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Beniya Mukayu

Yamashiro Onsen, Japan

Beniya Mukayu is located just 15 minutes from the local town but feels as if you are in the heart of the countryside. With beautiful paired back design, a light and airy feel complete with stunning spa this is truly a retreat for body and soul.

At a Glance

  • Stunning design using an incredible array of natural materials and textures

  • Fantastic spa with specially formulated treatments to indulge body and mind

  • Mouth watering cuisine and stunning service

  • Expansive guest rooms with private terraces and open air baths

  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor public bath

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Insider's View

There is yoga available every morning for 45 minutes which is wonderful. In the warmer months it is performed on the terrace surrounded by the garden. Really do make the effort to go - it is an amazing experience.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Beniya Mukayu or take a look at our itineraries to Kanazawa and the Kiso Valley


Situated just outside Yamashiro a small spa town known for its onsens and healing waters lies the beautiful Beniya Mukayu. Situated around a beautiful wild garden each of the 17 rooms have lovely peaceful views, of the garden and town of Yamashiro in the distance. The design of the property uses a unique blend of natural materials to give a stunning blend of textures and warm tones. The paired back design adds to the sense of relaxation with the uncluttered spaces providing an oasis of calm.

Each of the 17 rooms are based on the traditional Ryokan style of rooms with tatami and equipped with private terraces and enormous open air baths in which to relax. There is also the choice of western rooms that provide a fantastic mix of traditional Japanese design with the benefit of a separate bedrooms with western style beds. The suites provide even more space with large living rooms and spacious terraces on which to relax and enjoy the surrounding views.

There is one main dining room at Beniya Mukayu providing mouth watering traditional Japanese cuisine with Kaiseki dinner and Japanese or western breakfast which all looks as incredible as it tastes, with the importance of presentation playing a large role in the menu. It is not only your palate that is pampered here as the spa is fantastic and offers a number of unique treatments which have been developed especially for the Ryokan and complemented by the luxurious bath products available in each room.

Alongside the spa there are two public onsens for men and women with indoor and outdoor baths, a fully stocked library and tea house in the garden for private tea ceremonies.


Each of the 17 rooms is modelled with beautiful clean lines and a paired back design using natural materials with a variety of textures to give a warm feel. The Japanese Premier rooms offer views over the garden and have a traditional layout with tatami mats, a beautiful terrace and private open air bath. Some of the rooms even come complete with hammocks. The Western Premier Rooms provide a similar layout but with beds off the floor on platforms and the Suites provide even more room with large living room and expansive terrace overlooking the gardens and town beyond.


Dining at Beniya Mukayu is as much as art form as it is delicious with Kaiseki dinners served in the main dining room, which feels halfway between a yoga studio and ancient temple with beautiful dark woods and simple beams running throughout the room. The Kaiseki dinner consists of nine courses which are all perfectly crafted to show off Kaga cuisine and the local seasonal produce at its best.

To further the indulgence there is a fantastic spa which offers treatments focussed on improving body and mind with products created by the owners in conjunction with a bio chemist. Every morning there is also complimentary yoga and there are two public baths to enjoy.


Yamashiro is renowned for its onsens with minerals in the water famed for its health benefits and these can be enjoyed from the comfort of Beniya Mukayu. Alongside this, yoga classes can be taken every morning and there is a tea house in the garden so that a traditional tea ceremony can be experienced.

Further afield there are plenty of cultural sites to explore in Kanazawa which is an hour away by car with attractions such as the Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle Park and Higashi Chaya District to name a few.

Location & Directions

Yamashiro Onsen, Japan

Beniya Mukayu is located just outside Yamashiro in the Ishikawa perfecture in west Japan. Surrounded by a beautiful wild garden, Beniya Mukayu provides a stunning retreat with easy access to a wonderful array of cultural sites.

When to go

Yamashiro is characterized by a very seasonal climate with high precipitation. The climate here in winter is much cooler than it is in Tokyo. The best time to visit Yamashiro is from April to June and September to November.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Beniya Mukayu or take a look at our itineraries to Kanazawa and the Kiso Valley

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