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Peter and Maria from London

Beniya Mukayu

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: This hot spring inn is located in one of Japan's most picturesque areas, within a short distance of tourist sites such as Hida-Takayama and Mount Hakusan.

History: Beniya Muyaku is located in the old temple town of Kaga, a popular tourist destination with many temples and hot springs.  

Service: The owners of this boutique ryokan provide warm, personalized service to each guest.

All the facilities of Beniya Mukayu center on promoting wellness, with hot springs, sauna, meditation spaces, yoga and communal hot springs. Other leisure facilities include an onsite boutique and library. Medicinal herbal treatments are provided in the spa.


Guided yoga sessions are provided every morning in the Horin indoor/outdoor space. Offering views of the surrounding greenery and sunset, it is the perfect retreat for quiet relaxation and meditation.

Hot spring baths

A selection of communal men's and women's indoor and outdoor springs are available. The springs are alkaline, helping alleviate ailments such as body pain and rheumatism and offer relaxing forest views.

Spa Entei Sejutsu-In

Medicinal herbal treatments are available in the spa using custom created herbal balls, lotions and scented oils to promote wellness and balance. Mud masks, reflexology, massage and full body treatments are also offered. The spa includes an indoor Zen garden called entei, featuring a circular pool with a never ending flow of spring water.


Mukayu's home brand spa and beauty products and a selection of locally made ceramics and artworks can be purchased in the onsite store.

Tea Ceremony Room

Every day guests can join a tea ceremony in the tea house in the woods, led by the owner of the ryokan. Matcha tea is served in a traditional Japanese ceremonial fashion.

The cuisine at Beniya Mukayu revolves around the seasons, with four different menus available according to the time of year. Focusing on simple, fresh local produce, guests can experience the best of Japan's gourmet fruit and vegetables and fresh seafood served to them in a highly stylized kaiseki manner. Western meals are also provided.


The entrance lobby doubles as a bar and cafe, where a great range of local teas, juices and Mukayu brand gourmet coffees are served. Plum liqueur, French wines, beer, ice cream and Japanese desserts are also available here.


Traditional kaiseki meals are served on delicate locally crafted ceramics, themed around the changing seasons. In winter, guests can expect hotpots and warm soups  in the warmer months, crab, oysters, light broths and raw vegetables are featured. Local sake and rice wine are also served. A light dinner and sushi dinner are available for those with dietary restrictions.



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