Amanemu stands on a hilltop in Ise-Shima National Park overlooking the shimmering ‘sea of pearls’.
When I visited, I was struck by the words of a plant expert, who was creating a garden on property. "We planted more than 1,000 trees and about 10,000 light saplings on the premises and we carefully selected them to make sure the were all familiar to the region.
The road to ‘reforestation’ is long, but I am certain that the original landscape will return in the next 50 years." What he said was symbolic of Aman’s philosophy of creating sanctuaries that respecting the surrounding environment, which has also been the brand’s ethos since its inception.
Amanemu’s is an unparalleled resort in many ways including the fact its spa has a vast hot spring, but it is designed to blend into the environment staying true to the brand’s DNA.