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Guesthouse Sakuraya

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed 2 nights in Hana room at Sakuraya guesthouse. From the location, the amenities and cleanliness to the most friendly and helpful host and the delicious Japanese breakfast (the best one ever) - everything was perfect. This is one of the most unique and charming places we have stayed in. We highly recommend it! Aurel and Elena

1Thank elena_tache
Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed at Sakuraya for 2 nights. Kayoko was a fantastic host, both friendly and attentive. Very comfortable tatami room adjacent to the garden, excellent sitting/dinner area, and wonderful Japanese breakfast. A bit of a walk from the JR station (25 minutes) but not an issue. Within walking distance of the major sites in Nara. Highly recommend to other travelers.

1Thank VanIsleTraveler2010
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place, and Nara, were our favourite destination in Japan. Kyoki-San is the most gracious host and will cook you the best breakfast you've ever eaten. The house itself is breathtakingly beautiful and the detail - including fresh flowers and towels everyday. The street itself is filled with historic homes and merchants. Easy walking distance to all attractions. Recommend taking...

3Thank Lisatravelator
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A fabulous little place which sells itself short with its name, recommended in Lonely Planet and entirely deserving of its rating on tripadvisor. We stayed in the upstairs room which is more like a good Ryokan than a guesthouse. Traditional tatami mat flooring, historical Japanese décor and lovely cosy futons on the floor to give you the authentic experience you...

4Thank LondonTravelbird
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Kayoko deserves her number one spot on TripAdvisor. The ryokan has been restored beautiffully and she is very welcoming and a great source of helpful information about Japan in general and Nara in particular. The rooms looking out over the pretty courtyard are stylish and traditional. The Japanese breakfast of salmon, rice and miso was so tasty that even our...

3Thank OxfordStrasser
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Cannot rave enough about Kayoko San. She was so unbelievably welcoming and couldn't do more to make us feel at home. She knew we were on honeymoon and went out of her way to make it extra special for us. The guesthouse is immaculate and might as well be described as a ryokan. Beautiful, tranquil, easy walking distance to lovely...

3Thank Ebeamer
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this lovely accommodation. The host Kayoika was extremely helpful & kind to us. We would thoroughly recommend this Ryokan experience! The room for the family was perfect, and the breakfast delicious. The host is extremely knowledgeable and a very good English speaker.

4Thank jptower
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in June. The guesthouse is very small. Only one other couple staying there when we were there. We shared 2 showers and 2 toilets with them. The breakfast was lovely - "japanese breakfast" which was fish, rice, vegetables and miso - all very tasty. The house is beautifully appointed with very simple japanese design through...

4Thank GDWYorks
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Spent two very comfortable nights in Nara at Guesthouse Sakuraya. The guesthouse itself is beautifully decorated in a traditional Japanese style with a great little garden courtyard. This alone set Sakuraya apart from our other hostels/hotels on our trip to Japan, but the owner Kayoko takes it to another level entirely. She's hugely kind, funny and helpful and cooks an...

3Thank Max W
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed in many wonderful accommodations in during our month-long trip in Japan, but Guesthouse Sakuraya was our favorite. The house itself is charming, and in a great location for exploring Nara on foot. But the real appeal of Guesthouse Sakuraya is the charming owner and hostess. Her kindness and generosity, not to mention her excellent knowledge of the area...

4Thank yz1s2miijc

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The traditional background of the Sakuraya guesthouse will the make you discover the ancient Japanese customs. We will welcome you in a friendly and familial atmosphere for everyone who loves Japanese habits. You will also appreciate our beautiful Japanese rooms and sleep on a real futon. You will have the pleasure to savour a Japanese breakfast. The showers and the bathrooms have been completely renovated and now they have a wonderful modern style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guesthouse Sakuraya

Address: 1 Narukawacho, Nara 630-8335, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Number of rooms: 3
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“Tsuki room is plenty big enough for a couple and is the best price.”
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c0quitlam, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Room on the upper floor is extremely quiet & peaceful”
, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs room (Kaze = wind) has a private toilet.”
Johan17, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The view of the small garden from Hana room is very beautiful and calm”
elena_tache, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room on the garden.”
VanIsleTraveler2010, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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