Founded in 1928 in the spa town of Yamashiro, Beniya Mukayu is located on the road from the revered Kyoto to the world heritage sites Shirakawago-Gokayama, close to Kanazawa. The hotel’s architecture elegantly emphasizes contrasts between light, shade and neutral colours. Every room has its own private open-air hot spring bath, with a wonderful view of the authentic Japanese garden. The traditional tea ceremony performed by the owner, yoga lessons given every morning, the finest Kaga style Kaiseki cuisine served on locally crafted crockery, as well as invigorating medicinal spa treatments, combine to make Beniya Mukayu a peaceful haven.
Nestled in the mountains, Beniya Mukayu is a haven of peace with a zen-like atmosphere. The hosts are committed to preserving their region and ancestry while sharing local traditions through unique experience.
Authentic Kaga Kaiseki multi-course dinner: a host of surprising dishes, presented in locally made elegant ceramics. Beniya Mukayu is committed to supporting the local economy through artisans, organic farmers and exclusively local producers. To discover the region & origins, Beniya Mukayu’s English-speaking staff can offer tailored experiences and tours that demonstrate the family spirit of the culture, such as exploring the history of Yamashiro Onsen (Hot Spring). Walk, learn local cuisine in a cooking class led by the Mukayu chef, or make Washi, a traditional technique of Japanese papermaking, and more. All experiences that Beniya Mukayu offers are perfect examples of the ethos of the property and the region.