Imperial Palace Gardens
Aman Tokyo stands on the doorstep of the Imperial Palace, formal residence of the Emperor of Japan, and the verdant green expanse that surrounds it, with bird’s-eye views from many rooms. Visitors can explore the East Gardens and the ruins of Edo Castle – the heart of the city for centuries – and Aman Tokyo can arrange private tours of the palace grounds.
The art of Iaido swordsmanship
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.
The ancient craft of Sakan
Sakan, or Japanese plaster, is an ancient craft art that modern building methods are rapidly leaving behind. Few master plasterers remain in Japan, but Syuhei Hasado has found a way of combining this age-old practice with contemporary techniques to reinvent the tradition for the modern day. Graceful, precise and inspired by nature, his hand-made stucco art can be found throughout the corridors of Aman Tokyo.
The essence of sado and wagashi
Visit a chashitsu teahouse to experience the Japanese tea ceremony in its true form, with guests preparing their own wagashi sweets to enjoy as a vital part of the ritual.