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Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price: ¥20000 ~ ¥30000

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Address (English)

10 Kasugano-cho
Nara -shi

Address (Japanese)




Welcome to Kankaso. This beautiful Traditional Ryokan is conveniently located, close to Nara's world-famous Todaiji Temple. The staff at Kankaso try to make their guests feel comfortable and relaxed. All 10 guest rooms are traditional Japanese style, and there are 2 large baths for the guests to enjoy. One of the baths is a ""family bath"" where families can bathe in private if it is not occupied. The highlight of Kankaso is its gorgeous Japanese garden. Meals are served either in the dining area or in the privacy of Kankaso's guest rooms. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00am. Limited parking is available.



  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
  • Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
  • Towels


  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath


  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)


  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available


  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast


  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room


  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: No Internet Connection
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: 24:00
  • Pickup Service:
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a wonderful stay at Kankaso in Nara. The staff were lovely and were able to accomodate our special food requirements. The food was amazing with each delicious dish prepared with great care and artistry. The location of Kankaso was perfect, being inside the Nara deer park and close to the main attractions in Nara.


Month Of Visit: January

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The stay at Kankaso in Nara was one of the highlights of journey through Japan and S.E. Asia. The Ryokan is very unique and gives visitors a peek into traditional Japanese culture. From the moment we arrived and saw our names featured on a placard at the entrance, to the zen style gardens, the beautiful ornate wooden structure, and our double door tatatmi room, it felt like being transported back in time. We were the only ones staying there and we benefitted from an annex room in the back of the property surrounded on three sides by their ornate gardens. you are given a special kimono to wear upon entry which surprisingly was very warm given the cold temperatures in Jan. The Okami was wonderful and her service and attention to detail was impeccable. We bathed in the bath that has a gorgeous view over the gardens. Dinner was an experience out of this world. Multiple courses consisting of fish, tofu, soup etc,. were exquisitely prepared well beyond many 5* western restaurants. Your bed is made up for you and we found the mattress on top of the tatami to be very comfortable. Japanese breakfast the next morning took a little getting used to but was prepared with the same delicate touch as dinner. This is truly an experience worth treating yourself to. Yes, perhaps you will spend a little more than the average hotel but consider that it includes breakfast and dinner and personalized service second to none. Kankaso is the closest accommodation to the main temple in Nara -literally steps away so no transport required. The staff are incredible and you will be hard pressed to find better in this world. Go ahead spoil yourself.

Lovely stay at Kankaso


Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: Japan

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed staying here. The inn itself is gorgeous and the garden is stunning--not to mention that the inn is right next to Todai-ji, the temple famous for having the enormous Buddha statue. The staff was very helpful despite our extremely limited Japanese. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome, especially the older woman, whom we affectionately called \\\"Grandma\\\" because of her kindness. Kankaso was by far the best accommodations we had for the trip. The hot bath has a lovely view of the garden and the cherry blossoms were blooming while we there there so we could look at the trees while we bathed. It was wonderful. We did not purchase any meals but I selected 5 because I\'m sure the food was just as excellent as the rest of the place.