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LUXURY GETAWAYS: JAPAN



Aman Tokyo tempers urban dynamism with a profound atmosphere of serenity, from the heights of the Otemachi Tower,. Inspired by Japanese design tradition, with ikebana displays, washi paper doors and engawa platforms, the vast lobby, ryokan-style rooms and Aman Spa are all among the city’s largest.


Aman Tokyo’s Rooms and Suites are lofty urban sanctuaries drawing design inspiration from traditional Japanese residences. High above the bustling city below, they blend wood, washi paper and stone with modern technology and sumptuous fabrics for a unique stay in Tokyo.


Every room offers magnificent views including the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mt Fuji on the horizon on clearer days. All stays include access to wellness facilities including Japanese-style bathing facilities, steam rooms, 30-metre indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.



Occupying a prime position in Otemachi, Aman Tokyo is a gateway to urban discovery. Aman concierges will arrange personal tours and activities as desired, offering guests access to both ancient cultural attractions and the thrills of the modern metropolis. Beyond the city limits, the iconic volcanic peak of Mount Fuji is within easy reach by bullet train.



Rediscover the city

Stroll from the hotel to the Imperial Palace Gardens, discovering the historic Ote-mon and Sakurada Gates and Nijubashi Bridge. During the Edo period (1603 to 1867), Ote-mon served as the main entrance to Edo Castle, built by the Tokugawa shogunate who established the city that today is the capital of Japan.


A shopping itinerary could include artisan-run stores keeping alive ancient Japanese crafts – a brush maker from the Edo period; a producer of exquisite cutlery; a Japanese paper merchant. Or see the city through the eyes of an Ukiyo-e ‘pictures of the floating world’ art expert, who will reveal the inspiration for this 17th to 19th century genre of woodblock prints and paintings. Wander the cobbled streets with a view of Mount Fuji, explore the riverbank where the fish market used to reside, and live the scenes that inspired these works of art.

The art of Iaido swordsmanship

Take a private Iaido session focusing on maneuvers and samurai etiquette. Dating back to the 16th century, this graceful martial art encompasses hundreds of styles of swordsmanship, reflecting the refinement and morals of the archetypal Japanese warrior.



Cultural experiences

Aman Tokyo has fostered deep ties with an array of remarkable local artisans, allowing guests exclusive access to the heart of Japan's fantastically diverse culture. Unique experiences have been created in partnership with these artisans, in turn contributing to the preservation of Japan's local arts, crafts and cultures.


Sumida River Cruise

Experience the sights of Tokyo from a new perspective with a relaxing boat ride down the Sumida River. A wonderful time of year to admire the city’s iconic vistas, sit back and enjoy a crisp glass of champagne while elegantly cruising past Tokyo’s skyline aboard an award-winning river boat. The cruise can also be taken at sunset, as the horizon transforms from day to night.



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 several exclusive experiences 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.


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 experiences built around personal interests, including both leading galleries and off-the-beaten-track art spaces normally inaccessible to the public. Art experiences 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. Spend the morning witnessing the discipline and rigour that underpins the practice.




Nihonbashi artisan experiences

In an effort to protect the subtleties of ancient Japanese arts, guests of Aman Tokyo have the opportunity to visit several long-standing Tokyo craftsmen. Based in Nihonbashi, an area dotted with historic establishments, exclusive experiences include visits to Chikusen, a historic store specialising in hand-dyed yukata kimonos; Ibasen, a producer of stylish uchiwa folding fans; Oonoya Sohonten, a traditional Japanese footwear store selling unique Shintomi-style Tabi shoes, and Uchida Hyogu ten, a small store where artisans can be observed working on kakejiku (hanging scrolls), shoji screens tailored from cloth and paper, as well as intricate wall coverings. Often inaccessible the public, in each location Aman Tokyo invites guests to take part in half or full-day courses, trying their hand at ancient construction techniques passed down by generations. In some locations, guests can also create their own bespoke pieces to take home, learning about the history of Japanese manufacturing and the artisan culture of the Edo period along the way.



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