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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Staying in Sakuraya was truly one of the best experiences we had in Japan. The warm welcome, the atmosphere, the beautiful details and the comfy futon beds: it was all awesome. We felt instantly at home at Sakuraya and loved our host. She apologized for the cold toilet, but that didn't bother us as the rest was simply perfect. We...

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015

If you've gotten the idea from the other TripAdvisor reviews that Guest House Sakuraya is a gem, and that Kayoko-san is the perfect hostess, you are on the right track. There is an art to creating traditional Japanese accommodations that are welcoming and uncomplicated for Western visitors, and Sakuraya illustrates how to do this exceptionally well. I really can't think...

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2Thank Jonathan L
bangkok
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We stayed here for two nights in the upstairs room (there are only three rooms). Our Japanese-style room had a small private toilet and sink, which made it convenient. The other two rooms share the bath on the ground floor and all guests use the showers on the ground floor. Always clean and ready to go. The house is immaculate,...

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2Thank bangkokcassidy
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Stayed in Sakuraya for one night after seeing all the great reviews online. It did not disappoint. This place is really beautiful, great location, and most importantly Kayoko was really friendly and very helpful. We got into a problem with one of the bike we rented at a shop and they asked for a big fine/repair fee, we couldn't communicate...

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HCMC
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was not only my best stay during two trips to Japan, it was my best and most memorable stay in 21 years of international travel. This, unlike so many "ryokans", is a genuine ryokan with wood walls, floors and sliding doors throughout. To say it was impeccably maintained would actually understate its condition. Everything, down to the smallest detail,...

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3Thank Wanderlust7342
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Sakuraya is an excellent guesthouse located near the major sites of Nara but far enough away to get out of the hustle and bustle. It is located in the old historical neighborhood of Naramachi. There are many restaurants easily in walking distance. In addition to seeing the major sites, be sure to walk the neighborhood and visit the refurbished houses....

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2Thank Robinmills
United States
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My husband and I had a lovely stay at this ryokan. Kayoko was an amazing host. The place was very clean and looked exactly like it did in the pictures. The futons were comfortable and Kayoko made a delicious traditional Japanese breakfast for us in the morning. It was wonderful being able to experience staying in a traditional Japanese house...

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3Thank Leah G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Best place we stayed in Japan, and the woman who owns/runs the place is the best host of any accomodation i've stayed at. We had the room on the lower level next to the garden, i'd suggest thats the pic of the rooms. The Japanese breakfast was delicious, really good salmon. She also made bacon for my wife who doesnt...

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2Thank NZCuz
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This guesthouse is reformed typical old house keeping original traditional style. That's why owner's policy is not business-like but make knowing Japanese traditional life and culture for whole world. Probably Japanese guests cannnot stay in order to this policy, but I could stay here because of booking by my foreign friend together. It was wonderful time even Japanese, so 99%...

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3Thank LeicaVirgin
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We have been here for just one night but this time was really worth it. When we arrived we got a really warm and friendly welcome. The accomondation is perfect because it really makes you feel how the japanese culture and life is. Furthermore the location of the place was perfect and Kayoko (the owner) gave us a lot of...

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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.”
Johan17, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The view of the small garden from Hana room is very beautiful and calm”
elena_tache, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room on the garden.”
VanIsleTraveler2010, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 'Hana' looks out onto the courtyard garden and has direct access to it.”
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.”
F9869JYjonathanl, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
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