Built in 1899, Shikitei is a traditional Japanese inn located in a city of Japan named Nara. Nara was once known as an ancient capital of Japan. The area has nearby temples and artworks that date back to the 8th century.

Established more than a hundred years ago, Shikitei remains a structure of elegance and tradition resounded by its interior. Its aesthetic harmonizes with the calmness of its surroundings.

The rooms of Shikitei are based on traditional Japanese design that displays adequate spacing and an area dedicated to tatami mat flooring. The ryokan has a total of 9 rooms, which cost about 40,000 to 65,000 JPY per night, including windows where guests can appreciate the scenery surrounding the inn.
The cuisine of the kaiseki of Shikitei are arranged artistically, but what the inn highlights are the variety of the courses taken from cha kaiseki. Shikitei has conserved its practice of having a tea ceremony in their tea room. This means that meals come first before a tea ceremony. The ingredients are locally sourced for a rich taste and flavorful experience.
Shikitei takes pride in its communal bath made of cypress. Its bath flows off an aroma that enhances a relaxing experience, especially when taking a dip.
The ryokan has also the traditional Japanese landscaped garden allowed for viewing purposes only.
The location of the ryokan is near Nara Park, where deers can be seen, the Kofukuji Temple, which has been around for 600 years, and the Todaiji Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the Kasuga Grand Shrine.
Shikitei is accessible by rides coming from Kyoto Station and Nara Station.

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen? Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? No

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Price range (yen) 40,000-65,000