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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

we arrived on a rather rainy afternoon in Nara and the staff at Ryokan Matsumae kindly lent us umbrellas so we could continue to explore Nara's charming back streets. The room was traditional and very simple, but also very comfortable. We had a sound nights sleep listening to the rain outside and we're delighted with the traditional Japanese breakfast that...

1Thank JoeySusie
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I stayed in this ryokan for one night in October 2016. The hotel is in a very good location which is not far from Kintetsu Nara Station and is near other tourist attractions: Naramachi, Deer Park, Nara Museum and Toudaiji. The atmosphere are very homey, although rooms and facilities are a little bit old. All rooms are Japanese style (with...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Loved how the ryokan is tucked in the back streets of Nara - world heritage area - next to lovely little shops, cute houses and yummy restaurants. It is also conveniently located at a walking distance from the park and the main street. Our host was the loveliest woman, who speaks good English and was extremely helpful. The room was...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Myself and my brother (Canadian Chinese) stayed here for 3D2N. Staff were friendly and helpful Pro : Ultra Clean Convenient - close to shopping, and the park. Bfast rooms were amazing traditional japanese. They served both Japanese or Western Good value for money Mosquito nets in rooms.. so I can open window and get fresh air I would recommend friends...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I really have a deep feeling for this place. The staffs are so nice and kind. The room is comfortable and relax. I had the breakfast in the morning, Japanese breakfast and it was fantastic. It was the first time I ate breakfast the Japanese style. The location is so convenient. I could walk everywhere in Nara from Ryokan Matsumae....

1Thank Hai N
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I recommend this hotel. It is cheap, service is great and staff are really REALLY nice and helpful. The lady who is there is an expert of calligraphy and her work is just beautiful. We used their public bath and everything is really clean. We didn't take our breakfast there so I wouldn't know how it is. no negative side.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night in a tatami room with toilet but no bath. Room was clean. I think we were reasonably demanding customer with 2 small children, but the staff always answered our request and question with a smile and care. Okami (landlady) was especially helpful. We had very nice Japanese style breakfast which was prepared with care. This Ryokan is...

Thank menameisatsushi
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I stayed in 4 different ryokans throughout my fortnight trip in Japan, and this is by far the best I've stayed! in! I arrived on a rainy afternoon with my luggage, and left the luggage there (like all the hotels in Japan) before check-in time and started touring Nara. The hostess there gave me a map during check-in and recommended...

1Thank kodyk867
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the start of June. Service was the highlight, being very friendly and helpful. We had a traditional tatami room with no en-suite (i.e. no shower or bath, but there was a toilet and sink). Using the on-site spa/onsen was not a problem, and actually an enjoyable experience. Nicely situated close to the tourist-y parts of...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I spent here 2 nights. It was a wonderful experience. The ryokan is lovely. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I had breakfast and it was very good. The staff is helpful and very kind, they also helped me in booking a taxi, and explained the surroundings.

1Thank annaraffaelli_ar

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $64 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Only three floors.... all are good.”
JOECOOL10, 14 Nov 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.”
785mia, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you didn't convenient with the public Onsen--go ahead to book a room with private bath !”
TussnaiK, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet.”
LCplus, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The annexe room is larger and good for families.”
3nticknap, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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