What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Nara was the first permanent capital of Japan, established in 710 AD and is now celebrating its 1300th birthday. Although the capital was soon moved to Kyoto where it remained for the next 1,000 years, Nara saw the development of Japan's first arts, crafts, and literature. Nara became the political and cultural center of Japan, and it established many shrines, temples, palaces, and pagodas. Most of Nara's historical buildings remain, and they are surrounded by a large and spacious park. Some of the bigger attractions are the bronze Buddha statue at Todaiji (pictured above), and Horyuji which is said to be the world's oldest wooden building. The presence of wild, free-roaming deer at Nara add a very special atmosphere to the area. Although most visitors make only a day trip to Nara, the historical and natural beauty of the city and the surrounding area warrant at least a couple of days of exploring. For more information about Nara please see our travel content partner Japan-Guide
Welcome to Musahino. This Traditional Ryokan is conveniently located inside Nara Park. Musashino has 12 guest's room. Musashino was the earliest hotel in Nara. His professional staff will assist you for any request. You will have a chance to select a Yukata, the staff will also provide you guidelines to wear your Yukata as it should. While staying at Musashino, you will be as close as possible to Nara's best spot and you might find yourself surrounded by deers. Do not miss their beautiful...
Welcome to Gyokuzo-in. This Buddhist temple was first established about 1400 years ago. It is located on the east side of the Mt Ikoma, between Osaka and Nara. There is a morning prayer that starts around 6:00 am. As guests of Gyokuzo-in you are invited to attend the prayer services. The prayer service is about 40 minutes long. There are 50 rooms at Gyokuzo-in. Only one of them has a private bath and toilet.
Welcome to Asukaso. This is a large Modern Ryokan has 27 Japanese-style rooms, and 4 Western-style rooms. All of the rooms have their own private bath and toilet. Asukaso serves delicious, seasonal Japanese cuisine, and is located in the heart of downtown Nara with easy access to the city's gorgeous temples and shrines. Shared baths are available for guests to use at Asukaso (same gender only). Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00am. Guests can leave their lugg...
Welcome to the Nara Hotel. This large, elegant Ryokan Hotel was built in 1909 and it is located beside picturesque Nara Park near Saruzawa Pond. There are 2 main buildings here - a Honkan and a Shinkan. The Nara Hotel has 132 guest rooms (both Japanese and Western style), and all of the guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet. Check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out time is before 11:00 am. Parking is available upon request.
Welcome to Kasuga Hotel. This Ryokan Hotel displays hints of Japan as it must have been during the Tenpyo Period (around 730 A.D.). The building itself, replicates a particular ancient style. Guests of the Kasuga Hotel are guaranteed comfort in a superb environment. They also boast outside baths with garden view. This really is a graceful hotel with a traditional atmosphere.
Welcome to Hakushikaso. This Modern Ryokan is proud to be located near Nara Park and Kintetsu-Nara station. The public baths here may not be hot spring but they are crafted from the most beautiful of Japanese cypress wood and are a great way to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Nara Hakushikaso prepares delicious Japanese food made from the changing ingredients of the 4 seasons.
Welcome to KKR Nara Mikasaso. This Traditional Ryokan has two buildings to suit all guests. The traditional building for the authentic feel and the “Shinkan” for the more modern guest. This ryokan is located within the beauty of the famous Nara Park, surrounded by the seasonally changing colors of the park's trees. You also have the pleasure of regular visits by the charming wild Japanese Shika Deer. Not only is this ryokan near to all of the attractions that Nara Park has to offer, ...
Welcome to Hotel Asyl Nara, a Modern Ryokan where you can find the warmth of a fire, the fresh scent of the woods and a warm welcome. Hotel Asyl Nara likes to think of itself as the “home away from home” and they like to make their service stay with you in your heart for years to come. They would like for you to relax and recover yourself in their comfortable, natural Japanese style rooms full of Japanese taste. Here you can enjoy the service of wireless Internet in any of the guest r...
Welcome to Shikitei. This beautiful Traditional Ryokan is conveniently located, close to Nara's world-famous Todaiji Temple and Nara park. Its garden and Kaiseki dinner are going to be the highlight of your stay. The staff will take care of you for every detail you may need. Shikitei was first established more than 100 years ago. It has been renewed several times, the last renovation was in 2000.
Welcome to Hotel New Wakasa. This ryokan is well located, just 5 minute walk from Nara Park or the Todai-ji temple. There are 26 rooms at Hotel New Wakasa. There are beautiful Japanese shared baths where you can relax after a busy day visiting Nara. The quiet guest rooms will send you back to the ancient atmosphere of Nara. Some rooms have a private Jacuzzi with a view.
Welcome to Mikasa. Nara, home to Mikasa Ryokan, is a historic place which is considered the birthplace of Japan. This important historic city was once called "Yamato". Mikasa Ryokan is located on the slopes of Mt. Wakakusa, from where the whole of that city of Nara can be taken in at a glance. With excellent access to places like to Osaka, Japan's second city, and the sightseeing hotspot that is Kyoto, guests can easily use it as a base for sightseeing in Japan.
Welcome to Kakimotoya. This ryokan is located between Nara and Osaka. Come and enjoy some quiet time surrounded by nature listening to birds singing. The chef will serve you a special selection of seasonal dishes. There are 15 rooms at Kakimotoya.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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