The Best Wellness Retreats And Spas In Japan

For those seeking wellness, Japan stands out as a prime choice. Across centuries, the Japanese have honed various methods to calm the mind, nurture inner serenity, and enhance well-being. These practices encompass zazen meditation, tea ceremonies, and the therapeutic warmth of onsens, natural hot springs. 

Japan is a wonderful destination for a wellness or healing retreat because it offers a blend of ancient traditions and modern comfort. In Japan, you can experience things like soothing hot springs called "onsen," which are believed to have healing properties for both body and mind. 

Japanese culture emphasises mindfulness and balance, making it a great place to learn meditation and stress-relief techniques. The peaceful temples and gardens provide a serene backdrop for your healing journey. Plus, food plays a significant part in the country’s spa experience. The Japanese diet is regarded as one of the world’s healthiest, so a retreat here will leave you feeling lighter, healthier, and happier. read more...  

When you go to Japan for a wellness retreat, you'll discover a unique mix of tranquility and culture that helps you unwind and rejuvenate. The friendly locals and the beauty of the country's natural scenery create a calming atmosphere that supports your healing process in a simple and enjoyable way. 

Healing Holidays offers retreats at two pristine wellness spas in Japan. Keep scrolling to learn more.  


Let’s begin with the rejuvenating destination of Amanemu. Sitting with the Ise-Shima National Park, cradled on the southwestern reaches of Honshu island's Kii Peninsula, it’s undoubtedly one of the best spas in Japan and a great option for a wellness retreat in Japan with Healing Holidays. Poised overlooking the canvas of Ago Bay, nicknamed the "Bay of Pearls," this sanctuary is a symphony of serenity and natural beauty, surrounded by oyster rafts and picturesque islets.  

At Amanemu, classical Japanese aesthetics guides every architectural design. Suites and Villas are sanctuaries adorned with organic materials and grand glass windows. Handwoven textiles and timber sliding shutters become a portal to the surrounding landscapes. Imbued with the timeless wisdom of Japanese design, each abode boasts a private onsen—a homage to Japan's revered hot spring tradition.  

Additionally, there are two private onsen pavilions offering you moments of solace, featuring a Watsu pool, four treatment suites, and a fitness centre. Amanemu is a haven where the ancient tradition converges with contemporary luxury, inviting you to immerse in a symphony of water, nature, and tranquility. 

Some of the wellness offerings here include:  

  • Amanemu Mindfulness & Stress Management  

  • Amanemu Detox & Cleansing 

  • Amanemu Recovery & Recuperation  

  • Amanemu Beauty & Slow Ageing  

Aman Tokyo  

Aman Tokyo is a superb spa and wellness retreat in Japan and is a perfect example of the modernity of the capital city of Tokyo, where the bustling energy of the city meets moments of tranquility. Located in Otemachi, the hotel's location ensures easy access to Tokyo Station and the vibrant Nihonbashi district. Rooms and suites within the hotel are urban havens, taking design cues from traditional Japanese homes. Combining wood, washi paper, and stone with modern comforts and lavish fabrics, they offer views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and even the distant silhouette of Mt. Fuji on clear days.  

Besides the gorgeous surrounding view, the spa is a big draw, reaching for the Tokyo skyline. Offering a wide array of treatments, therapies, and amenities, it draws inspiration from the Japanese principles of nature and harmony. Multiple treatment rooms cater to various needs and the spa's signature journeys centre around Japanese natural elements and philosophies. 

In the land where tradition dances with modernity, Japan's finest spas and wellness retreats welcome you to experience a new form of self-care and rejuvenation. From the serene onsen havens to the urban escapes offering cutting-edge treatments, this journey through Japan's wellness landscape has everything you could ever need when it comes to self-care and well-being. Let the echoes of zen serenity and mindful restoration linger, guiding you to weave Japan's wellness ethos into the fabric of your own lives long after the final soak, massage, or meditation session has ended. 


Discover our selection of spa breaks in Japan below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

Spas in Japan
Amanemu is set within Ise-Shima National Park on the Kii Peninsula, in the southwestern region of the island of Honshu. The resort overlooks Ago Bay, known as the Bay of Pearls – a blue expanse dotted with oyster rafts and islets.Guided by a classical Japanese aesthetic, Amanemu’s Suite…
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Aman Tokyo
Aman Tokyo is a monument to the modern-day Japanese capital, a place where urban dynamism is tempered with serenity. Set in Otemachi, the hotel is within easy reach of Tokyo Station and the thriving Nihonbashi district.The hotels rooms and suites are lofty urban sanctuaries drawing design inspirati…
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