How Aman Niseko on Mt Moiwa, Japan will look
Just when we thought Aman in Japan couldn’t get any better, the luxury hotel brand has announced plans to open a fourth property in the country.
Aman Niseko will be a retreat situated on the high slopes of Mt Moiwa on an untouched nature reserve in Hokkaido’s Niseko region.
The Niseko region is known for abundant snowfall and long ski runs. The resort will be all season and the mild weather in the summer months make the area appealing for hiking, mountain biking and river rafting.
An Aman Niseko Villa
Again designed by Kerry Hill Architects the resort will be made up of just 30 guest rooms and an extensive spa.
Aman Niseko Entrance Reception
The Aman Spa will feature single and double treatment suites, pre-treatment lounges, relaxation pods and extensive thermal spa areas, including saunas, Watsu treatment chamber, cold plunge pools, steam rooms, hammam, experience showers and onsen.
An indoor lap pool and an aqua fitness pool will overlook an outdoor terrace with forest and mountain views.
You’ll have to wait until 2023 to check in though.
Aman Niseko Spa Swimming Pool
Aman Tokyo has again launched its annual Halloween Afternoon Tea in The Lounge. The savouries and sweets include ghost shaped macaroons, bat and witches hat cookies, spider web candy and a chocolate “bomb” with a surprise inside.
Available from now until October 31st 2019, 11.30am – 5pm.
¥4,600 (plus consumption tax and service charge)
For reservations call +81-3-5224-3339 or click here to reserve a table online
The latest Aman hotel, the Amanemu hot spring resort, will open tomorrow in Shima, Japan.
Me and my “chocolate sundae”
[UPDATE: To celebrate its 10th Anniversary The Peninsula Tokyo is offering a special package: from now until 30 September 2017, book a stay online via peninsula.com and enjoy a complimentary guaranteed room upgrade from a Deluxe room to a Premier room, plus daily American breakfast for two.]
I’m standing at a kitchen sink in Tokyo shaping a sheet of submerged plastic into a “lettuce”. Fake food samples are a familiar sight in the windows of restaurants in Japan. They entice customers into the eateries and simplify menu ordering for foreigners. And I’m learning to make them – thanks to The Peninsula hotel’s Fun With Faux Food academy programme.
Mini at The Peninsula Tokyo
Chopstix had fun being ferried around Tokyo in the Peninsula hotel’s customised Mini Cooper Clubman. Even if we are bigger than the average Asian tourist.
Read more about our adventures here: