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4.7/5 Exceptional
184 reviews
"I had assumed the included breakfast would be a cup of tea and a roll or somethi..."


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Gango-ji Temple
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    酒・味処 つじもと
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    32 min drive

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  • Japanese-Style Room, 8 tatami mats, Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Modern Japanese Style Twin Room, Non Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami mats, Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Japanese Style Family Room, Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 6 Twin Futons
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  • Japanese Style Room, Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Single Room, Non Smoking, No View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Large Twin Bed
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About this area


Located in Nara, Asukasou is in the historical district and near a train station. Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum and Nara National Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Nara Kenko Land and Naramachi. Manyo Botanical Garden and Ishitera Tea Fields are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sarusawa-ike - 2 min walk
  • Gango-ji Temple - 4 min walk
  • Kofuku-ji Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Nara National Museum - 8 min walk
  • Nara Prefectural Cultural Hall - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Nara Station - 16 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 59 min drive


  • Kachomon — 1 min walk
  • パルコ - 1 min walk
  • 酒・味処 つじもと - 2 min walk
  • Bombuno - 2 min walk
  • 会員制 いち - 2 min walk

About this property


3.5-star ryokan near Kofuku-ji Shrine
This ryokan features a restaurant, coffee/tea in a common area, and multilingual staff. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area and a front-desk safe. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and fans. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find refrigerators and hair dryers.
Asukasou offers 30 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.
Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs). This service features separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM
1 restaurant
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do


Family friendly



Front-desk safe
Water dispenser

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Turndown service

Languages spoken



Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
Outdoor public bath (no mineral springs)
Public bath open from 6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Separate men/women areas in public bath


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Heating (climate-controlled)


Electronic bidet
Free toiletries
Hair dryer


Digital channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink



Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Turndown service



Check-in between 3 PM - 7 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen. Reservations can be made by contacting the ryokan prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Asukasou
  • Asukasou Hotel
  • Asukasou Hotel Nara
  • Asukasou Nara
  • Asukasou Inn Nara
  • Asukasou Inn
  • Asukasou Nara
  • Asukasou Ryokan
  • Asukasou Ryokan Nara

Frequently asked questions



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Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I had assumed the included breakfast would be a cup of tea and a roll or something simple. Instead it was a multi-year traditional Japanese gourmet extravaganza. Absolutely stunning and delicious. Western guests might want to bring an auxiliary backup towel, and adjust expectations about "cosy" bathrooms, but it is a perfectly workable compromise for a traditional ryokan and you'll want to spend more time in the multiple rooftop baths anyway which have plenty of space. Already thinking of when I can go back!

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great location and welcome in Nara

Perfect spot, location location location and rooftop onsen! I stayed one night while doing motorcycle tour of Wakayama area. The hotel staff was wonderful, great check in with my name on the board and they provided easy covered parking. English was no problem. The hotel was easy to find and right outside Nara Park. The room was fine, great temperature. Wifi was free and worked well. The onsen was perfect for end of day. It is rainy season so no sunset, but when clear would be wonderful. Breakfast was superb, Japanese style. The charcoal grilled fish at your table was a notch above. Will be back

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Such Helpful Staff, Amazing Place

This was a very cool ryokan just steps away from all the sights in Nara. The staff was very helpful with some requests that I had, there's a nice relaxing lounge to have tea in, the Japanese breakfast was phenomenal and they really take care of you there. The open-air hot spring on the top floor with a view of a pagoda at a nearby temple was a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Fantastic place!

Wonderful traditional Inn, great location, wonderful staff. We also reserved the chefs dinner, which I highly recommend, delicious! And we reserved the private bath which over looks the five story pagoda lit up at night. Really was a fantastic stay.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Highly recommend

This was my first ryokan experience, and I was very impressed. Our room was spacious with a great view of Kofukuji's pagoda. When we arrived, the person at the front desk took us to our room and explained everything. We were also given an afternoon sweet, which was a nice touch. We booked a room with dinner and breakfast included. Dinner was served in our room, and though the server didn't speak any English (so we didn't know what everything was), the food was great and experience of the multi-course meal was wonderful. I am a picky eater, so I didn't eat everything (I passed it to my husband) but I have since read in other reviews that you can request a vegetarian meal. Breakfast was equally as grand, served in the dining room. Note that it is a Japanese breakfast. We also used the private bath (an extra fee of about $32 US). As someone who wouldn't feel relaxed in the public bath, I thought the private bath was totally worth it - relaxing with an incredible view of the pagoda. As it was my first time at a ryokan, I was nervous about the rules and etiquette so I did a lot of googling, and I would also recommend doing that for other first timers. The hotel provides a binder of information, but I found it helpful to also read other tips online. The experience of the ryokan aside, this property is also in an excellent location in Nara. We were able to walk from the Kintetsu Nara station and walk to Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha, Nara Park, etc.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

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