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, tamba 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 wellbeing 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.
Acupuncture and moxibustion
Acupuncture and moxibustion are said to have positive effects on both mental health and anti-aging. Based on the idea of oriental medicine and the five elements of yin and yang, it is believed that stimulating the body’s pressure can also elevate muscle tension, rebalance hormones, and improve lymphatic circulation. When combining with the warming effects of the Aman’s Spa’s natural hot springs, the treatment leaves the mind relaxed and the body rejuvenated.
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, stimulating blood and lymph circulation, strengthen immunity and dispel stress.
Hot Spring (Onsen): 7am - 10pm (Last Entry 9.30pm)
Treatments: 10am - 9.30pm (Last entry 8.30pm)
*Only a limited number of guests are allowed to use Onsen at any one time. Please make a reservation in advance.
Developed to bring both tangible physical benefits and lasting emotional balance, Aman Skincare offers guests the opportunity to continue their holistic wellness journey in the privacy of one’s own home. Available to purchase directly from Aman Kyoto’s spa, formulas use precious organic ingredients from around the world to restore and transform, with Spa Therapists on hand to recommend a bespoke ritual for every skin type.
Alternatively, create a serene spa-like atmosphere with Spa Candles. With top notes layered over earthy sandalwood, their aromas fill the room, instilling a sense of serenity and encouraging emotional wellbeing for three unique need-states – the perfect gift for a loved-one or treat for one’s self.
Festive season gift set is available. For more information, please contact Aman Spa at Aman Kyoto. Email [email protected]
Aman Essentials has launched Essential Skin, a new skincare range comprising five products developed and produced in Japan which combine to create a functional and effective daily skincare routine supporting the natural skin barrier, encouraging deep hydration, and protecting from daily environmental stressors. Aman Essential Skin uses a unique blend of potent herbs that have long been valued in Japan for their powerful effects, as well as skin actives including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
Made in Japan, Aman’s new functional skincare line, Essential Skin, is infused with powerful rice bran and indigo extracts, to achieve noticeably lifted, more radiant skin. Combining products from the Essentials Skin line with exfoliation and manual lifting techniques, the Aman Advanced Facial stimulates face muscles to improve the skin’s overall texture.
The treatment begins with ultrasonic scrubbing to loosen and remove oil and debris from the pores. Supported by electric muscle stimulation and massage to firm, and cryo bulbs to eliminate puffiness, the complexion appears brighter and tighter. The treatment continues with the application of a marine mineral mask to deeply hydrate, followed by Aman x 111Skin Nourishing Gold Algae hydrogel face and eye masks to achieve an exceptional glow. For a wholly rejuvenation process, the facial can be extended to incorporate a 15-minute scalp massage.
In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. Aman Skincare and Sva supplements harness powerful natural ingredients to provide balance and optimal wellbeing within and without, while Aman Fine Fragrance products bring the spirit of Aman into the comfort of home.