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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

On any trip to Japan it's worth going to Kankaso or other similar high-end ryokan in the countryside. Staying at Kankaso feels like staying in an amazing, large, 100yr-old Japanese home. This place is totally Japan - as authentic feeling as it gets. Like many ryokans, this is run by only a few people - don't expect a front desk... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this ryokan as part of our honeymoon for 1 night in Nara. We booked it as it had such good reviews on trip advisor, but unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. It is in an amazing location, right in the deer park. You can walk to the giant Buddha whilst feeding and petting the deer which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had the most wonderful time. The room was spectacular, the food was spectacular and the garden was spectacular. The owners were incredibly attentive. To cap it off, the location in the Nara Deer Park right outside Todai-ji and the Diabutsu is amazing. Booked through the "Japanese Guesthouses" website, who were very helpful.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were lucky enough to be assigned the Kojika Room. (“Kojika” is the Japanese word for “fawn.”) Entered via a covered wooden bridge, the Kojika Room is actually a freestanding building, surrounded by a splendid garden. The main room is ten tatami mats in size and during the day furnished only with a large, elegant low table and two seat... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Rest here if you would like the greenery wide view directly from your room. The garden here is very big and delicately decoration with many variety of trees and flowers. Even the onsen room still has the big window for garden view. Moreover, the kind ryokan owner took care of me warmestly, adjust all schedules as requested perfectly (I read... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Kankaso is a Ryokan situated in the main Park near the Todai Ji. You can't stay any closer. It is a bit far from the train station so you will need to take a taxi to get to the Ryokan. Because the Ryokan is old and famous all the taxi drivers will know where to go if you tell them... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 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 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Additional Information about Kankaso

Address: 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $178 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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