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Tsubakiso

35 Tsubaicho, Nara 630-8343, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #19 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
mkevorkian Austin, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore
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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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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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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 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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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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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I have stayed here twice now, once by myself and once with my wife and young son. The Okami who runs the place is warm and welcoming with comparatively good English which makes the stay that much more relaxing. We had amazing food for dinner and breakfast, it is like food-art in presentation and great flavours. The location is convenient... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

I stayed in this ryokan with my parents in July 2010. I wanted something very special and for them so thats why I booked here, although it was very expensive (150 € per person per night). I was very dissapointed when we arrived. The house is a real japanese house, but it is old and shabby and not very profesionally... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

This is a nice ryokan, a little worn but still very romantic. The owner is so incredibly friendly (but not at all pushy) it is a little embarrassing (like you just dont deserve to be treated so nicely). Excellent location, short walk from the JR station, near the covered shopping streets and easy walk to the important temples, deer park,... More 

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Cheshire United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

This ryokan is family run and they are very welcoming and friendly. It only has three or four rooms and they are typical Ryokan style. Ours had a lovely view over the garden. Breakfast was either japanese or western and there was lots to eat. It is a little dated but this adds to the charm and the owner is... More 

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