A 10-minute drive from Kintetsu Nara Train Station on the hotel’s free shuttle, Mikasa offers open-air baths and a dining room with beautiful Nara views. On-site parking is free.

The Japanese-style rooms at Mikasa Ryokan have traditional futon beds and tatami (woven-straw) floors. Each includes a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Some rooms feature a private outdoor bath.

Kasugayama Primeval Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is right next to the ryokan. Wakakusayama Mountain, offering spectacular views of Nara, is a 10-minute drive away. Todai-ji Temple is a 7-minute drive.

The ryokan offers a relaxing massage service and a 3rd-floor lobby lounge with sweeping views. Several public baths are on offer.

Japanese dinners made with fresh local ingredients are served at the Kasugano and Yukatei dining rooms.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Mikasa has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 12, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hello! We have a booking April 13- 14. I was wondering if you hold luggage after check out for a few hours so we can explore more of Nara before we go
    Dear Sir / Madame, I apologize for replying so late. We do offer luggage storage after check-out. Please leave your luggage to front desk when check-out, and we will drive it to Service Counter nearby Kintetsu Nara Station.
    Answered on 25 March 2023
  • May i ask how much would it cost us when we avail that room with open air tub???
    Dear Sir / Madame Thank you very much for your contact. This is Mikasa Ryokan from Nara, Japan. Prices differ according to seasons and numbers of people. May I ask when you would like to reserve and how many people there are?
    Answered on 2 November 2022
  • I booked two Night at the open air bara room does it include kaiseki Both days and breakfast
    Dear Sir / Madame, I can do a little search for you. Could you please tell me your check-in date and your reservation name?
    Answered on 25 March 2023
  • Does this room has an outdoor hut tab??
    Thank you for inquiring. You mean that the room with the open air bath tub, is it correct? This room type is not with the open air bath tub. It is only with bathroom inside the room. Thank you very much. Mikasa Ryokan
    Answered on 21 February 2021
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Amenities of Mikasa
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Room service
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Balcony
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Drying rack for clothing
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Blu-ray player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Public Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 11:00 PM and 5:30 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Mikasa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Free shuttle schedule:
Departures from Kintetsu Nara Train Station: 14:45, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Departures from JR Nara Train Station: 14:40, 15:55, 16:55, 17:55

An advance reservation is required for the JR Nara shuttle. Please reserve a date and time using the hotel's contact email address.

To eat dinner at the property, a reservation must be made in advance.

Please contact the property in advance if you are bringing children.

Please contact the property in advance if you have any food allergies.

Alipay is accepted at this property.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

FAQs about Mikasa

  • Guests staying at Mikasa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian
    • American

  • Check-in at Mikasa is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Mikasa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Public Bath

  • Mikasa is 2.5 miles from the center of Nara.

  • Room options at Mikasa include:

    • Quad
    • Family

  • The prices at Mikasa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Mikasa is popular with guests booking family stays.