First meal, ramen and gyoza at  一風堂 金沢香林坊店 Ippudo  (it's their 30th anniversary this year!)

First meal, ramen and gyoza at 一風堂 金沢香林坊店 Ippudo (it's their 30th anniversary this year!)

 Landed at Komatsu Airport and drove into the city of Kanazawa

Landed at Komatsu Airport and drove into the city of Kanazawa

 One of the best dessert shops  つぼみ  with a serene garden and pond in the back

One of the best dessert shops つぼみ with a serene garden and pond in the back

 Pas de Calais  Top  and  Pants ,  Isabel Marant Shoes , Céline Bag, Saint Laurent Bag and Hat,  Cutler and Gross Sunglasses ,  Mirlo Jewelry

Pas de Calais Top and PantsIsabel Marant Shoes, Céline Bag, Saint Laurent Bag and Hat, Cutler and Gross SunglassesMirlo Jewelry

 Higashi Chaya District, ancient samurai and geisha neighborhood filled with teahouses

Higashi Chaya District, ancient samurai and geisha neighborhood filled with teahouses

  金澤烏鶏庵 東山店  for gold topped soft serve, very fitting for 金沢 "Kanazawa", which means "marsh of gold"

金澤烏鶏庵 東山店 for gold topped soft serve, very fitting for 金沢 "Kanazawa", which means "marsh of gold"

 Dinner at  Beniya Mukayu  in my parents-in-law's suite room for my father-in-law's 70th birthday celebration

Dinner at Beniya Mukayu in my parents-in-law's suite room for my father-in-law's 70th birthday celebration

 Morning dip in our private open-air onsen (hot spring bath)

Morning dip in our private open-air onsen (hot spring bath)

 Japanese style breakfast in the Dining Room

Japanese style breakfast in the Dining Room

 Hotel ground where lies the Eiraku-An Tea Ceremony Room

Hotel ground where lies the Eiraku-An Tea Ceremony Room

 Lunch at  嗜季 Shiki

Lunch at 嗜季 Shiki

 This presentation! Traditional kaiseki dinner using Autumn ingredients

This presentation! Traditional kaiseki dinner using Autumn ingredients

 Kenya Hara’s mesmorizing water drop art installation Ho-Sun

Kenya Hara’s mesmorizing water drop art installation Ho-Sun

 Outdoor terrace and entrance to our room and a few others in this wing

Outdoor terrace and entrance to our room and a few others in this wing

 Bento boxes to bring with us for our morning flight back to Seoul

Bento boxes to bring with us for our morning flight back to Seoul

 Thanks for the beautiful memories Kanazawa

Thanks for the beautiful memories Kanazawa

Designed by Kenya Hara and belonging to the exclusive collection of Relais & Châteaux‎ hotels and restaurants, Beniya Mukayu must be one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever spent time in. In keeping with its motto, "Open air, open space," the amount of balance in its aesthetics and the serenity in the experience is like none other. We spent a weekend here, as well as exploring the small city of Kanazawa in celebration of my father-in-law's 70th birthday celebration. For anyone who appreciates design and beauty in the smallest details, I think it would make for the perfect honeymoon or even a solo getaway trip – I recommend this city and experience wholeheartedly.

Photos by Hoon Kim and I

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