Beniya Mukayu

55-1-3 Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga, Japan
Yamashiro onsen
17 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It’s natural enough to think of traditional culture and modern design as being polar opposites, but in places like Italy or Japan, where the past seems always to be present, the story is a bit more complicated. Beniya Mukayu, an hour’s drive from the city of Kanazawa, is a case in point. Here, visual style notwithstanding, the experience is exactly what you’d expect from a good ryokan, while the clean lines and simple materials of modernist architecture, as well as some thoughtful, contemporary site-specific artworks, seem more like a natural evolution of traditional Japanese design than any kind of break with the past.

That classic experience means a serene immersion in a tranquil natural setting, along with a more literal immersion in the onsen baths — there’s a private outdoor hot spring bath attached to every room — as well as a lavish multi-course kaiseki dinner. This place is tranquil to an almost comical degree; a library features volumes cataloging the property’s varieties of vegetation and mosses. There’s no reason why a bit of modernist furniture should take anything away from the mood — and if Western architects are still using Zen metaphors to explain the appeal of minimalist interior design, Beniya Mukayu is proof that the two traditions are even closer than we think.

Please note: Children under the age of 7 cannot be accommodated.

How to get there:
From Komatsu Airport (KMQ), the trip to Beniya Mukaya takes about 30 minutes by road. The hotel offers airport transfers to and from Komatsu Airport as well as a complimentary shuttle service to and from Kagaonsen train station.

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Beniya Mukayu
55-1-3 Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga, Japan
Yamashiro onsen

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Yoga
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Garden
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking

Need to Know

  • Children under the age of 7 cannot be accommodated.
  • The Japanese Premier Tatami Garden View Room, Wakamurasaki Suite, Zen Style Executive Suite, Zen Style Junior Suite and Byakuroku Suite can accommodate a 3rd and 4th guest at an additional cost.
  • Beniya Mukayu will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday, June 28th to Monday, July 27th 2023.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife