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Indoor spa bath
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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Asukasou


3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1113-3 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara-ken, 630 8301

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNara Woman's University13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNara Park18 min walk
  • Popular LocationTodaiji Temple18 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)32 min drive

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About this area


Located in Nara, Asukasou is in the city centre and near a train station. Kofuku-ji Shrine and Todaiji Temple are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Isui-en Garden and Nara Park. Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum and Naramachi are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Gango-ji Temple - 4 min walk
  • Kofuku-ji Shrine - 4 min walk
  • Nara Woman's University - 13 min walk
  • Nara Park - 18 min walk
  • Todaiji Temple - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Kintetsu-Nara Station - 9 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 59 min drive


  • Kachomon — 1 min walk
  • PEPITADOR'O - 2 min walk
  • Hiraso - 2 min walk
  • Kinari Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Gyokuro - 3 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 hairdryers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find fridges and safes.
Asukasou offers 30 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary slippers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 30-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Services include massages. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch
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Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: JPY 2530 for adults and JPY 1870 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Indoor public bath (no minerals)
  • Massages
  • Outdoor public bath (no minerals)
  • Public bath open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Geta (wooden sandals)
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: JPY 2530 for adults and JPY 1870 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards

We should mention

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 138 out of 188 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 43 out of 188 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 188 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 188 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 188 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Okay, needs updating.
The photos looked amazing but in reality our room was dated and felt a bit unclean. The bathroom smelled of urine all night. Overall I felt this was much more traditional than anywhere else we stayed so I feel as though this may need to be taken with a grain of salt. They just need to spruce thungs up a bit. The redeeming factor was the outdoor onsen, at night you have a view of the nearby Pagoda and it is spectacular.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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