4.8

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4.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

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Popular landmarks
Nara National Museum 300 m
Kofuku-ji Temple 340 m
Isuien Garden 540 m
Nara Park 830 m
Todai-ji Temple 890 m
Kasuga Grand Shrine 1.2 km
Nigatsu-do Temple 1.2 km
Heijokyu Ruins 4.0 km
Toshodai-ji Temple 4.6 km
Yakushi-ji Temple 4.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Ara-Ike Pond 120 m
Mumuroji 260 m
50 Noboriōjichō 290 m
Nara National Museum 300 m
Tokondo 310 m
Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall 320 m
Nara Visitor Center & Inn 330 m
National Treasure Museum - Kōfuku-ji 340 m
Kofuku-ji Temple 340 m
Sagiike Pond 340 m
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Shiki-tei

1163 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301 - View map
  • air conditioning

  • gift/souvenir shop

  • Coffee shop

  • Room service

  • Massage

Overall rating:

4.8

Exceptional
43 reviews
Location
4.7
Room comfort and quality
4.9
Service
5.0
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More about Shiki-tei

More about Shiki-tei

This authentic Japanese-style ryokan embodies the very essence of the country's ancient capital.
10 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station, Shikitei is within walking distance of Todai-ji Temple, Koufuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine World Heritage sites. Come and meet the deer roaming free just outside your guest room window!
Food allergies, preferences in the menu, and religious dietary restrictions can be accommodated if requests are made in advance. Final check-in is at 19:00. Please note that guests arriving later than 19:00 may not be served dinner.

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Amenities and facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Braille support in rooms and public spaces
  • Elevator for wheelchair
  • Gravel path at entrance
  • Handrails in stairs and hallways
  • In-room emergency alarm
  • In-room emergency alarm for hearing impaired
  • In-room toilet and bathtub with handrails
  • Shared acccessible toilet
  • Sign-language support at reception
  • Slope at entrance
  • Wheelchair

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Go game
  • Massage
  • Shogi

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Japanese cuisine
  • Japanese-style tea room
  • Room service

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Services and conveniences

  • Wheelchair accessible

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Newspaper (evening edition)
  • Newspaper (free)
  • Newspaper (morning edition)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Smoking allowed
  • Toilet with bidet
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot tap water bath
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Male only)

  • Capacity
    6 persons
  • Opening hours
    15:00~00:00 and 06:00~09:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese cypress

Indoor public bath (Female only)

  • Capacity
    6 persons
  • Opening hours
    15:00~00:00 and 06:00~09:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese cypress
Location
1163 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301
Exceptional
Location

4.7

Public transportation

  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
    780 m
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    780 m

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Konishi-drug store
    650 m

Shopping

  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    610 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    410 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    440 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nara National Museum
    300 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    340 m
  • Isuien Garden
    540 m
  • Nara Park
    830 m
  • Todai-ji Temple
    890 m
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    1.2 km
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    1.2 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    4.0 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    4.6 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    4.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ara-Ike Pond
    120 m
  • Mumuroji
    260 m
  • 50 Noboriōjichō
    290 m
  • Nara National Museum
    300 m
  • Tokondo
    310 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall
    320 m
  • Nara Visitor Center & Inn
    330 m
  • National Treasure Museum - Kōfuku-ji
    340 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    340 m
  • Sagiike Pond
    340 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies

Others

    Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until11:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants1
    • Opened in 1899
    • Most recent renovation1993

    Reviews of Shiki-tei from verified guests

    4.8
    /
    5
    Exceptional
    Location4.7
    Room comfort and quality4.9
    Service5.0
    Access4.7
    High score for Nara
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    5.0
    charlie from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    We ended our trip in Japan here a few weeks ago. We were told to experience the traditional Ryokan experience before we left and are very happy we did. We found Shiki-tei to be very tidy and clean, we both slept very well as it was so quiet. The staff we a

    Reviewed October 06, 2019

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    4.8
    John from Singapore
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Very convenient location in Nara at the edge of the Nara Park, excellent traditional Japanese service, friendly staff.

    Reviewed June 14, 2019

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    5.0
    Sarah from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    They stored our bags before check-in time; we checked in with a brief tea ceremony; the young lady who served us during our wonderful stay spoke English well and was helpful on logistics; the room was spacious and well equipped including with a traditional

    Reviewed June 10, 2019

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    5.0
    Audrey from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    What an amazing stay. From the moment we arrived we were treated like we were very important. The staff were so gracious and accommodating. We were greeted with a tea ceremony and then had some shiso tea while we completed the necessary paperwork. The

    Reviewed May 31, 2019

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    5.0
    alister from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Everything was marvelous during our three days at Shiki-tei. We loved the welcoming, hospitable service, the amazingly varied, delightfully arranged, and tasty meals, the carefully appointed, traditional rooms and baths, and the peaceful but central locat

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

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    5.0
    fra from Italy
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We felt in love with Shiki-tei! The service and staff were absolutely superb, as well as the dinner and breakfast we had, I will never forget it!!! Everything was perfect, even the tiniest detail! Would definitely recommend this ryokan.

    Reviewed September 01, 2018

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    5.0
    Jean from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    L'accueil et le service sont excellents, ainsi que les repas, tant le diner très conséquent que le petit déjeuner japonais. La salle de bain et les toilettes japonaises nous ont ravi

    Reviewed June 05, 2016

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    4.8
    traveller from Canada
    Group

    Exceptional”

    This ryokan is about a 20-25 minute walk from the JR station, so it might be easier to reach by Kintetsu line if you don't have the JR Pass. It is located right by the park, so perfect if you want to go for a walk and see the deer. The tatami rooms are bea

    Reviewed May 30, 2016

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    5.0
    kaimommy from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    I just spent three nights at Shikitei with my family which includes an 8 year old boy. It was our first time in Japan and staying in a ryokan. Staying at Shikitei made us want to return to Japan as soon as possible! I have never experienced such kind and a

    Reviewed April 30, 2016

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    5.0
    gaelle from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Nara Shiki tei is the most incredible accomodation we have ever had, and we have travelled extensively around the world. There is not one thing that hasn't been perfect. The staff is wonderful, the rooms incredible, the meals outstanding, the location perf

    Reviewed April 29, 2016

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    4.5
    Dawnut from Singapore
    Group

    Excellent”

    Had a lovely stay with excellent service and food. Conveniently located near the entrance to the Nara Park. Although it takes about 15min to walk from the Kintetsu train station, there are things along the way to see and experience.

    Reviewed April 11, 2016

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    5.0
    johan from Belgium
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Highly recommended : excellent food, perfect service, elegant rooms, very good location

    Reviewed October 28, 2014

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    5.0
    Pandora from France
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We enjoyed our experience very much! The ryokan is beautiful and in an absolutely perfect location for the deer park and temple visits. The food was excellent (the Japanese breakfast was simply amazing) One negative: They asked us if we wanted a massage w

    Reviewed August 03, 2012

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    4.5
    Ohm from France
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Unbelievable service and fantastic food. Actually it was one of the best dinners i have ever made in a ryokan. Rooms and baths are very clean and new but could be better decorated. No outside bath. Located right at the entrance of the Nara deer park

    Reviewed May 23, 2012

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    5.0
    Laurent from France
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    My best Ryokan experience ever. Superb in all aspects. Thank you to our hostess Naomi for a memorable service and attention. It does make you want to stay more in Nara. We would return in a minute without any doubt.

    Reviewed November 02, 2010

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    4.8
    sneckerich from Germany
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Outstanding service and friendliness. Everything very new.

    Reviewed February 22, 2009

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    5.0
    菜菜 from China
    Group

    Exceptional”

    完美的住宿体验 - 旅馆位置在国家公园边上,咫尺距离非常方便;膳食超赞,也不会觉得特别过量或有负担,细心周到到每一个细节,而且还有舒适的私密性,一定回再去奈良再回到四季亭。

    Reviewed July 02, 2019

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    4.7
    Fifi from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The overall experience is excellent with super service and delectable food. The ambience is so cosy and warm that makes you wanna stay in the Ryokan the whole day. The only thing that falls short of expectation is the lack of private spa. It will compete t

    Reviewed November 15, 2015

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    4.9
    ants from Macau SAR, China
    Group

    Exceptional”

    甚有特色的日式旅館,在15日的旅程中,這間旅館是芸芸本人所入住酒店及旅館的最優秀住宿地方之一,旅館的裝修陳列甚有禪風。日本的酒店服務是一流的,而這間旅程則是一流級別中的最優秀。早晚餐內容非常有本地特色、豐富及美味,兩位負責佈置早晚餐的女服務人員工作態度一流(其他男性工作人員也不錯)。風呂甚有特色。旅館位於奈良公園附近,又近商店街,並在馬路旁邊,但旅館非常寧靜。有機會再到奈良時,一定會再入住四季亭。

    Reviewed August 11, 2015

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    4.7
    hkglincoln from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Exceptional”

    位置很方便,步行前往最重要景點,而且從關西機場前往只須乘巴士往奈良線,在奈良酒店下車,直線步行五分鐘就到,簡單。不得不提酒店的服務太好了,晚餐和早餐足不出房,美味,我算是十分挑剔的人也認為值得推介。

    Reviewed September 15, 2014

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