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Kankaso

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New York, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is just a delightful ryokan. The hosts were gracious. The room was clean and comfortable. (We did have probably the best room, at the end of the walkway with our own bath and toilet.) The food was just incredible -- elegant, tasteful, and very Japanese. I suggest that to get the most out of the experience here, you have...

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile
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Paris, France
Reviewed 27 November 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Luckily this was our first Ryokan experience and it got much better after this one. When we first arrived, we felt like we were an imposition. The furniture was torn and tattered, the whole place felt old and dingy. It was freezing in our bedroom and in the bathroom, which was across the hall. They showed some of us the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 November 2016

On a positive note, the location is great. You're right in the center of all the roaming deer and a stone's throw away from the Todaiji Temple. From the moment we arrived we didn't feel a warm reception. Unlike every other location that has helped us with our bags, we handled them ourselves. Normally I'm fine with taking my own...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2016

On any trip to Japan it's worth going to Kankaso or other similar high-end ryokan in the countryside. Staying at Kankaso feels like staying in an amazing, large, 100yr-old Japanese home. This place is totally Japan - as authentic feeling as it gets. Like many ryokans, this is run by only a few people - don't expect a front desk...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this ryokan as part of our honeymoon for 1 night in Nara. We booked it as it had such good reviews on trip advisor, but unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. It is in an amazing location, right in the deer park. You can walk to the giant Buddha whilst feeding and petting the deer which...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had the most wonderful time. The room was spectacular, the food was spectacular and the garden was spectacular. The owners were incredibly attentive. To cap it off, the location in the Nara Deer Park right outside Todai-ji and the Diabutsu is amazing. Booked through the "Japanese Guesthouses" website, who were very helpful.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were lucky enough to be assigned the Kojika Room. (“Kojika” is the Japanese word for “fawn.”) Entered via a covered wooden bridge, the Kojika Room is actually a freestanding building, surrounded by a splendid garden. The main room is ten tatami mats in size and during the day furnished only with a large, elegant low table and two seat...

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Rest here if you would like the greenery wide view directly from your room. The garden here is very big and delicately decoration with many variety of trees and flowers. Even the onsen room still has the big window for garden view. Moreover, the kind ryokan owner took care of me warmestly, adjust all schedules as requested perfectly (I read...

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Address: 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: ₹ 10,891 - ₹ 15,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Hi June, I booked with Japanes Guesthouses. Good service and information. During our holiday in Japan we stayed at 3 ryokans. Kankaso in Nara was perfect. Authentic, very good food and very friendly staf. The location is good: in the main street leading to the tempel. Enjoy.

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Try japanese guest houses. For enquiries and booking. We booked the ryokans with them.

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“Look for a different ryokan.”
DebbieIrwin, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room adjacent to the garden with the private toilet”
346ronp, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We had a first floor room with nice views over courtyards”
adbuchanan, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Stair cases to the 2nd floor are quite steep. The "Little Deer" suite connected by an outdoor hallway is amazing.”
NYC-mom-500, 7 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the room connected by the bridge, or a room with a garden view.”
annettarella, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
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