Soak away the cares of 2021 in the healing waters of Amanemu’s mineral onsen this festive season, while drinking in the serenity of this secluded retreat’s pristine natural setting. Perched on the shores of Ago Bay and surrounded by forests shading Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrines, Amanemu lies in a region as renowned for its incredible organic produce as for its pearls. Where better to reflect on the year gone by, to nourish body and mind with bespoke gourmet, cultural and wellness experiences, and to ensure a healthy, focused start to the New Year?
31 December - 2 January
Celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022 overlooking the tranquil waters of the Bay of Pearls, toasting the New Year with local Mie Sake Zaku at midnight. Begin the first day of January with an auspicious lion dance, then join in other customs inviting health, peace and good fortune into the New Year on the 1st and 2nd. These include kakizome in the library, the auspicious ‘first writing’ of traditional kanji characters in beautiful calligraphy; and Mochitsuki, the rice pounding ceremony to enjoy fresh mochi at the beautiful Sanken Terrace.
Throughout the season
Afternoon tea throughout the season will include decadent festive sweet treats including a delicious Christmas cake – also available to purchase as a gift. After ringing in the New Year, Amanemu will delight in serving up a range of Osechi dishes – traditional Japanese New Year foods from kazunoko (herring roe) to nishiki tamago (egg roulade symbolising good fortune) – in special boxes called jūbako. Too much indulging? Take some time out in the Aman Spa with Amanemu’s Seasonal Spa Journey incorporating a warming herbal compress with red azuki beans, ginger and ponkan-orange essential oil, a body scrub with camellia oil and pearl sea salt, a body wrap with local seaweed and clay, and a full body massage.
As the festive season fast approaches, our Suites and Villas are in high demand. Check availability and make a reservation to secure your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Amanemu.