3.5 star property
3.5-star ryokan with restaurant, near Nara Park

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Front of property
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Asukasou



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
1113-3 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara-ken, 630 8301
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk safe
  • Water dispenser
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift

Room options

Modern Japanese Style Twin Room, Non Smoking

  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami mats, Smoking (Non Smoking from April 1st)

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Futons

Deluxe Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Japanese Style Room, 10 Tatami mats, Non Smoking (Kofukuji View)

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Futons

Superior Room

  • 31 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Large Single Beds and 4 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Room, 8 tatami mats, Non Smoking

  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Futon

Japanese Style Family Room, Non Smoking (Kofukuji View)

  • 31 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Single Futons and 2 Large Single Beds

Premier Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds OR 1 Single Sofa Bed

Luxury Twin Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Large Single Beds OR 2 Single Sofa Beds

Single Room, Non Smoking

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Single Bed

Japanese Style Family Room, Non Smoking

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 Single Futons

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Naramachi
  • Nara Park - 1 min walk
  • Todaiji Temple - 2 min drive
  • Kasuga Shrine - 3 min drive
  • Nara Kenko Land - 11 min drive
  • Horyu-ji Temple - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 32 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Kintetsu-Nara Station - 9 min walk
  • Nara Station - 20 min walk
  • Shin-Omiya Station - 28 min walk


  • 鹿のおしりコーヒー - 3 min walk
  • メインダイニングルーム 三笠 - 6 min walk
  • Kinari Pizza - 3 min walk
  • アインシュタインの弾いたピアノ - 6 min walk
  • 平宗奈良店 - 2 min walk

About this property


Asukasou puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nara Park. Guests can indulge in massages, and Kachomon serves breakfast and dinner.


English, Japanese

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

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
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 7 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Free uncovered on-site extended parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Slippers
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Geta (wooden sandals)

Special features


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.


Kachomon – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 3850 for adults and JPY 2200 for children

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch.


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.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Asukasou?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Asukasou?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Asukasou?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Asukasou?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Asukasou and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Nara Park (1-min walk) and Kofuku-ji Temple (4-min walk), along with Nara Prefectural Cultural Hall (9-min walk) and Nara National Museum (11-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Asukasou?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Kachomon.
What's the area around Asukasou like?
Asukasou is in Naramachi, a short 9-minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara Station and 4 minutes' walk from Kofuku-ji Temple.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Everyone was super nice here and our stay was very relaxing.
Shiva, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Catharine, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location room OK good hospitality, close to all mayor historical places and walking beautiful street with shops
Violeta, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel is in a great location and overall hotel condition is good. However compared to another Nara ryokan that I have stayed at last year, Asukasou lacks in english speaking staff and menu hence I did not enjoy the full experience. Also staff as not as friendly and food is subpar compared to the other Nara ryokan that I have stayed at.
Elaine, 1-night trip with friends
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