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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The nicest and most welcoming ryokan we did during our 2 weeks trip in Japan (back in 2014, took me a quite while to come back and rate it). Breakfast is amazing, rooms very pretty but mostly the host are perfect.

3Thank Nic014s
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is a fairly basic ryokan (inn) which our tour group was booked into. The traditional tatami room, with ensuite shower/toilet facilities, was small, bedding taking up most of the floor space. Having said that, the bedding was quite comfortable. The ryokan does not have a pool but has onsen on-site. In the large multi-purpose room we were treated to...

1Thank Brian C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Tatami type of stay , reasonable pricing with good host . Owner of this place is an artist and calligrapher. Meals can be pre-arranged , very convenient to restaurant and working distance to all the amenities. 2 nights stay in ryokan stay is a great experience for foreigners like us .

1Thank MerilynNg
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Ryokan Matsumae for one night. Our 8-tatami room was clean and equipped with its own sink and toilet. The staff members are very friendly and all speak good English. They stored our luggage for several hours before check-in, provided good directions and suggestions for restaurants, and were most helpful throughout our stay. We ordered an American breakfast...

1Thank Martha B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Visited Nara in October 2015 and found this Ryokan. Staff is very helpful, location is great, very quiet so you can have a great night sleep. They also do Kyōgen performance. There is a bit of smell in the rooms but this seems to be the tatami' smell In my view this place is highly recommended

1Thank Antonio_UK_12
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 24 October 2015

In the old Merchant Quarter of Nara it is in a good location. Rooms are good and we slept well on comfortable Futons. Very helpful Owner who speaks good English. Breakfast was very good, tasty and interesting even for our Japanese friends.

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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Matsuri with our two kids (9 and 11 years old) and we were enchanted by our stay. The owner Naomi was extremely helpful in helping us plan our two-day visit to Nara, including maps and itineraries. She even recommended restaurants to go with the kids. The Ryokan is very atmospheric and it has a lot of little...

Thank Ignacio T
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great Ryokan in Nara, very good traditional Japanese breakfast, and extremely nice owner, which spoke very well English! I highly recommend it to visit the beautiful Nara, to sleep in a traditional way and be walking distance from all temples in the city.

1Thank ValZacc
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The stay was nice and the location is very convenient. The food was special and delicious. The most specialty is the Koto performance and calligraphy workshop. There is also Kyōgen performance, but we couldn't make it, maybe next time!

Thank Jin J
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Room: The room was nice and our futons were comfortable. There was ample storage to put our belongings away, and a small floor table and chairs. We had a private toilet and a small wash basin which was great, but the toilet room had a bit of a strange smell. Not sure what it was, but everything was clean, if...

Thank OhThereSheGoes

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Our small Ryokan situated in Nara-machi area.This area which is World Heritage site is dotted with Historically significant temples and shrines.We take care to entertain in The Old Japanes Traditions. You will get taste of life Japanese styleRoom rate(including tax/not including meal)5,250~8,400yenBreakfast on request(Western 735yen or Japanese 840yen)Dinner on request;Reservation in advance(4200yen or 5250yen)Internet;100yen/h(if you have your laptop,gratis)Smoking room ,Library,Dining room,Common bath. ... more   less 

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Address: 28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara 630-8362, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $65 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Only three floors.... all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles JOECOOL10, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“- use ear plugs - you will get a better sleep, walls are thin; - check curfew hours in advance, and notify when you arrive - this is not some Hilton or Hyatt; - order Japanese meal - it will be much better than Western; - ask staff NICELY to help lift your suitcase to your room and back.”
 of 5 bubbles 785mia, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you didn't convenient with the public Onsen--go ahead to book a room with private bath !”
 of 5 bubbles TussnaiK, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LCplus, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The annexe room is larger and good for families.”
 of 5 bubbles 3nticknap, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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