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10 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Located on the edge of Nara park, Kankaso epitomizes the "Japanese experience; fo ra fee of course. We arrived about 4:15 and were promptly herded into the dining room for some invigorating green eat and cookies while being checked-in. No english...one of the women was very brusque as previously mentioned and the other women was very sweet and attentive. Dinner... More 

1 Thank Ron P
Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I debated on a 2 or 3 star rating for this place because staying at a ryoken's can be a nice experience if done well. There are good points about this place but we had such a poor experience that I must base my review on the treatment from the host that we received, more so than the better aspects... More 

1 Thank FluffyBunnyFeet
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Most foreign visitors to Nara are daytrippers so prices are lower for accommodation than Kyoto, but English is less widely-spoken. The Kankaso Ryokan is situated on the western edge of Nara-koen, two minutes walk from the Todai-ji housing the Great Buddha. It sits among a row of tourist shops but deer can be fed a few steps from the front... More 

2 Thank adbuchanan
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here during Sakura season and found the rates extremely attractive versus what was available in Kyoto. Most people do a day trip to Nara from Kyoto but a night here should definitely be considered. If you are a first timer to Ryokans you will really enjoy is experience. A veteran of Ryokans will enjoy this too but maybe... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

All in all it was a good experience. The room was a nice size and the view of the garden was beautiful. The onsen was nice and available for private bath with no trouble. The staff were sweet and gracious. The room was nice and warm due to the electric heater. I did not have dinner, but did have the... More 

4 Thank Sportsgirl59
Wanaka, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed january 2015 and had a wonderful time….food was the best we had and its in a super location. Nice to see an old style accommodation and we felt very Japaness..dont worry if you can not speak japanese… you get by

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved our stay at Kankaso. The Kaiseki dishes were absolutely stunning, the onsen was unforgettable and the garden was gorgeous. Lucky we were so near the sights of Nara or we would have never left. There was a little old lady who spoke no English but showed us a wonderful time and I can't recommend this place highly enough.

4 Thank Dishadisha
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70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here for a couple nights and really enjoyed it. They don't speak too much English here, but the service is superb. Our garden-view room was nice and spacious. The only downside was that it was so cold out that we didn't have the doors open too often to take advantage of it (didn't want to let the heat... More 

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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time, wonderful food, and very nice room. The "general" as we called her, did her best to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and guided us through the expected protocol. The baths were amazing and relaxing. The views of the courtyard were stunning. The location near the temple and deer park makes it very easy to access the... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We found the entrance to this Kankaso between gift shops on the road beside the Deer Park. My immediate concern was likely noise. However, I need not have been worried, once we were through the gate it was like being in a different world. This was an excellent stay, the food was superb and the staff very attentive. We had... More 

2 Thank Robin E
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