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Immerse in Japan's time-tested onsen traditions and wellness practices at the Amanemu in Nagoya

Built on the theme of water, designed around a large natural onsen, and fitted with private pavilions and a watsu pool (for a gentle form of aquatic body therapy), the Aman Spa at the exquisite Amanemu resort is the embodiment of utopia.

Amanemu is a tranquil retreat that drew inspiration from the ryokan, traditional Japanese inns with hot spring baths

The onsen feeds on salt-infused spring water that is known for a myriad curative properties. Taking regular dips in the mineral-rich waters can help ease pain in the muscles, joints and nerves besides promoting recovery from cuts, burns, fatigue and a numbers of skin ailments. In between therapeutic soaks, embark on massages and therapies such as body wraps and exfoliations that cull the benefits of all-natural ingredients sourced locally within the Mie Prefecture. For your hands and feet, the manicure and pedicure salon will see to it that they are handled with tender loving care.

Overlooking a garden that's the picture of Zen, the spa's calming atmosphere rubs off on everyone who enters its 2,000-square feet space. Further relaxation can be enjoyed at the 33-meter outdoor swimming pool, framed by views of the surrounding forested hills and the picturesque Ago Bay. The latter, a major tourist attraction, is also known as the birthplace of pearl cultivation as invented by Kokichi Mikimoto back in 1893.

Surrender to the moment; relax on the day beds or swim in the outdoor pool that looks out to Ago Bay

Want to take your wellness journey further? Amanemu's award-winning day programmes will guide you on a holistic excursion that features a private yoga lesson, 75 minutes of aquatic bodywork that's hailed as "meditation in the water", and a body massage. A nutritious lunch is part of the package, as well as use of the onsen and other relaxation facilities.

At the spa, your wellness journey can include body treatments and water therapy

The indulgence can continue in your accommodation. Amanemu's suites, inspired by rustic Minko aesthetics characterised by natural materials and sliding timber shutters, come with private onsen baths.

Amanemu has just 24 suites, each with a private onsen and wide terraces

Zen feels attainable among Amanemu's tranquil settings