Japanese-style Inn (Ryokan) in Nara, Japan



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Spend a night at the hotel unique to Nara.

Nara park has a lot of properties which are designated national treasures or World Heritage Sites. So it is one of the most popular tourist sites which attracts many visitors from Japan and overseas throughout the year.

Aoba-Chaya locates inside the Nara park. It is in a wonderful location to enjoy the atmosphere of Nara. This quiet surroundings near the center of Nara city is quite rare. The trees with holy images of Nara park are different from those of other parks. There are thick tree trunks with a historical atmosphere and deer are playing with each other in the large area of this park. There are Kasuga-Taisya, Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji within 15 minutes walking distance of this hotel, so it is a perfect site for taking a morning walking.

It's seemingly hard to call on from a majestic look of this hotel, but a welcoming smile of its proprietress will relieve you. Somehow her service has a comfort while maintaining a cautious distance from her guests. Her attitude tells us that a怀 hospitality is based on a casual comfort. As a matter of fact, she hopes that her guests can spend relaxingly and feel this space as their second home.

As you can see from the name of this hotel, it started as a "chaya"怀(a Japanese tea house), then changed into a Japanese restaurant and finally became a hotel. The dish they serve is an orthodox "Kaiseki meal" (Japanese dish). It is made from seasonal foods and has a delicate taste and adequate amount.

This is the hotel unique to Nara built in a traditional Japanese style of architecture with a tasteful atmosphere. A traditional dish and a kind service will welcome you. You can touch a deep attraction of Nara.

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Room | Aoba-chaya
Nara park located near the center of Nara city, however it is rarely away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel building is inside the park, so you can enjoy your stay very quietly surrounded by trees. There is no same room; a purely Japanese style room has a relaxed atmosphere and seems to blend in with the surroundings. The comfort you will feel when you awake to the call of deer or singing of birds is the relaxation which is special to our inn.
The meal is an orthodox "Kaiseki meal" (Japanese dish). We set a high value on the timing we serve dishes or the explanation of dishes as well as a basic factor of cooking such as foodstuffs and seasoning. It's the most characteristic service of our hotel to host our guests by the meal which is not stereotypical.

Please enjoy your meal cooked by our experienced chefs at a Japanese style room in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dinner | Aoba-chaya


The building was built along the slope in a traditional Japanese style of architecture called "Yoshino-tsukuri". The front door is on the second floor. A relaxed atmosphere which seems to blend in with the trees and wild deer in the surroundings is one of the attractions our hotel has. Taking a morning walking is recommended.


Rate 2 pers. / a room 3 pers. / a room 4 pers. / a room
Japanese-style room without bath 16,000 yen 24,000 yen -
Japanese-style room with bath 18,000 yen 27,000 yen 32,000 yen
Meal [Dinner] 3,850 yen, 6,050 yen & 8,250 yen
[Breakfast] 3,000 yen


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check Group Tour for 20 guests
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Information    Aoba-chaya

[Accommodation] for 20 guests
[Number of rooms] 6
[Hotel Rate(with breakfast and dinner)] 14,850 yen -
[Location] From the JR Nara sta., 15 min. walk
Check in 4:00 p.m. Check out 10:00 a.m.

- Aoba-chaya -

Asajigahara Narakoen, Nara-shi, Japan
TEL 0742-22-2917

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