Beniya Mukayu


Perched on a hill overlooking Yamashiro Onsen town, Ishikawa Prefecture, Beniya Mukayu offers a perfect blend of friendly, attentive service and serene tranquility in harmony with nature.

Mukayu means "richness in emptiness": through the architecture and minimal interior design, the ryokan makes the most of its natural blessings and brings the natural world and indoor spaces together.

Kaga region has been a destination for seekers of inner peace and physical healing for over 1,300 years. A famous Zen Buddhist temple once thrived where Beniya Mukayu now stands. The ryokan takes as its inspiration the clean, spare lines of Zen to encourage peace and serenity in harmony with nature. Surely there is no more perfect place to watch the march of the seasons than from the warm comfort of the private open-air hot spring baths available in each room.
In addition, the signature Yakushiyama (Healing Buddha Mountain) treatments of the Spa Entei and the Yakushiyama amenities represent a homage to the local history, making guests feel cleansed and rejuvenated.

Scrumptious dinners and breakfasts are served in the Horin restaurant, a dining hall overlooking the natural garden. The “Rin” in the word “Horin” means “together”: it is a place for people to come together and sense new things.

A wide range of tailor-made, unique experiences is available to guests staying for two nights or more to complement the ryokan stay.

Beniya Mukayu is a family business: the owners and staff members welcome guests like family. Founded in 1928, Mukayu is now run by the third generation of the Nakamichi family under the friendly, watchful eye of the okami, or proprietress, Mrs. Sachiko Nakamichi.

The guests' happiness and comfort are paramount. As Mrs. Sachiko Nakamichi says, "We want our guests to feel like this is their besso or traditional private villa. Here at Beniya Mukayu, guests can find their “richness in emptiness.”