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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a ryokan in Nara, Seikanso is a good choice. A bit hard to find and toilets and bathroom are a bit old, but the garden in the middle is beautiful and the owners were really friendly and helpful. We ordered japanese breakfast and it was so big that we couldn't finish it.

Thank Nealgi
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at Seikanso for one night, after a lavish traditional ryokan experience in Kyoto. While Seikanso couldn't compare to our other ryokan, I was extremely happy with Seikanso. It is a very good deal, one of our cheapest hotels but absolutely lovely. It is not a traditional ryokan, as it is huge (you will definitely see other guests while...

Thank jennykvb
Annecy, France
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The location is near of everything, the staff really take care of you and speak english, the room was nice and you can appreciate the cour inside the house to relax and drink. I really recommend. The pure traditionnal japanese style.

Thank ResponsableBlueDeToi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

An old and traditional ryokan ideally located in one of the prettiest districts of Nara: Naramachi. This ryokan offered excellent accommodation at very competitive prices in the budget range. The corridors would benefit some redecorating but have some interesting architectural features (unusual internal windows). We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of our large and bright room overlooking the wonderful...

Thank Marie-Amélie V
Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is probably the hotel/ryokan I liked the most during my stay in Japan when evaluating the value for money aspect. Yes, it is a little dated and shabby, but it feels like you're in Japan in the 60s or 70s, when not so many tourists were around and everything was more authentic. Saying this, the premises are clean and...

Thank michal h
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 26 February 2016

From the very first contact with the place until the day we checked out, our stay in this place (ryokan or ryokan style, it does not matter to me) was perfect. Rooms (Japanese style) are very good, the garden is very nice, the Japanese breakfast was delicious (the coffee was probably the best coffee we tried in Japan), the service...

1Thank Alberto J
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We arrived in Nara around 7 or 8 pm, with the inn keeper greeting us warmly. The place itself is quaint in old charm, a little rough around the edges but felt like a true old-fashioned inn. Being our first time in a ryokan, it was a nice experience. My friend and I were able to experience the bath house...

Thank Felice R
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Very nice experience in this typical ryokan. Location is great, very convenient to visit the central sights in Nara, 15 minutes by foot to station. It is also at the heart of a traditional neighborhood with small streets and typical houses. Shopping arcade just 200m away. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are clean, with a view on a lovely...

1Thank Cécile D
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Technically, this is not a ryokan but a ryokan-style hotel (and a sprawling one at that). It is quite huge, which translates into reasonable rates and an almost-assured vacancy. I was met by a gentle, elderly man who converses well in English. The first thing that struck me was state of the facility. It is not dirty but it is...

1Thank Wanderlust7342
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This place was amazing... it's been in their family for at least four generations and is still family run, which was refreshing and added to the charm. The building itself is in the historical part of town, not too much changed from when samurai were still walking around. It's definitely not some modern reconstruction, the materials and furnishings are all...

1Thank Midori U

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Additional Information about Seikanso

Address: 29 Higashi Kitsuji-cho, Nara 630-8327, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $2 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Seikanso Hotel Nara
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nara
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Nara
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“Request view of courtyard”
  • Large tatami room
  • Balcony with view of huge courtyard
jennykvb, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are Japanese style for different number of people, including families, the views of the garden are very nice.”
755albertoj, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the best and quietest, with an amazing view.”
midoriu864, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Overlooking the garden”
  • on tatami nap in the room
  • view from room into the garden
DrYoYo, 3 May 2012 | Read review
“I think they are all pretty good”
MelgaW, 6 Nov 2011 | Read review
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