Japanese ryokan in Bangkok
When you think of Japanese ryokans, you will most likely imagine a traditional inn sitting in the middle of a peaceful natural setting – sometimes with a hot spring nearby in the rural areas of Japan.
But right here in the heart of Bangkok, Mayu BKK Hotel can offer you an authentic Japanese ryokan experience amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, with special features such as private onsens as well as a zen garden.
More Japan-themed places in Thailand:
Mayu Bangkok Hotel
Mayu Bangkok Hotel is a hidden hotel built in the style of a Japanese traditional inn, conveniently sitting somewhere between Phrom Phong and Thonglor.
Image credit: BKKMENU
Once you enter the premises, you will feel like you’re walking in Japan itself, with a Japanese yard to welcome you to the other areas of the hotel, including a tea room and a swimming pool surrounded by trees and earthy textures like wooden sliding doors and a mini wooden bridge.
The garden’s “tsukubai”, which is a Japanese stone water basin.
Image credit: Megamaxx Journey
Mayu has a total of 12 rooms that are made with materials sent over from Japan: like tatami flooring and futon beds. There are several room types to choose from – twin and triple rooms to family and honeymoon suites – with current price rates at ฿3,600 to ฿7,200 per night.
Image credit: BKKMENU
Each room comes with a small zen garden as well as a private onsen tub in some. For rooms with tubs, the promotion prices are currently at ฿3,300 to ฿5,200 per night, which only goes on until the end of this April.
The wooden tub is also a nice touch for the gram.
Image credit: @kantjsmith
You can also watch Netflix on TV in the rooms at Mayu while relaxing in a yukata bathrobe provided for free – a courtesy of the hotel.
Spend extra ฿490 for a traditional Japanese breakfast set
Image credit: ถนัดชิม
If you’re hungry for something heavy, tasty ramen shops like Ramen Wakyu, Tenri Stamina Ramen, Menya Yamato, and Shugetsu Ramen are also within walking distance to the hotel.
Image credit: Kiji.life
For those who stay in rooms without private onsen tubs, you can visit Kashikiri Soda Onsen And Spa – just a couple of steps away – for a relaxing Japanese style hot bath.
Getaway experience in BKK
Japanese ryokan experience is one of the things you need to include in your bucket list, and luckily we can have one right here in Bangkok.
If you’re one of those who got their plans for Songkran cancelled due to Covid, Mayu might be the perfect alternative for a cozy getaway experience.
More places to visit:
- Cinema cafe in MBK
- “Green Bridge” walkway in BKK gets a revamp
- Kanna cafe in Nakhon Pathom has water buffaloes
- Bubble in the Forest cafe is a mini Maldives
Cover images adapted from: Megamaxx Journey