Japan in Chiang Mai: The cultural park Hinoki Land just brought kimonos, wooden castle and torii tunnel to Thailand

Now you can feel Japanese in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Hinoki Land: Slices of Japan in Thailand

Chiang Mai is full of traditional Northern Thai charms, but a little cultural variety goes a long way, right? The northern city has just taken the universal craze with all things Japanese to the next level. At the brand new cultural park Hinoki Land, you can strike a pose in kimono or yukata while wielding samurai sword against the backdrop of classic Japanese buildings and lush mountains.

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While Hinoki Land welcomes visitors of all ages, we highly recommend it to traveling families and couples. The park will sprinkle its vintage Japanese magic onto you and your loved ones. From the grand wooden castle and traditional tatami mats to Memoir of Geisha-esque red torii tunnel and Asakusa Sensoji Temple-inspired gigantic lantern, you can spend hours at Hinoki Land and snap loads of Insta-worthy photos.

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Another highlight is Hinoki Tower – where you can shop Japanese-inspired goodies like spa soap and cosy beddings. Most of the products are handmade by Chiang Mai locals, so your spending goes a long way.

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And when you need to refuel, Coffee by Hinoki serves up various delicious sweets.

Hinoki Land Guide

How much: Free entry for everyone until October 31, 2018! (After this, it’s US$7 for Adults and US$2 for kids. Kids under 120 cm can enter for free.)
Where: Si Dong Yen District, a couple of hours from Chiang Mai City by car (Map here)
When: 8am-5pm, daily

Other Fun Things to Do in Chiang Mai

For more unique travel ideas and photo ops in Chiang Mai, check out our private day tours with free hotel pickup:

Climb up and Cool down at the Sticky Waterfalls

Reach the Peak of Thailand at Doi Inthanon National Park

Take Care of Elephants at Ethical Elephant Sanctuary

Travel the Cities of Culture and Taste Authentic Northern Thai Food

And many more! (If you’re a foodie, these local meals at local homes will surely up your gram game.)