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Ryokan Matsumae

28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara 630-8362, Nara Prefecture
Ryokan Matsumae
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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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Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I found Matsumae ryokan quite nice for the price. If you are in Nara for business or traveling alone and not looking forward to get luxurious experience for a fraction of usual price, this is the right place. If you seeing the beauty in old simple things, I recommend this place. Breakfast on the ground floor in a room facing... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

To be perfectly honest, we booked this place because all the other, more expensive ryokan in Nara were full, and it's fair to say I had my doubts about this one. The website doesn't inspire confidence, and all the photos I saw didn't make it look very good. Luckily, it's much nicer in real life! Not far from the Nara... More 

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Sam Phran, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is located not far from tourist attractions. The female officer was so glad to explain about the area of Nara and interesting places, of course in English. The room was awesome, especially Japanese stuff and style. However, I had to take a bath with others in big bath room with small hot pool. I requested breakfast from them and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night only. The ryokan is in walking distance from JR train station and near to the attractions. The room is in Japanese style, including yukata and tatami. And we like the Japanese set breakfast so much, we ask for 1 meatless (not strict vegetarian) and 1 non-vegetarian. It taste so nice and in good value.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I just stayed one night here but I think the location is excellent - just an easy walk to Nara Park which is a must to all who visit Nara. The accommodation is basic and clean, good enough for us who stayed for one night and spent most of the time enjoying Nara. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This ryokan was fairly basic but extremely affordable and in an excellent location. My room was the smallest of any place I stayed in Japan but was also the cheapest at 54K yen. The staff was very friendly and spoke enough English to assist me in my sight seeing adventures. I would certainly recommend this ryokan for a one to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One overnight in Nara can't be perfect without staying here. Since Nara is a city of Buddhism, the atmosphere of the Ryokan made me feel quite and serene. This Ryokan locates at the world heritage area-Naramachi. It is accessible by walking to the Nara Park, old town and the world heritage Gangogi Temple. The tiny shops around are lovely and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great experience in Matsumae ryokan during our travelling in Japan. Naomi the owner and her staff were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed staying in such a traditional place and definitely I would recommend it.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What stands out about this hotel was the politeness and welcoming attitude of the hotel owner/manager. She really made our stay in Nara great, both with her hospitality and her knowledge of the town and activities. She also allowed us to park our vehicle at the property for free, which we had failed to reserve in advance. This saved us... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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