Honshu, Japan's eastern Kii Peninsula, is home to Mie Prefecture, a haven of natural beauty surrounded by 680 miles of untouched Pacific coastline and the towering peaks of the Suzuka Mountains. Dating back 10,000 years, the rich social history of the area is evident in its stunning works of architecture, most notably the Ise Shrine, Japan's holiest shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and located in Mie Prefecture's "Holy City" of Ise.
The omnipresent agricultural focus of Mie Prefecture is both practical and luxurious, consisting of forestry activity as well as pearl cultivation. A visit to Mie Prefecture provides a wide array of opportunities to experience natural beauty as well intriguing exploration of areas once reserved only for Japan's holiest High Priestess. Mie Prefecture transports the visitor into an untouched sanctuary of land and sea, allowing imaginative travelers the chance to feel like the regal lords who once called this place home.
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Geku, the shrine of Toyouke, deity of clothing, food and housing, and Naiku, the shrine of Amaterasu, deity of the sun, come together to create Ise Shrine, the holiest shrine in all of Japan. Visitors of Ise Shrine will be immediately overcome with the peaceful simplicity of the time-honored architecture and its surrounding greenery. Step inside Teyouke's Sengukan Museum to learn about the traditional ceremonies performed in and around the Grand Shrine.
Visitors may bask in the sunrise over Meoto Iwa, also known as the Married Couple Rocks, located in the sea off the beaches of Futami. The rocks, representing the union of man and woman, are linked by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw). In the summer, the sun appears to rise between the rocks and Mount Fuji looms in the distance, making the destination perfect for inspiration and romance.
Located in beautiful Kawana, Nagashima Resort consists of five leisure facilities. Visit the Spaland amusement park to ride the renowned Aurora Ferris Wheel, cool off in the glorious water park, relax in the lovely hot spring and stroll through the stunning Nabana no Sato flower park. Surrounded by tranquil rivers and the picturesque sea, Nagashima Resort is the perfect destination for travelers seeking both luxury and serenity.
Just outside the front gates of NaikÅ«, Okage Yochoko allows visitors to experience the elegant district as it was in the 19th Century. Over 50 shops and restaurants are present along this quaint and charming Japanese street, many of which offer local delicacies to sample and traditional crafts to admire.
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This extraordinary 10-day itinerary promises a holistic experience of the body, mind and soul. Discover Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto; follow the Path of Prayer throughout the sacred Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage and immerse yourself in the unique Japanese culture and traditions while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
- 10 days / 9 nights
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Take the foodie journey of a lifetime on The Aman Japan Culinary Journey, exploring Tokyo, the Shima Peninsula and Kyoto on a whirlwind tour of the finest tastes in the Land of the Rising Sun.
- May 15 - 24, 2022
- Price Per Person
- From $48,888
On the island of Honshu, the Kii Peninsula in the southwest is home to Ise-Shima National Park, with its rolling hills covered in lush green forests. Amanemu perches atop a hill overlooking the crystal blue waters of Ago Bay, also known as the Bay of Pearls with its islets and diving boats. Dotted throughout the park and within easy reach of the resort are sacred sites including shrines to deities of clothing, food, shelter and the sun. A hot spring sanctuary, the healing waters upon which Amanemu is built feed the private onsens in each suite and villa. Guests can relax in their own personal sanctuary or undertake further therapies, including a traditional watsu treatment, in the wellness center. Additionally, guests’ health is further augmented with the fresh, seasonal produce, expertly prepared in the hotel restaurant.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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