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  |   28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8362, Japan
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Ryokan Matsumae
Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of four (9 & 7 year olds) from New Zealand. Ryokan Matsumae was a great experience with us all sleeping in the same room on very comfy mattresses upon tatami mats. We had a toilet but no shower. The communal shower in the morning was easy and stress free as was the relaxing japanese bath in... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naomi was super-helpful and friendly, and even gave our daughter a calligraphy lesson! Tasty breakfast, nice hot baths, great location.We had a room facing the street, but it's very lightly travelled so still quiet.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to stay the night in Nara, this ryokan has one of the best locations in town. You can easily walk anywhere. The prices are slightly high, even without the optional breakfast/dinner. To be honest, we weren't super impressed until we met the owner. She was honestly one of the nicest people we met during our trip. Her... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a nice, reasonably priced ryokan in a perfect location. It is run by a wonderfully gracious owner who speaks English and offers a caligraphy course for guests who are interested. The rooms are clean and modest with private toilets, some with showers. The food is also excellent.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First of all, the owner is very commited to her guests! She was there when we arrived and excused herself for not being able to say goodbye when we left. Somehow she managed te be back in time to say goodbye! Japanes breakfast and ambiance are great.

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Comboyne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed for two nights here on our 35 day Japanese holiday and were not disappointed.Accommodation was clean and modest, food was excellent and the owner was very helpful and as others have said, so elegant. Great eating nearby and very central to all of the sights of beautiful Nara.

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Lausanne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great place to experience traditional Ryokan and traditional japanese breakfast. The owner is very nice and can recommand you great place for dinner where you can try very good sake. Good location close to the park where are located most of the temples.

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Pender Island, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
41 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at this traditional Japanese ryokan for two nights while seeing the sights of Nara. It is well located and within easy walking distance of all major sites in the city. The accommodation was modest and clean. Our room for three included a sink and toilet. We utilized the small women's and men's public bath for every day washing... More

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Oslo, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

You get a nice sized room here and everything is clean and velcoming. The woman that runs the place is like the archetype of japanese gentleness, elegance and smiles. Matsumae is placed in the perfect distance to all the temples.

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Canberra
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A nice little place that is good value for money. A Sweet owner who is very helpful The rooms are more basic than other ryokans we stayed at (no shower in the rooms, only a basic toilet, no wifi in the individual rooms) but overall it is a good place to stay The public bath is small but hot and... More

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Address: 28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8362, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Ryokan Matsumae Hotel Nara

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