When we got to the ryokan, we were a bit skeptical because the interior design of the lobby was a hodgepodge of japanese, egyptian, european themes. It seemed like the owner was inspired by all the places he had travelled. Anyway, the rooms were much nicer, clean, simple with tatami floors. They had nice robes that gave you instructions on how to wear them -- or else you might look like a corpse! The bathroom was also clean and even had Shiseido toiletries. I was not able to try the onsen since we got back late. The highlight was the breakfast -- light fluffy omelette, nice warm flavorful soup with salmon, and an assortment of small dishes which were all delicious.
Great location too as it was walking distance to Todai-ji and lots of restaurants.
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