Just last month, Aman Kyoto opened its doors to the public – a vision of tranquillity, set in the heart of the historic Japanese city. Now, the resort brand has announced its fourth property in Japan: Aman Niseko. Located on the high slopes of Mt. Moiwa in the region of Niseko, Hokkaido, this retreat is set on an untouched nature reserved and is scheduled to open in 2023.
Most would be familiar with Niseko as a skiing destination – its abundance of powdery snow and vast ski runs make it an ideal destination in the winter, but not many recognise that this mountain destination is also perfect to visit in the summer as the weather is still mild and pleasant for outdoor activities such as hiking. That’s why Aman Niseko has been designed to be an all-season retreat – great any time of the year.
The resort pays homage to Japan’s traditional ryokan style, boasting gorgeous panoramic views of the forest and mountains at every angle. The resort is designed by Kerry Hills Architect, the same people behind Aman’s other properties: Aman Tokyo, Amanemu, and Aman Kyoto. Set on an expansive 187-hectare site, there will be 30 guest rooms, several restaurants, as well as the brand’s first full spa and wellness facilities in Japan. Think personalised retreat programmes with the benefits of Japanese and European spa healing rituals, fitness and mindfulness activities, and also a special menu of healthy cuisine.
If that’s not enough to indulge your senses, the Aman Spa also boasts thermal spa areas including Finnish saunas, Watsu treatment chambers (aquatic bodywork used for deep relaxation and passive aquatic therapy), cold plunge pools, steam rooms, hammam, experience showers, and onsens, naturally.
Despite being immersed in nature, the Aman Niseko property will still be minutes away from restaurants, cultural museums, and Niseko’s entertainment district. But you might not even want to leave the resort, as there will be fine dining Japanese, Italian done by way of the Arva restaurant concept, and also other dining venues offering seasonal cuisine.
“Aman Niseko is designed in harmony with its expansive and serene surroundings and the resort and residences will embrace Aman’s devotion to detail and impeccable service. This all-season resort will be a haven of peacefulness immersed in the purest Japanese scenery with the renowned thoughtfulness of Japanese hospitality,” said chairman and CEO of Aman, Vladislav Doronin.
(All images: Aman Niseko)