Beniya Mukayu

When traveling to Japan most people often visit the big urban areas such as Tokyo and Kyoto, but you haven’t really seen Japan if you haven’t gone to the country side. Over 80% of Japan consists of mountains and woods and the the beautiful 17 room Beniya Mukayu is located in the midst of them. The architect planned many of their spaces to include as much of the surrounding landscape as possible.

Photo by Mukayu

Photo by Jacada

The interior merges traditional and contemporary design beautifully. Each room comes with a beautiful balcony and it’s own personal out door hot spring bath.

Photos by Mukayu

Photos by Jacada

The cuisine is carefully crafted and the menu adjusted to use as much of the local, seasonal ingredients as possible. The food comes served in regional Kutani pottery or Yamanaka and Wajima lacquerware all hand crafted.

Photos by Jacada

Their identity was designed by my design hero Kenya Hara, famous for his designs on MUJI. His products can be found in the rooms, the shop and in the spa.

Photo by Mukayu

Photo by Mukayu

Find out more about the luxury inn on Beniya Mukayu’s official website.

Beniya Mukayu is located in Kaga Prefecture which is about an hour away from Kanazawa, an area known for it’s good Sushi during cold seasons, craftsmanship and the 21st century museum by Sanaa. Also about an hour away is the small village Shirakawa-go, a Unesco World Heritage.

21st Century Museum in Kagawa designed by star-architects SANAA.

Historical village Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage sight.