The Kansai Region Hotels




At a Glance


  • long history of serving foreign guests
  • traditional architecture
  • convenient to Nara Koen


  • English not spoken

Kankaso Review

At once exquisitely refined and delightfully friendly, Kankaso exemplifies the best of Japanese hospitality. Beautiful gardens surround this peaceful ryokan near Todai Temple, and inside, elegant ikebana arrangements adorn the alcove. Each room is decorated with scrolls and pottery. Although the building has been renovated over the centuries, its 1,200-year-old central beam testifies to its longevity. The communal baths look out onto the gardens. A delicious kaiseki dinner is included, as is breakfast.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara Koen, Nara, Nara-ken 630-8212
  • Phone: 0742/26–1128
  • Website:
  • Location: Nara Koen

    Hotel Details

  • 9 Japanese-style rooms, 5 with bath.
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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