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Ryokan Matsumae

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 29 July 2013

An excellent place to enjoy your trip to Nara. Near the temples and touristic sites. The lady running the place is very nice and helpfull. Share bathrooms. You can also do Japanese activities like writing in their family room. Try the Japanese breakfast once. Highly recommended. Reservations by email.

1Thank Jihan C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This Ryokan is very well located in the centre of Nara. You can walk there from Nara JR station. The bedroom was traditional with tatamis on the floor... We slept very well in it. The toilet / sink area was clean. There is a japanese common shower/bath area for ladies and for men. Very clean as well. The only complain...

1Thank Cecile083
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Conveniently located in the middle of Naramachi, the old part of Nara, Ryokan Matsumae is a great place to stay. We stayed there with our three children in one big room on the second floor. The room was spacious with a small toilet and bathroom; we used the public bath down stairs which was very clean. One night we ate...

3Thank Annette S
hong kong
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I had a fantastic one night stay in this beautiful, comfortable Ryokan thanks to the kind, attentive service from Naokisan and Naomisan. They speak perfect English and were very helpful in telling me where to go, how and even helped me plan my route to Koyasan better than my original directions. As for the ryokan itself, it is an easy...

3Thank sunnyallovertheworld
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2013

From the moment my husband and I arrived we loved this ryokan. Naomi and her staff were so welcoming and helpful. The room was very comfortable and clean with tastefull traditional Japanese decor. The doonas were a dream. The style suited us very well with private toilet and basin and a common bath which we really enjoy. The Japanese breakfast...

2Thank LongIslandBeachbums
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2013

A friend and I stayed at the ryokan Matsumae last november. We were excited because we read good reviews about it, and it was going to be different from all our other nights in hostels. First of all it was really hard to find the place. Once we finally got there, we had to wait 20 minutes in the lobby...

2Thank Kelvia
Hiroshima, Japan
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is the best low-cost ryokan that I have stayed in in years of traveling in Japan. The people are very friendly and helpful--they even did my laundry for me when I asked about using the washing machine. Spotlessly clean and warm (in winter when I was there). My six mat room was very comfortable and tastefully furnished, and had...

2Thank Peter H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Everything you want and need here, SUCH a good experience!! Beautiful hostel, great location - close to everything!, friendly and helpful staff who speak English and make you feel so welcome, traditional rooms and tatami mats, comfortable (enough) futons, free wifi, AMAZING breakfast...yum!!! Very clean and beautiful. Try the okonomiyaki place at the end of the street.

2Thank ForeverTravelingGirl
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Beautiful traditional Japanese hotel. The staff speaks great English and they clearly value their guests. They want to take pictures of you before you leave and they display their gifts from pasts guests all over the lobby. They accept credit card. Wifi is available in the lobby only. Onsen is small but there's few guests so there aren't usually other...

1Thank Chris W
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Stayed in Nara for the night. Three hotel was a bit hard to find at first. We arrived by kinestue rail way from Osaka using the icoca card. Very useful card. I recommend to get one. Naomi the host lady was very helpful and we opted for the Japanese room and breakfast... the experience was very unique. All of their...

1Thank Rachshyang

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Only three floors.... all are good.”
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.”
785mia, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you didn't convenient with the public Onsen--go ahead to book a room with private bath !”
TussnaiK, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet.”
LCplus, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The annexe room is larger and good for families.”
3nticknap, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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