A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Occupying a prime position in Otemachi, Aman Tokyo is a gateway to urban discovery. Aman concierges will arrange personal tours and activities as desired, offering guests access to both ancient cultural attractions and the thrills of the modern metropolis. Beyond the city limits, the iconic volcanic peak of Mount Fuji is within easy reach by bullet train.
Stroll from the hotel to the Imperial Palace Gardens, discovering the historic Ote-mon and Sakurada Gates and Nijubashi Bridge. During the Edo period (1603 to 1867), Ote-mon served as the main entrance to Edo Castle, built by the Tokugawa shogunate who established the city that today is the capital of Japan.
A shopping itinerary could include artisan-run stores keeping alive ancient Japanese crafts – a brush maker from the Edo period; a producer of exquisite cutlery; a Japanese paper merchant. Or see the city through the eyes of an Ukiyo-e ‘pictures of the floating world’ art expert, who will reveal the inspiration for this 17th to 19th century genre of woodblock prints and paintings. Wander the cobbled streets with a view of Mount Fuji, explore the riverbank where the fish market used to reside, and live the scenes that inspired these works of art.
Take a private Iaido session focusing on maneuvers and samurai etiquette. Dating back to the 16th century, this graceful martial art encompasses hundreds of styles of swordsmanship, reflecting the refinement and morals of the archetypal Japanese warrior.
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Aman Tokyo has fostered deep ties with an array of remarkable local artisans, allowing guests exclusive access to the heart of Japan's fantastically diverse culture. Unique experiences have been created in partnership with these artisans, in turn contributing to the preservation of Japan's local arts, crafts and cultures.
Experience the sights of Tokyo from a new perspective with a relaxing boat ride down the Sumida River. A wonderful time of year to admire the city’s iconic vistas, sit back and enjoy a crisp glass of champagne while elegantly cruising past Tokyo’s skyline aboard an award-winning river boat. The cruise can also be taken at sunset, as the horizon transforms from day to night.