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Guesthouse Sakuraya

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Can't say enough about Guesthouse Sakuraya. We visited as a family of four. We all slept in a clean comfortable room on the second floor. Toilet and sink in the room, large bathroom with two showers a short walk downstairs. Wonderful sitting room for tea. Amazing Japanese breakfast. We were treated like royalty with hospitality and advice. There is nothing...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our family stayed here on our recent trip to Japan and it was an absolute highlight. Kayoko-san is the most wonderful example of Japanese hospitality you can imagine. Every single detail was perfect, and as other reviews have indicated, the accomodation itself is excellent, the breakfast superb - I'm just sorry that 5 stars is the maximum that we can...

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2Thank Alex H
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here. Kayoko-San was welcoming and helpful in all matters. Location is great, nice and clean and the breakfast both Japanese and western style were excellent. Kimono experience was wonderful and really completed my visit to Japan. Is a little perfect place in Nara and I would love to stay again if I have the chance to....

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The grounds, as described by the other travellers before us, need no further words or justification. It was quite simply perfect. But Kayoko-San really completed the entire stay-in experience. She concerned herself with all our minor requests, and even sold us part of her personal stamp collection (*gasp* pictures of Japanese cuisine) when the post office was closed. We visited...

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2Thank 895hubertt
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed for the second time in Guesthouse Sakuraya and were very well taken care of by Kayoko-san. Kayoko-san speaks English very, very well. She was also very helpful in making a reservation in a Japanese restaurant of our choice. Every morning we were treated on an excellent Japanes breakfast and as we stayed four nights we could choose the...

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1Thank Johan17
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

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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.

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1Thank VanIsleTraveler2010
Brisbane
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...

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3Thank Lisatravelator
London
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...

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4Thank LondonTravelbird
Oxford
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...

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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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“The upstairs room (Kaze = wind) has a private toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles Johan17, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The view of the small garden from Hana room is very beautiful and calm”
 of 5 bubbles elena_tache, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room on the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles VanIsleTraveler2010, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 'Hana' looks out onto the courtyard garden and has direct access to it.”
 of 5 bubbles dieterh299, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Kaze ("wind") room upstairs and had a glorious view of the central garden every morning.”
 of 5 bubbles F9869JYjonathanl, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
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