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10 Kasugano-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan
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Kankaso
Ranked #2 of 29 Nara B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Vancouver, BC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Oakland, California, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

There is a definite period feel to this ryokan just a few steps from the entrance to Todaiji temple and the deer park in Nara. It is a bit like visiting your grandmother's house (if you are lucky enough to have a grandmother who is an inkeeper with an excellent cook). The lady who runs the place and her maid,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We make reservations an got a respond, thought everything was ok, we got there at 7 pm every thing close and dark , they did not have our reservation and no space for as. Thank to the taxi driver that wait for us and took us to another hotel, bad experience, I will do not recommend

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Located in right front of Todaiji, Kankado provided us an excellent experience. Though the room was a classic style, it was very clean, quiet, and cozy. The staff woman was extremely helpful yet fun to talk with. I'm pretty sure 21,000/night is a great deal, since I can expect the dinner/breakfast themselves could be 10,000. We liked the private bathroom.... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A delight traveling in Japan for the Westerner with little experience of Japan is to stay in a good ryokan, if you are prepared to forgo hotel life as you know it from elsewhere. Living for a few nights on tatami mats, sleeping in a real set of futon, and enjoying one or several traditional hot Japanese baths -- where... More

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was our second ryokan stay during our trip in July. An excellent place, with exquisite food. The owners are very friendly. The lady owner does not speak much english, but she understands a lot. We had no problem communicating. We stayed as a family and the owner arranged for private onsen time for us, at no charge. When we... More

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Ventura, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed here the beginning of June. Its the only ryokan I've ever stayed at. The service was really amazing. They don't speak very much english, but we didn't have any problems. They were so friendly and helpful. We had the dinner and breakfast in the room. The food was absolutely beautiful! But a word of warming, but veeeeery Japanese. As... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed in 4 different ryokans during our trip to Japan, different price categories, and Kankaso was by far the best! It is a bit more expensive than average, but the value you get is amazing. First of all, it is located close to all the Nara sites, while preserving tranquility in its garden. Second, the garden and the buillding,... More

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Address: 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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