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.
Rooted in Japan’s sixth-century tradition of onsen bathing, Amanemu’s 2,000-square-metre spa embraces the restorative power of water. Designed around a vast hot-spring bath fed by mineral-rich waters of Ise-Shima, the spa takes a holistic approach, fusing Japanese healing practices with nature-inspired therapies from around the Aman world.
Japan has understood the healing power of mineral bathing since the days of the shogunate, when samurai would use onsen to restore their health and recover from the rigours of battle. As well as aiding in recovery from fatigue and injury and relieving pain, onsen bathing can improve general wellbeing. Today, Amanemu guests can enjoy the same restorative benefits as the samurai, with sessions in the spa’s mineral-rich pools.
Traditional Chinese Medicine arrived in Japan in the 4th century and has since evolved to become the herb-based healing practice, Kampo. Like many ancient holistic systems, the discipline emphasises the importance of attaining balance between body and mind, with plant-derived cures and therapies at its heart. Amanemu’s Immersion programmes and spa treatments incorporate expert-blended Kampo formulations to achieve specific wellbeing goals.
Amanemu's experienced therapists are able to develop bespoke spa experiences and treatment programmes tailored to the individual wellness goals of each guest. A select combination of organic blends from the Aman Skincare range, Kampo herbs and locally sourced essential oils are used with a diverse array of treatments and techniques to deliver a truly personal and transformative wellness experience.
Spa facilities: 8am - 9pm (Last reservation at 8pm)
Spa Treatments: 10am - 9pm (Last reservation at 8pm)
Gym: 8am - 9pm (Last entry at 8pm)
Private onsen: 9am to 8.30pm (Last reservation at 7.30pm)
*From 23 December, 2022 to 8 January, 2023
Spa facilities: 7am - 10pm (Last reservation at 9pm)
Spa Treatments: 10am - 10pm (Last reservation at 9pm)
Gym: 7am - 10pm (Last entry at 9pm)
Private onsen: 8am to 9.30pm (Last reservation at 8.30pm)
Amanemu’s bespoke Immersions incorporate private movement and specialist therapy sessions, spa treatments and nutritional support. Lasting three nights or more, each is developed to achieve defined personal goals, to promote an enduring sense of inner peace, and to encourage profound, meaningful change in lifestyle and outlook.
The onsen pools of the Amanemu Spa are fed by a nearby hot spring, which provides water that is naturally rich in healing minerals – the perfect complement to any spa therapy. Daybeds are positioned around the thermal spring garden, and two separate onsen pavilions provide space to take to the waters in comfort and privacy.