The mineral-rich water that springs near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while a range of treatments tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary – including Kyoto green tea, tanba kuromame black beans, local sake and cold-pressed camellia oil.
Mineral hot springs
Soak in the healing waters of our onsen bathing pools. Dating back to the sixth century, Japanese bathing culture initially grew out of Buddhist cleansing rituals. Today the Japanese still enjoy seasonal onsen and herbal baths for their health-giving benefits
Aman Kyoto Signature Programme
This half-day programme takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of the body and mind. It is recommended for guests looking to experience the true harmony of nature in beautiful Japanese garden.
The power of Shiatsu
A speciality at Aman Kyoto, Shiatsu is an intuitive massage technique based on the same principles as acupuncture. Aiming to restore the flow of energy or qi in the body, it is known to improve muscle tone, strengthen immunity and dispel stress.
Discover the peace that nature can instill with a guided one-day mindfulness programme. This includes the Signature Spa Journey, onsen, a 2-hour hike and a hilltop meditation session followed by a picnic lunch.
Hot Spring (Onsen): 7am - 9pm (Last Entry 8.30pm)
Treatments: 10am–9pm (Last entry 7.30pm)
*Only a limited number of guests are allowed to use Onsen at any one time. Please make a reservation in advance.
In the fresh early morning air, breathe in the scents of the forest as you move through an hour of communal guided yoga practice to awaken your body and stir your soul. Afterwards, let the hot spring waters of Aman Kyoto’s outdoor onsen work their magic, then savour a delicious Japanese breakfast at The Living Pavilion by Aman in the morning sunshine.
With their myriad health benefits – from skincare to stress relief – essential oils are a staple in the holistic wellness practitioner’s natural pharmacy. Aman Kyoto offers its own original essential oil combinations inspired by the forest and gardens that embrace the resort. As well as its cedar and green tea signature, there are four seasonal scents – each capturing the essence of either spring, summer, autumn or winter at Aman Kyoto.
Flow through a guided yoga practice as candles flicker around you, their flames adding a meditative element to this soothing experience. Deeply relaxing, yet equally energising, this is the ideal movement session to leave behind the hype of your daytime activities and ensure a good night’s sleep ahead.