Aman Kyoto, Japan


Built in a secret garden at the centre of a forest, Aman Kyoto seamlessly blends into its surrounding environment. The resort is a stone’s throw away from 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the golden Kinkaku-ji Temple. “This elegant resort with high sensitivity and respect to the environment, reflects the brand perfectly. The simplicity of the design harmoniously fits in with its surrounding environment,” said the judges.