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35 Tsubaicho, Nara 630-8343, Nara Prefecture
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights and must say the thing that makes this ryokan better than any other is the lovely host that is Noriko. She is hospitable, charming and very welcoming into her home that she loves and has looked after for years. If you're looking for something modern and new, then this wouldn't be the place for... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We recovered from a negative first impression of this inn to enjoy our stay here and would recommend it to others. I wouldn't feel right giving this inn an excellent rating given that the condition of the place and the quality of the furnishings etc is not up to the standard one would expect of accommodation in this price range.... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

It is difficult to write this review because the owner is so lovely. The ryokan is a bit rundown and not worth $202/night. The location is great and the beds comfortable. At around $100/night it would be terrific

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our family of five stayed for two nights at Ryokan Tsubakiso. It was the highlight of our Japan trip. We arrived from east and west and were greeted by Noriko, who poured tea while we caught up as we relaxed on the tatami mats of the spacious family room. We occupied three rooms of this charming inn, two in the... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed for two nights and were impressed with the hospitality and spectacular Japanese breakfast. Noriko was so welcoming that we felt like we were staying at a relative's house. She even did all our laundry, which was a lot more than we thought we might get. Yukata kimonos were available for all of us, including our 9 year old.... More 

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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place honestly has a bit further from the center of action than I’d anticipated, and a bit more resource-intensive than I had hoped for a ryokan, but if you’re willing to just take that in stride and jump in with two feet, it’s a fantastic experience. I don’t think we could have asked for a more authentic, enjoyable ryokan... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went to Nara, travelling alone, for a few days and hadn't booked in advance. As luck would have it, Ryókan Tsubakiso was available and I couldn't have been happier. Noriko was super hospitable and the accommodation was great for the price. I highly recommend it!

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Tokyo, Japan
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at this Ryokan for two nights, and we felt like we were visiting an old friend at her house. Both the owner and her assistant made us feel very welcome. We were given tea upon arrival, shown our room and all the amenities, and told we were invited to breakfast the next morning (which we didn't have to... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I recently spent five nights at this ryokan. It is a family run accommodation, conveniently located and at walking distance from Nara's main attractions. The JR station is less than 10min away. The room I was in was simple but clean, the bathroom a full-plastic cabin. Breakfast was not included but I can really recommend it. Go for the Japanese... More 

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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My husband, 6 month old baby and I stayed at Tsubakiso for 11 nights in November 2013. We enjoyed our stay very much as we were made to feel so welcome by the owner who went above and beyond to look after us and our baby. It is a small B&B style ryokan, so if you are after the anonymity... More 

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