huts.