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Our guests are invited to join the special tea ceremony in the small tea house located in our garden, performed by the tea master and the owner of Beniya Mukayu, Mr. Nakamichi. We believe it will be a very memorable and cultural experience for our guests. Our tea ceremony is a symbol of Japanese hospitality “Omotenashi”.
To discover Yamashiro Onsen, the Sacred land”
We offer the Yamashiro walking tour, which will take you to explore the history of the oldest hot spring in town. Our guest could also visit the Yakuoin Onsen Ji temple, Hattori Jinja shrine, and Kitaoji Rosanjin`s pottery artist house. This tour will help our guest to understand our inspiration of Yakushiyama (signature spa) concept.
Our Spa’s signature treatment is named “Yakushiyama Treatment”. “Yakushiyama” means “Mount of the healing Buddha”. The name is derived from the history of hundreds of years ago. They used to be a great Buddhist temple where Mukayu is located now. In those days, priests healed people using hot spring water and medicinal herbs.
Inspired by that long and rich history of healing hot springs, we conceived our unique Yakushiyama treatment, using hot spring water and various medicinal herbs and plants, as a tribute to those times.
Located in one of the most famous onsen city in the Kaga area and easily accessible by train from Kyoto and Tokyo, Beniya Mukayu is a zen haven encouraging holistic relaxation and discovery for inner peace and cultural awareness. Overlooking Yamashiro Onsen the town retells a story of cultural richness and craftsmanship in the setting of 1,300 years of healing from the abundant hot springs. In homage experience our unique tailored spa treatments.
Designed by world renowned architect, Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama and in collaboration with the graphic designer Kenya Hara, Beniya Mukayu represents richness in emptiness. Blending contemporary design and Japanese aesthetics ‘Mukayu’ meaning “non-existence” promotes a zen atmosphere uncluttered by the unnecessary, but filled with freedom. Spend time awakening the senses and releasing both body and mind.
“A time with nothing to do is in fact time filled with freedom”. Inspired by this zen philosophy spend special moments with your loved one unburdened from routine and in beautiful surrounds. Offering hot springs in all rooms and personalized service, create lasting memories to cherish forever whether simply relaxing in comfort or experiencing couples signature massages in our dedicated spa.
Blessed by natural hot springs and surrounding an authentic Japanese garden, nature is never far during a stay at Beniya Mukayu. Situated in the foothills of Yakushiyama “healing Buddha’s mountain” guests may admire nature with private excursions to a picturesque waterfall and hidden mountain village with a mountain master. Travel during summer and savor the lush and abundant greenery that carpets the mountainside.
Awaken the senses and restore your body’s natural balance with a complimentary daily morning yoga session on our terrace in the company of our owner Mrs Nakamichi. Purposeful movements guided to the natural elements of the surrounding Japanese garden rebalance the mind and body together providing enduring health benefits and happiness to our guests. The session focusses on breathing and meditation, stretching and general relaxation.
Facing into our private authentic Japanese moss garden, all our rooms feature their own outdoor hot spring bath encouraging relaxation, body and mind wellness and holistic healing benefits from the alkaline waters. Considered a natural equivalent to skincare lotions our own brand Yakushiyama skincare line allows our guests to relive this most memorable experience at home.