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Ryokan Matsumae

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed June 14, 2012

when on our rencetn trip to japan we stayed at 4 different ryokan. this one was in a more modern type of buiding and did not have the character of the other ryokan around. equally, it was not quite as expensive either. the worse aspect of it is that it did not have any outlook and the room we had...

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Ogden, Utah
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Japan is a country rich in customs and history. If you seek an opportunity to experience Japan as the Japanese live, a Ryokan is a great way to do it. You sleep on Tatami mats, you share a bath and you dine on the floor. It is all part of the experience and there is no better experience than the...

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Bangkok
Reviewed April 11, 2012

My wife and I used is charming ryokan as a base as we explored Nara and the surrounds. The owners of the place are very knowledgeable and helpful, which made our stay even more enjoyable. The rooms, while simple, are clean and matched our needs. The breakfast, western or Japanese, was fantastic (not included in room fee). It is centrally...

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2Thank cheekymonkeyBangkok
Lausanne
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights with my family (we have 2 small children). We received a friendly welcome and shown our room which was spacious enough for the 4 of us, clean as always in Japan and the duvet nice and soft. Worth mentioning, our room was fitted with a sink and toilet ( quite rare in ryokans). Another advantage...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Ryokan is simple but very clean and nice. I booked through a website which only booked the room as a twin, but the owner told me to cancel and booked me directly and got a discount as I was only one person The owner is incredibly helpful, helping me find the things I wanted to do and telling me...

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Sydney
Reviewed February 7, 2012

This Ryokan is a stones throw away from all the main attractions you'll want to see in Nara, and a 5 minute walk to the famous deer park. Getting there was a bit of a hassle as the JR station is located a good 15 minutes walk (no fun with heavy bags!), and cabs tend to be prohibitively expensive. Theres...

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3Thank MikeOnHolidayz
Washington DC
Reviewed February 4, 2012

This ryokan is, IIRC, built into a three story modern building. The building is well kept. My single was approximately 3x3m tatami room, with an attached bathroom. As typical in ryokans, public bathing by sex at different times; note that soaking (Japanese often shower briefly and then soak in hot water for a while) is available only in the evening...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 1, 2012

We felt incredibly well looked after when we stayed here for the night. The room was big and comfortable and the owner was very helpful, and gave us some great tips on the area. There's a washing machine and dryer and an Onsen. Lovely Japanese breakfast too.

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Adelaide
Reviewed January 28, 2012

We spent 3 nights in Nara at Ryokan Matsumae as a family of 4 and had a wonderful experience. Our room upstairs was effectively a double with plenty of space for people and luggage. A much larger setup than we had in Kyoto, as nice as that accom was. Matsumae is very central to the old part of Nara, and...

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New York, NY
Reviewed December 29, 2011

The moment you remove your street shoes and don your slippers you know you are entering an alternate universe of calm and civility. The genial hostess of the Ryokan Matsumae takes pains to welcome and teach. Located in the heart of Nara, just steps away from the Buddhist temples and the low wooden houses of the old city, this Japanese...

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Our small Ryokan situated in Nara-machi area.This area which is World Heritage site is dotted with Historically significant temples and shrines.We take care to entertain in The Old Japanes Traditions. You will get taste of life Japanese styleRoom rate(including tax/not including meal)5,250~8,400yenBreakfast on request(Western 735yen or Japanese 840yen)Dinner on request;Reservation in advance(4200yen or 5250yen)Internet;100yen/h(if you have your laptop,gratis)Smoking room ,Library,Dining room,Common bath. ... more   less 

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Address: 28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara 630-8362, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $47 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Only three floors.... all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles JOECOOL10, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“- use ear plugs - you will get a better sleep, walls are thin; - check curfew hours in advance, and notify when you arrive - this is not some Hilton or Hyatt; - order Japanese meal - it will be much better than Western; - ask staff NICELY to help lift your suitcase to your room and back.”
 of 5 bubbles 785mia, Mar 9, 2015 | Read review
“If you didn't convenient with the public Onsen--go ahead to book a room with private bath !”
 of 5 bubbles TussnaiK, Nov 3, 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LCplus, Jun 1, 2014 | Read review
“The annexe room is larger and good for families.”
 of 5 bubbles 3nticknap, Apr 27, 2014 | Read review
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