Aman’s sister brand to open Janu Tokyo in the autumn

By Wendy Golledge


By Wendy Golledge

04 April 2023

Luxury hotel and resort brand Aman has announced that its first hotel in Japan, Janu Tokyo, will open later this year.

Aman has partnered with leading Japanese urban developer, Mori Building Co, to create Janu Tokyo.

Translated as ‘soul’ in Sanskrit, Janu promises to deliver an elevated guest experience – akin to its sister brand Aman.

However, in contrast to Aman’s whisper-quiet seclusion it plans to offer a spirited social scene.

Aman Residences Tokyo
Aman Residences Tokyo (right) and Janu Tokyo (centre) are part of the Toranomon-Azabudai development

A place for socialising

Located in the Azabudai Hills, a modern urban village in Tokyo, Janu Tokyo will feature 122 guest rooms and one of the largest wellness facilities in the city.

Spanning more than 4,000sqm, the Janu Wellness Centre will offer an extensive hydrotherapy and thermal area centred around a 25-metre heated lap pool.

Vladislav Doronin Janu Tokyo

"We are responding to demand from our wider cohort of guests for the hallmarks of the Aman offering, but with a different pace and spirit."

Vlad Doronin

Chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu

It will also have a separate lounge pool, traditionally a place for socialising in Japan, as well as two spa houses, one of which will have a hammam and one a banya.

There will be seven treatment rooms and five movement studios offering spinning, boxing, yoga and Pilates. A gym will feature functional and circuit training equipment.

Janu Tokyo, Japan
Spanning 13 floors, Janu Tokyo is located in the B-2 District Tower designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners

Contemporary wellness

Aiming to rethink the concept of balance, the Janu Wellness Centre will have social wellness and goal-setting at its core.

It is billed as going above and beyond the common notions of spa, with a contemporary take on traditional wellness beliefs.

Janu seeks to nurture purposeful connection to bring people together. This is underpinned by Aman’s commitment to guest experience, timeless design and intuitive service.

Interiors are by long-term Aman collaborator Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects.

Janu suite, Janu Tokyo, Japan
The Janu Suite at Janu Tokyo

“The development and creation of Janu has been born from Aman Group’s long-term strategic vision,” said Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu.

“There is great appetite in the market for experiences which encourage connection, adventure and memorable interactions. Janu has been designed to cater to this increasing demand.

“Janu Tokyo is a fitting flagship, with an energy and vibrancy reflecting the values of the brand.”

Janu Tokyo, Japan - F&B, Restaurant_39271
Janu Tokyo will offer six restaurants, a bar, lounge and garden terrace

Energy and vibrancy

Azabudai Hills is being spearheaded by leading architects Thomas Heatherwick.

The development will also be home to Aman Residences, Tokyo, located in a separate building from Janu Tokyo.

Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, the urban residences will offer 91 homes, as well as a residents-only 1,400sqm Aman Spa.

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