Beniya Mukayu is a 16 room hot spring ryokan situated on the site of the former head temple within the Yakushiyama foothills. The family owned and operated ryokan has been designed solely for the rejuvenation and relaxation of guests. Designed by Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama the architecture is distinctly Japanese reimagined into a contemporary vision of Japanese essence and modern design elements in harmony with its natural surroundings. A proud member of Relais and Chateaux a stay at Mukayu is an opportunity to escape the daily routine and rejuvenate oneself in natural hot springs, personalized service and our award winning Entei spa with originally crafted Yakushiyama amenity line. Each room has its own private open-air hot spring bath (pure hot spring water) overlooking a natural Japanese garden. A true jewel of Japan blending traditional Japanese “Omotenashi” and contemporary design aesthetic, come discover the real Japan at Beniya Mukayu.