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28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8362, Japan
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Ryokan Matsumae
Ranked #1 of 29 Nara B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
70 helpful votes 70 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a lovely place to stay in Nara if you are looking for a more traditional Japanese-style ryokan. Don't expect all mod-cons but you will get a warm welcome in what is a small but comfortable inn. We were given the annexe room for three of us, effectively two rooms with lots of space and a toilet - it... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

An affordable way to get a glimpse of a traditional Japanese inn. Ran by its owner and her son. You can request a Japanese breakfast and/or dinner. You can also do some calligraphy. Highly recommended.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

As some have mentioned before, this ryokan is a little run down. And other ryokans I have stayed at elsewhere had better bathrooms (these were very small). The female owner is delightful. Her English isn't the best but she tries very hard to pass on information (weather forecasts and places to visit). It is located quite close to the deer... 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): $
Also Known As:
Ryokan Matsumae Hotel Nara

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