Yamashiro Hotspring and Yakushiyama
— Healing Buddha’s Mountain
The Yamashiro hot spring has been nurtured in a close relationship with “Hakusan (White Mountain),” a sacred mountain in the area. In the Heian period (about 1,000 years ago), the Hakusan Five Temples were completed, which came to play central roles in people’s beliefs in Hakusan. The Five Temples were placed at equal distances, and beyond them, people would admire Gozengamine, the highest peak of Hakusan. Yakuoin Onsenji, the principal one among the Five Temples, used to have several hundred branch temples. It is historically known that the area around Yakuoin Onsenji used to be called “Yakushiyama (Healing Buddha’s Mountain)” for its high spirituality, which was a place for training and learning for Buddhist monks, and at the same time, a place for healing, where the monks cured people by providing hot spring baths and preparing medicinal herbs.Beniya Mukayu is a hot-spring hotel quietly standing on a hill of this sacred Yakushiyama, on the site where the main hall of Yakuoin Onsenji was once located. At our “Entei” spa, we provide Yakushiyama treatments, which are premium mental and physical health care services using hot spring water and medicinal herbs, inheriting the spirit of traditional Yakushiyama hot spring and herbal remedies provided by local monks. Furthermore, we wanted to commit to developing Mukayu’s original amenity items that reflect the spirit of Yakushiyama, and in collaboration with Dr. Yoon Soung Choi, a prominent bio-chemist with great skill, we have accomplished the Yakushiyama amenity line. It contains minerals of the Yamashiro hot spring and various kinds of carefully selected natural ingredients. This is the amenity line of best quality we present with our whole heart.
Philosophy of Yakushiyama Amenities
For keeping healthy and beautiful conditions of hair, scalp and skin, it is vital to enhance the power of skin itself by activating its nearly one trillion indigenous bacteria (beneficial bacteria) and cells. For this purpose, Yakushiyama avoided any synthesized ingredients that may reduce skin’s power and cause negative effects on it, and at the same time, generously and lavishly added, to the utmost, natural ingredients that give positive effects on cells. Natural ingredients hold marvelous power, and good combinations of two or more ingredients can multiply their effects. For analyzing such natural mechanisms from a complex point of view and raising the power of integration, leading-edge biotechnology is fully utilized so that the maximum effects shall be induced. The Yakushiyama Amenity is a skin-care line, in which, natural ingredients and cutting-edge technology are amalgamated.Ph.D.Yoon Soung Choi |
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
List of Yakushiyama Amenities
Yakushiyama Shampoo—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Shampoo
50ml: ¥1,000 +tax
400ml: ¥5,000 +tax
Mellow and fine bubbles wash off the excessive sebum while gently caring for the scalp. This shampoo has resolved the problems of squeaky feeling and poor foaming ability typically seen in other additive-free products. As many as 30 kinds of beauty elements give moisture and suppleness to your hair, and further realize healthy and voluminous hair with firmness and elasticity. The essential oil, “Refresh Blend,” refreshes your mind and body with its fresh and exhilarating aroma.
Yakushiyama Conditioner—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Conditioner
50ml: ¥1,100 +tax
400ml: ¥5,550 +tax
This conditioner, which is rather like a natural beauty essence, also works as a hair treatment containing 27 different kinds of plant- and marine-derived beauty elements that give luster and moisture to your hair. A special amino acid quickly repairs damage from the core of your hair and lead to silky and supple beautiful hair. Because only naturally occurring ingredients are used, it is not necessary to wash it off completely. The essential oil, “Relax blend,” produces a gentle aroma that relaxes your mind.
Yakushiyama Body wash—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Body wash
50ml: ¥1,000 +tax
400ml: ¥5,000 +tax
Mild and fine bubbles gently wrap around your skin. Its special amino acid quickly improves the texture of skin surface where damage has been caused by dryness, ultraviolet rays and other factors. 17 kinds of naturally occurring beauty elements, including nano-sized marine collagen, lead to moisturized and fresh skin. The essential oil, “Irreplaceable blend,” produces an aroma that deeply acts on the core of your body.
Yakushiyama Body lotion—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Body lotion
50ml: ¥1,800 +tax
250ml: ¥5,450 +tax
With lavishly dispensed 20 different kinds of naturally-occuring moisture retention beauty elements, such as squalane (deep ocean shark liver oil), nano-sized marine collagen, vitamin A, Raffinose (natural oligosaccharide), hyaluronic acid, etc., this product give moisture and suppleness to skin while securely keeping skin’s moisture level. The essential oil, “Irreplaceable blend,” produces an aroma that deeply acts on the core of your body.
Yakushiyama Cleansing gel —Healing Buddha’s Mountain Cleansing gel
50ml: ¥2,000 +tax
250ml: ¥6,000 +tax
This is an innovative gel-type cleansing product that removes makeup and excessive sebum, and at the same time, delivers nano-sized marine collagen deeply into the horny cell layer. All of its cleansing ingredients are mild enough even for vulnerable parts of skin. You can feel your skin fully moisturized after using it. The essential oil, “Relax blend,” produces a gentle aroma that relaxes your mind.
Yakushiyama Facial wash—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Facial wash
50ml: ¥2,450 +tax
250ml: ¥7,400 +tax
This is a foam-type face wash product that gives moisture to skin. All of its cleansing ingredients are amino-acid types that are mild to skin. Its special amino acid improves skin texture, while 22 kinds of naturally occurring beauty elements are lavishly dispensed just as in a beauty essence, thereby realizing soft and dewy skin. The essential oil, “Relax blend,” produces a gentle aroma that relaxes your mind.
Yakushiyama Lotion—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Lotion
50ml: ¥3,150 +tax
250ml: ¥9,500 +tax
This is a special care essence lotion, which is a mixture of beauty essence and lotion. The most important role of a lotion is to protect skin from dryness by sufficiently supplying moisture and retaining it. By lavishly dispensing 16 kinds of naturally occurring beauty elements with high moisture-retaining abilities, including double collagen, a path from skin surface to the deep part of cell layer is secured so that moisture can fully penetrate and realize dewy and soft skin. The essential oil, “Relax blend,” produces a gentle aroma that relaxes your mind.
Yakushiyama Emulsion—Healing Buddha’s Mountain Emulsion
50ml: ¥3,600 +tax
250ml: ¥10,950 +tax
This is a special care essence emulsion, which is a mixture of beauty essence and emulsion. Please enjoy the luxurious finish after using this product, in which 11 kinds of naturally occurring beauty elements, including squalane (deep ocean shark’s liver oil) as a base, nano-sized marine collagen, a highly-noted multifunctional amino acid that improves skin texture, are lavishly dispensed. The essential oil, “Relax blend,” produces a gentle aroma that relaxes your mind.