Located on the shores of Japan’s Ago Bay, or ‘Bay of Pearls’, Amanemu is the luxury brand’s first dedicated hot spring resort. Providing an exquisite rural counterpart to its other Japanese property, Aman Tokyo, the resort celebrates the ancient Japanese bathing tradition of onsen. Each of its 24 suites and four villas are equipped with their private in-room hot spring bath, with a further two private onsen pavilions located at the 2,000 square metre spa. The naturally mineral-rich water is said to have a variety of therapeutic benefits, including easing muscle, joint and nerve pain, making it the ideal relaxation after a day of trekking the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes or visiting the Ise Grand Shrine, one of Japan’s most sacred sites.