Set alone on the slopes of Mount Moiwa in Japan’s island of Hokkaido, Aman Niseko by Aman Resorts, the collection of intimate luxury retreats, opens in 2023 as the fourth Japanese property and first wellness retreat.
Honouring the great Japanese traditions and techniques for healing and rejuvenation, the property sits within the gaze of the mighty Mount Yotei, where nature flourishes through every season.
Drawing on Japanese healing traditions, expert therapists will curate year-round holistic wellness experiences encompassing bodywork, nutrition, movement, and beauty. Kampo herbs, Anma and Shiatsu massage techniques, and Zen meditation will all be incorporated.
Every Aman is a sanctuary offering peace, harmony and a profound sense of belonging. In Niseko, the Aman Spa will be the property’s inner sanctum.
On nature’s doorstep, this new Aman destination will provide unrivalled access to seasonal outdoor pursuits, from skiing and snowboarding in winter, to hiking, mountain biking and river rafting the rest of the year. Befitting the onsen capital of the world, both indoor and outdoor onsen – Japanese hot spring bathing pools – will be a feature of the Aman Spa and every Residence.
“Hokkaido is Japan’s untamed northern wilderness, as famous for its summer flower fields as for its legendary ski resorts. On the slopes of Mount Moiwa, Niseko’s finest gem, lies Aman’s fourth Japanese property. The only development on the mountain, it encompasses the country’s first destination wellness retreat and 31 exclusive Aman-branded Residences, all set within a nature reserve with unparalleled views of Mount Yotei,” commented Aman Resorts in a statement.
The gracious main pavilion houses a living room, two restaurants and a private dining room, a bar, whiskey and cigar lounge, library, ski retail area, ski lockers, a boutique and a gallery. The resort’s 30 suites are housed in a separate pavilion, all with mountain views.
The architectural concept by the late Kerry Hill was deliberately contemporary, with subtle references to traditional design motifs of Hokkaido’s indigenous people, the Ainu.
Beyond the spa reception area and lounge, the Tea Room will be tranquil oasis within the spa sanctuary.
Claiming beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, it will serve as a place of peaceful time out as well as a relaxed gathering point ideal for private functions.
Residences at Aman Niseko
The free-standing, two-story luxury residences will all have a calming linear aesthetic yet will be customised to suit individual preferences. Extensive entertaining areas, terraces and dedicated ski rooms will complement three to five bedrooms and a loft-like mezzanine level. The addition of home theatres, massage rooms, wine cellars and cigar rooms are all possibilities.