Establishing deep, lasting connections with local communities and cultures around the world has been an intrinsic part of the Aman philosophy ever since the first destination opened. To celebrate this, Aman Tokyo presents three journeys in which guests are invited to touch the fabric of Japan's cultural identity and contribute to the preservation of Tokyo's local arts, crafts and cultures.
An evening with a geisha
Join one of Tokyo’s most accomplished geishas for an evening in the prestigious ryotei (tea house) Tsurunaka, which has traditionally only admitted customers by personal referral. Here, Aman Tokyo guests will be able to enjoy a meal accompanied by authentic performances from some of Tokyo’s most accomplished geisha, revered for their grace, musical ability and mastery of hospitality as an art form.
The art of Tokyo
Take an immersive tour of Tokyo’s creative culture and history with a tailor-made tour of the city’s contemporary and classical art galleries. Insiders Renna Okubo and Wakako Tezen, both experienced curators and consultants, lead bespoke journeys built around personal interests, including both leading galleries and off-the-beaten-track art spaces normally inaccessible to the public. Art Journeys can be adapted to assist collectors looking to acquire new pieces.
Sumo behind the scenes
Discover the remarkable history and rich traditions of Japan’s iconic sport with a visit to a sumo-beya (stable) to see the wrestlers in training. After a morning witnessing the discipline and rigour that underpins the practice, Aman guests can move on to the Sumo Museum at the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena – one of the largest and most important stadia in Japan.