Kotono yado Musashino

    This is one of my favorite ryokans.  The property wouldn’t be luxury, but truly relaxing.  There are 12 rooms only.  If you want to experience an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Nara, you must stay here.  The ambience is cozy, tranquil, and traditional.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, family,…

Tsukihitei

  No doubt this is one of top notch ryokans in Japan.  If you have a change to visit Nara, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you want to get an authentic ryokan adventure, you must stay here.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a modern ryokan, this is not.  Perhaps…

Yu-Kei no Yado Heijo

      The ryokan is one of typical ryokans in Japan. It wouldn’t be luxury, not modern, and not sophisticated. However, if you are the first time to visit Nara, I would highly recommend it. Because staff picks you up and let you out in Nara city. A driver tends to be very flexible…

Yunotani Senkei

      The property just opened in Sep 2017 and it has only 9 villa-type rooms.  We were truly surprised that there was the wonderful ryokan deep in the mountains.  It’s a long way to go from Nara city, though.  If you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from the hustle and…

Noborioji Hotel Nara

        Once we entered the building, we totally forgot we were in Nara city. The hotel completely creates another world in luxury. Overall, the city tends to be old-fashioned. However, only the property would be exceptional. No doubt this is one of the best hotels in Japan. To be frank, we’ve never…

Nara Hotel

      Actually Nara city tends to be in disorder. Therefore I wouldn’t recommend staying in the city. I would rather recommend Yu-Kei no Yado Heijo, Ryotei Jyusouya, or Kakinokiya. Nevertheless, if you are the first time to visit Nara, the location of the hotel would be inconvenient to go sightseeing. Overall, facilities tend…

Kakimotoya

      If you are looking for ryokans in Nara, I would highly recommend it. When we arrived at the property, we were getting low expectation at the lobby. Because the public spaces tend to be dated. However, once we entered a room with an amazing view of the forest, we were getting excited….

Ryotei Jyusouya

        This is a small authentic ryokan in Nara. The property has just 6 rooms. If you want to feel Japanese – specific hospitality, I would highly recommend it. When you are in Japan, you would expect an experience of traditional Japanese way of life. If you are such a person, the…