Step inside a sanctuary of restorative peace at Amanemu
Beside Ago Bay in Japan, amid the forested hills of Ise-Shima, the ryokan-inspired onsen resort of Amanemu invites you into a sanctuary of restorative peace. You can bask in mineral-rich hot springs, walk ancient pilgrim trails and explore the sublime coastline. The hills above Ago Bay provide the serene setting of Amanemu, situated close to the holy Shinto site of Ise Grand Shrine, and you can also visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails. As the seasons change, the region’s natural beauty takes centre stage, offering you plenty of opportunity to discover local cultural treasures and witness the pearl rafts by the bay. If you’re looking for an escape that allows you to totally de-stress, this is one of The LC’s top picks.