Beniya Mukayu stands on a hill of the sacred Yakushiyama, Healing Buddha’s Mountain, where in the old days Buddhist monks used to cure people with hot spring baths and medicinal herbs. Get pampered at our Spa Entei with thermal baths and our Yakushiyama signature treatments and amenities, designed for the mental and physical health of our guests as an homage to our unique history.
Designed by world renowned architect Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama in collaboration with the graphic designer Kenya Hara, Beniya Mukayu blends contemporary design and Japanese aesthetics, featuring “richness in emptiness” - spaces uncluttered by the unnecessary, filled with freedom. Spend time awakening the senses and releasing both body and mind, finding inner peace and cultural awareness.
Pick your favourite among a variety of experiences unique to Beniya Mukayu, in which you will get to know more about Japanese culture from people who have inherited and keep local traditions alive. Join Mr. Nakamichi for a tea ceremony; trek the Ozuchi mountain; wear a kimono; try your hands at the traditional techniques of Japanese Washi paper, soba, kutani porcelain and lacquerware... so much to explore!
In Japan, hot spring bathing has always been a way to cleanse the soul as well as the body and onsen ryokan are the quintessential place to do it. Deliberately leaving everything behind, and staying at Beniya Mukayu can be a truly memorable experience: the architecture will make you tune in with nature; hot spring water will cleanse your body and relax your mind; award-winning spa treatments will let you feel rejuvenated; scrumptious Kaiseki meals will enhance all your senses… in such a haven of peace you will ultimately understand what “richness in emptiness” means to you.
Byakuroku Terrace Suite features a secluded private open-air hot spring bath and a large wooden terrace stretching in hand-reaching distance into the forest garden. This 100 square metres suite is the perfect place to escape from everyday life while cleansing and rejuvenating your body and mind. The study inserted in between the open air hot spring bath and terrace is an ideal space for creative imagination or meditative thoughts that arise from a refreshed mind.
A time just for you and your beloved one… A time filled with freedom, for relaxing and awakening all your senses: let the hot spring water caress your skin in outdoor private baths surrounded by nature; get pampered with ultimate spa treatments; enjoy exquisite dinners at the suffused lights of the Horin dining room… Beniya Mukayu can be the perfect setting for your tale of romance!
Japanese culture and hospitality are rooted in the beauty of the four seasons and the appreciation of their changing. Traditionally, Japanese have 24 very short seasons (24 sekki), some lasting only a few days. Empty your mind, tune in with nature, open your senses and your heart: in the little details you will appreciate the great, ephemeral spectacle that nature is performing around you.