Amanemu, the harmony of the hot springs of Ago Bay
On top of the heights overlooking Ago Bay, in the southern region of Mie Prefecture, about 120 miles from Tokyo, stands the Amanemu hotel and resort. With twenty-four suites and four villas designed to provide luxurious and tranquil accommodations, Amanemu is one of the largest bespoken travel hotels in the country. A visit to this resort will allow travelers to embraces one of the most peaceful experiences that Japan has to offer: the onsen hot spring bath, an immersion in the naturally heated waters of the region. Located near Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu will provide travelers with an incredible array of bespoke explorations, from religious exploration of local shrines to a close look at the traditions of the pearl fishing industry in Ago Bay, to the classic relaxations of spa and golf.
Like many luxury resorts in Japan, where volcanic activity makes thermal springs a commonplace feature, Amanemu is able to channel the local hot springs into their spa facilities. Amanemu is not content to offer simply heated pools, however, but goes on to create a classic Japanese experience of tranquility and serene relaxation: the onsen bath. Onsen baths are designed to the prescriptions of the amazing Japanese sense of harmony and simplicity. Indoors, the black stonework of the baths align with the beautiful views of the Ago Bay provided by enormous windows, and the outdoor facilities feature a watsu pool, which combines hot water with a massage treatment. The spa treatments of Amanemu are classic in their comprehensive and very Japanese attention to detail.