Amanemu, Japan

On the shores of Ago Bay, Amanemu’s rustic ryokan-inspired retreat is where Japan’s ancient hospitality ritual finds its contemporary expression. Mineral-rich waters from a natural hot spring enable guests to embrace the tradition of onsen bathing – while nourishment in culinary form reflects a region famed for rare delicacies. Surrounded by UNESCO pilgrim trails, sacred forests and the diving culture of the pearl-rich Pacific, here, weddings, events and wellness experiences are imbued with a deeper cultural sensibility.