Ise Peninsula, Japan

At a Glance

  • Amanemu perfectly encapsulates Japanese elegant simplicity in design and offers guests a peaceful retreat from the county’s more famous urban centres.

  • Located in Ise Shima National Park on the shores of Ago Bay, the retreat makes for a relaxing finish to an exciting adventure around Japan.

  • Taking inspiration from traditional ryokan rituals, guests can enjoy hot-spring bathing in the area’s mineral-rich waters.


  • Ago Bay is home to the Ama female freedivers who dive for shellfish. Guests can enjoy a unique encounter with the divers and sample some exquisite local seafood.

  • Ise Shima National Park is surrounded by ancient pilgrimage walks, the most famous of which are sections of the Kumano Kudo trails.

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Japan has four seasons, similar to the UK and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colours.

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Take a day trip to experience the pearl farms near Amanemu, where you can learn how pearls are formed and even pluck your own pearl from an oyster to keep! Following your visit to the pearl farm, meet the women divers and learn about their way of life.

Enjoy an evening drink overlooking the beautiful pond on the outside terrace.

Unwind from the day by attending the free yoga session offered in their yoga room. However, make sure you do book in advance as spaces fill up.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Amanemu or take a look at our itineraries to Japan


Amanemu provides the ultimate luxury retreat in the heart of the Ise Shima National Park. Based on the ryokan tradition, Amanemu will offer its guests a unique sanctuary with stunning views over the Ago Bay.

Set in spectacular scenery, Amanemu offers an authentic taste of Japan's rural beauty and traditional Japanese hospitality. Located at the tip of the Osaki Peninsula, Amanemu is surrounded by beautiful coastline and overlooks the 'Bay of Pearls', known as such due to its heritage as the first place in the world to have produced cultured pearls.

This luxurious resort beautifully reflects and compliments its surroundings, combining traditional Japanese ryokan design with contemporary elegance throughout its selection of stunning suites and private villas. All of the rooms will come with their own private onsen facilities and spacious terraces with calming views over Ago Bay.

The resort's restaurant provides the delicious and delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine and is heavily influenced by the area's gourmet heritage with Shima, once being the breadbasket for the ancient Imperial Court. Not only will taste buds be indulged here but Amanemu also boasts a fantastic Aman Spa with two expansive onsen bathing pavilions, a watsu pool and four treatment rooms.

Ise Shima National Park is not only famous for its stark beauty but for the natural hot springs, referred to locally as onsen, that flow through it. Amanemu takes full advantage of this and provides a completely holistic experience. This paired with the incredible Aman service and traditional Omotenashi (traditional Japanese hospitality) makes Amanemu a truly spectacular property.

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There are 24 suites and 4 villas at Amanemu which are styled on traditional Japanese minka homes. Ask your Travel Consultant for more details on which .

The Mori Suite

The Mori Suite has a garden view and enjoys its own private onsen bath. The living area is spacious and offers a suspended daybed for children. There is also a dining area for two.

The Sora Suite

The Sora Suite enjoys views over Ago Bay, a private onsen bath. The living area features a suspended daybed suitable for children and a dining area for two.

The Nagi Suite

The Nagi Suite offers the best views over Ago Bay with a spacious verandah. The living area offers a suspended daybed for children and a dining area for two.

The Mori Villa

The Two-Bedroom Mori Villa

The Sora Villa

The Sora Villa has two bedrooms, each with en-suites bathrooms. There is also a living area with a pantry and a large verandah with a dining table for up to six people.

The Nagi Villa

The Two-Bedroom Nagi Villa includes a private onsen, living area with pantry and a large verandah overlooking Ago Bay. Here guests can enjoy relaxing on the daybeds and enjoy the large dining area.


The hotel's restaurant focuses mainly on Japanese cuisine to give you an authentic experience of this fascinating country. Try the renowned Matsusaka beef and a variety of fresh seafood here. Alternatively, there is a selection international dishes to choose from.


Amanemu is a perfect place to relax and the traditional onsen is a must when visiting Japan. Based on this Japanese tradition, the Aman Spa includes two private onsen pavilions, a watsu pool and four treatment rooms as well as a fitness centre for those who want to keep fit.

Elsewhere why not try one of Amanemu's adventures through Isa-Shima. Visit the holy shrine of Ise Grand Shrine walk part of the Kumodo Trails and visit the valiant Ama divers.



Kirsty Cowie (Staff)

If youre looking for a hotel that offers peace and quite and is truly a place to relax and unwind then Amanemu  is the perfect property to add to your itinerary. Located in the Ise-Shime National Park this secluded hotel offers stunning views of the calm waters of Ago Bay. Designed to mimic a traditional Ryokan each suite is complete with a private onsen. While here make sure you take advantage of the spa and included yoga classes. 


Victoria Reynolds (Staff)

Amanemu is a great option for some well-earned R+R towards the end of your trip in Japan, before heading back to Tokyo for your onwards flight home. Amanemu is set in the beautiful national park of Ise Shima, overlooking Ago Bay. Each suite features its own private onsen bath, a real treat to enjoy of an evening. The villas are fantastic for families; the two-bedroom villa can sleep up to six guests comfortably, and also features its own huge separate private onsen room. Additionally, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with sweeping views over Ago Bay, as well as a large onsen surrounding the spa. Amanemu can also offer some unique experiences, including visits to local shrines, visiting local pearl farms and meeting women divers, who free dive for local seafood which is then prepared for your lunch.


  • Amanemu - Discover traditional Ama diving

    Visit an Ama diving hut where you can discover the beauty of Ama diving. This traditional free-diving has been performed by local women for thousands of years who dive for shellfish and pearls. Meet these incredible women and enjoy freshly caught seafood.

  • Amanemu - Ise Grand Shrine with Seishiki Sanpai

    With Amanemu visit Jingu Shrine (otherwise known as Ise Grand Shrine), one of Japan's most revered shrines and something completely unique to the area. With your guide, you'll explore the many inner and outer shrines, along with taking part in prayer.

  • Discover the Gems of Ise

    Today's journey will bring you to Futami Okitama Shrine, Ise Jingu Naiku and Okage-Yokocho Street.

  • Ise-Shima Exploration

    Witness ama divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island, drive to Mount Asamayama to observe the Ise-Shima skyline if the weather is clear and continue to Kongoshoji Temple. We can also arrange abalone & lobster lunch at Ama-goya House Restaurant at your own account.

Holiday Ideas

  • Limitless Japan

    Tokyo, Yamashiro Onsen, Kyoto, Ise Peninsula

    inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Experience the unique sanctuary Amanemu, based on the ryokan tradition, where each suite comes with its own private onsen facilities
    • Awaken your mind to the throng of Japanese splendour in Tokyo, full of life, culture and architecture
    • Savour the sacred Ise Shrines, walk part of the Kumodo Trail and learn about Japanese pearl diving

Location & directions

Ise Peninsula, Japan

Located in the stunning surroundings of Ise Shima National Park in Honshu's Mie Prefecture, Amanemu enjoys spectacular rugged coastline views and benefits from its own natural hot spring.

How to get there

Amanemu is easily accessible by Japan's high speed rail network. Nagoya is just a 2 hour train ride or 25 minute helicopter ride away.

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