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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A more modern building yet maintains the old charm of classic ryokans. Nice sized rooms, delicious Japanese breakfast, attentive but reserved service, and amazing public baths, one outdoor with a view of the pagoda and mountains, and a large indoor one with a small waterfall looking out to a garden with Buddha.

Thank Jeff B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The location is excellent (15min slow walk to the train station, and on the steps of the park). The rooms are comfortable, the facilities very well maintained. The private bath (3000Yen+tax) offers a nice view of the pagoda (nice if you book evening time and see it illuminated).

Thank ClementPierart
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

It was an interesting experience to stay in a ryokan, we really enjoyed. Good sides of the hotel: - Location. It was very close to the deer park and in a quite and wonderful area. - Staff: Not all of them could speak english well but they were always willing to help. Especially there was a lady in the reception... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Like another reviewer mentioned, it is better than average yet does not deserve Very good, so I'll go 3 stars here. This typical Japanese hotel is well located, but old and not convenient, with steps everywhere. Room was cramped with the bed on a podium, bathroom typically self contained Japanese bathroom. The overall feeling is of a old hotel. Slippers... More 

Thank Frog_Singap
Los Angeles, California
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83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Really not impressed the service was not as good as Matsui Bekkan in Kyoto. Food was the same and room was smaller and not as clean. You can see many stains on the carpet. Location wasn't bad but there really isn't much to Nara except for Todaiji and Nara park. Again how many stars to give depends on how much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great experience here! The staff were lovely, the breakfast was very varied and service was great. The outdoor baths were a lovely experience (especially if you go around dinner time as they are empty and you can enjoy to yourself). The outdoor baths overlook a nice pagoda and it is a very relaxing experience. They also had indoor baths. The... More 

Thank Nihal F
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Stayed at the ryokan for 2 nights with another couple in the Japanese Style room. Location: Superb, 10minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara, 2minutes walk from Nara Visitor Center (which I highly recommend). 3minutes walk to Nara Park. 4minutes walk to Kohfukuji Temple. Food: I dont have a basis for comparison as this was the only Japanese styled breakfast and Kaiseiki... More 

Thank Yongyi
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

It's located near Nara park where you can see many shrines. I walked from the Nara station and it took around 20 mins. The service staff is really nice and kind. The food is delicious. You can try traditional Japanese food. Plus, they have an outside bathroom from which you can see the Gozyuno-tou. The bath is not that big... More 

Thank Miki T
Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a quiet hotel. The staff was very friendly. Our room was very clean and spacious. The food was AMAZING! We enjoyed the stay very much. This hotel is only 10 mins walk from the train station and a few mins walk from Nara Park. The hot bath experience was good but can be improved. We paid extra to... More 

Thank moumou199
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a really lovely Ryokan. As westerners, we appreciated the experience of staying in a traditional Japanese hotel. The service was very good without being overbearing, and you can book a private onsen for those who do not feel comfortable sharing a communal onsen. It’s very spacious, so was a very nice welcome from being poked up in a... More 

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Additional Information about Asukasou

Address: 1113-3 Takabatakecho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $153 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Asukasou 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“ask for a room without permanent blinds in the window (which is possible to see outside)”
 of 5 bubbles Banu_ozcelik, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Visit the outdoor bath at night for a view of the lit-up pagoda. Different experience totally!”
 of 5 bubbles Yongyi, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The onsen is on the 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles andrewm368, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
“The rooms facing the pagoda are probably the best.”
 of 5 bubbles D_PN, 11 Jun 2013 | Read review
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