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  |   10 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We enjoyed a lot our separate room with bath and toilet. It was very spacious and quite. The service from both ladies was great. They were very patient with us and gave us tips about how to enjoy better the food. Which was really, really good kaiseki. When we check for rates this place seemed expensive for us, but after... More 

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Loved every single minute of my experience there. The location is excellent, just go out of the gate and you are already next to the deer :) I read before going there that dinner is wonderful, but after first course we were wondering if that's it, as nobody in the ryokan seemed to speak any english and dinner was served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed here for one night and it was great. We were welcomed by the grandmother who showed us the ryokan and our room. She and her family were so friendly and had the primairy aim to make our stay perfect. A great onsen, helped to relax after a day of hiking in nara. The meals were alle so tastefull.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I love Aya, the elderly attendant/owner. She made sure that my wife and I had the onset all to ourselves, winked when she pulled out our futons, and corrected my barbarian habits with gentle delicacy. Great food. We sang 'sukiyaki' together. A must.

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New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The location of this ryokan can't be beat. It is steps from the entrance to Todaiji temple, right by Nara park, yet it is a quiet oasis of beautiful Japanese rooms. Every guest room has a view of a Japanese garden, and the common baths overlook a large Japanese garden in the back. We arrived on a very cold day... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A great place to stay if you wish for Japanese ryokan experience. Aya-san, the lady who runs the place, doesn't speak fluent English but that's well compensated by her passion in making us as happy and as comfortable as we could be. The ryokan offers room-only, and room-plus-meal arrangements. We opted for room plus meals for our first night's stay.... More 

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Address: 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nara

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