Tokyo was Aman’s first urban venture when it opened at the top of the Otemachi Tower in 2014 - and it certainly set the bar high. Inside, the design is as sleek and minimalist as those familiar with the brand would expect: the 33rd floor lobby is decorated with ikebana flower arrangements and a pair of rock gardens, while natural materials take centre stage in the ryokan-style rooms (think light wood walls, square stone baths, tatami mats and washi paper sliding doors). Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms capitalise on the magnificent views of the Tokyo skyline. Then there’s the sensational spa. Spread across two floors, it features Japanese hot baths, a steam room and signature treatments that are based on natural Kampo herbal therapies.
A yoga and pilates studio also form part of the wellness complex, as does the striking indoor swimming pool, gleaming in polished volcanic rock and boasting prime views from its soaring windows. In between explorations of the city and spa indulgence, guests of Aman Tokyo will find dining options that are refreshingly varied. Fresh Edomae sushi at Musashi is of course a highlight, but the Arva restaurant is one of the finest venues in the city for Italian cuisine, while light Mediterranean lunches and French patisserie can be enjoyed in the Otemachi Forest setting of The Café.
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL
Embark upon a ‘Signature’ Spa Journey, which includes Shiatsu massage and a full-body scrub with Japanese clay
Feast on exquisite pastries in the leafy forest surroundings of The Café
Take a lap of the two of the 30-metre heated pool, which boasts impressive views of the city
Dine in the intimate Musashi restaurant, where fine omakase sushi is prepared in the Edomae tradition
Sample Aman’s Japanese take on a mojito whilst admiring the glimmering city lights in the Lounge
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Stroll through the Imperial Palace East Gardens, bursting in seasonal colour and home to remnants of the Edo Castle
Browse the high-class shops and enticing eateries of Ginza
Acquire new skills on a sushi-making workshop or Manga drawing class
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