Red pine, cherry and maple trees stand tall in the wild garden of Beniya Mukayu, which is tucked away on a hillside, outside the small spa town of Yamashiro. Allow the time to unfurl in any way you please; enjoy your private onsen or ancient healing treatments in Spa Entei, spend time in the forest garden, libraries and contemplating the artworks. You can also embark upon on a guided hike with a mountain master, participate in a traditional tea ceremony performed by the ryokan owner or sample traditional crafts like kamisuki paper making and Kutani porcelain painting.
The ryokan itself is part of a collaborative design project between world renowned architect Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama and graphic designer Kenya Hara, and minimalist interiors embrace the concept of ‘richness in emptiness’. East-meets-West Zen Style Executive suites blend a tatami mat living area and indoor bamboo verandah with a bedroom featuring two queen beds, walk-in closets and open-air hot spring baths.
Kaiseki dinners champion seasonal ingredients from the Kaga region and Noto peninsula, with each course presented on local Kutani porcelain or Wajima lacquerware: hot pot with clams is a highlight in spring while autumn's menu might typically include soup made using seven kinds of rare, regional mushrooms, and the winter menu showcases snow crab, a local delicacy.
Couples and romantics
Lovers of nature and tranquillity
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL
Stroll through the ryokan’s forest garden, enjoying the shade of the fragrant pine trees and feeling the spring of moss underfoot
Experience traditional Yakushiyama healing at Spa Entei, incorporating hot spring waters and medicinal herbs
Try your hand at Urushi lacquer painting, bamboo whittling or kamisuki paper making
Soak tired limbs in your private onsen
Dine in style with the ryokan’s beautifully orchestrated multi-course kaiseki dinner
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Visit Kutani porcelain workshops and learn more about this intricate craft
Join a mountain master on a trek to Mount Ozuchi
Take a day trip to Kanazawa to explore its geisha and samurai districts and Kenrokuen Garden, one of the most beautifully landscaped gardens in Japan
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