Find your 'richness in emptiness'

Beniya Mukayu

Beniya Mukayu is perched on Yakushiyama, a hill overlooking the town of Yamashiro Onsen. It has been a destination for those needing space for reflection and healing for more than a thousand years. "Mukayu" means "richness in emptiness." True to its name, the architecture, and minimalist interior design make you feel in harmony with nature, as every part of this boutique ryokan embodies its natural environment.

Cleanse your mind and body in the private outdoor hot springs or communal baths, Gensei and Usuko, which opened in November 2023. There are numerous activities to enjoy, such as indulging at the Spa Entei, spending time in the Forest Library or in Library Zero before being welcomed by the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Nakamichi, with a dedicated tea ceremony in the Main Library, or getting to know local artists and artisans through private unique experiences. A multi-course kaiseki dinner made with local, seasonal ingredients is served at sunset when the golden-hour hues stream through the forest’s leaves. You will leave Beniya Mukayu feeling cleansed, rejuvenated, and in harmony with nature.


55-1-3 Yamashiro-Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa

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