Amanemu is set within Ise-Shima National Park on the Kii Peninsula, in the southwestern region of the island of Honshu. The resort overlooks Ago Bay, known as the Bay of Pearls – a blue expanse dotted with oyster rafts and islets. Ancient pilgrimage routes wind through forests, and some of Japan’s most sacred shrines are within easy reach – including Geku Shrine, dedicated to the deity of clothing, food and shelter, and Naiku Shrine, devoted to the goddess of the sun. Amanemu’s Suites and Villas are replete with natural materials and large glass windows, with woven textile and timber sliding shutters that open to embrace the natural surroundings. Amanemu embraces the ancient Japanese bathing tradition of onsen, using nutrient-rich thermal springs to provide a contemplative and restorative retreat set among serene natural surroundings of the onsen spa.