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Hotel New Wakasa

3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8274, Japan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service ! nice public bath, and food, highly recommended! value for money, i will surly visit again and recommend to friends !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Nara is never going to provide a luxurious experience but if you are after a spacious, clean and comfortable ryokan in a brilliant location near the World Heritage Park, gardens and shrines, then this is for you. The hotel is a bit of a walk to the town hotspots and a 1100 yen taxi ride from JR station and its... More

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Bloomfied, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Friendly, warm, hospitality even with a language problem was fantastic. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and at home, including serving me an American continental breakfast which was not part of their regular service. The Japanese dinners were delicious and presented beautifully. The hotel was spotless with a wonderful onsen furnished in simple, but good... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

When we got to the ryokan, we were a bit skeptical because the interior design of the lobby was a hodgepodge of japanese, egyptian, european themes. It seemed like the owner was inspired by all the places he had travelled. Anyway, the rooms were much nicer, clean, simple with tatami floors. They had nice robes that gave you instructions on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Conveniently located near temples, museum and deer park. This traditional Ryokan ticked all the boxes. Elegant, relaxing and affordable. The Onsen on the first floor is a perfect retreat after a day of sight seeing. The rooms are spacious, beautifully fitted out with all the western conveniences. The Japanese style breakfast is delicious and filling. Attention to detail and friendly,... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I was so glad that I decided to book this ryokan. It was super clean. All staff were very friendly and thoughtful. As soon as we arrived at the entrance they ran out and offered to take our bags. We were served tea while waiting to be checked in. The meals were delicious and pretty. We had two traditional Japanese... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A modern ryokan with some amazing in room facilities. We chose an room with it's own in room Japanese style bath and extra sitting room. (Look on the Japanese version of the ryokan's web site to choose the different options for rooms with a Japanese bath.) We had a massive sized room by Japanese standards. It was really well laid... More

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was a very good Ryokan in Nara for a quite reasonable price as far as Ryokan pricing goes (the dinner and breakfast were worth more than $120, potentially $200 just for those two in some locations). They also have a onsen which was quite enjoyable. Bed: comfy bed install on Tatami after dinner Dinner and Breakfast are included and... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had a comfortable stay at the Hotel New Wakasa. It looked more modern than the Ryokan we stayed in the past. The rooms though were the traditional rooms with tatami. We booked the room with the outdoor jacuzzi. At 17000+ yen per person per night, I expected a little more luxury and comfort. The outdoor jacuzzi could only comfortably... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The hotel is located nicely close to Nara's main attraction (or maybe because the city isn't that big?). Walking distance to Todaiji temple and several other smaller temples. From Kintetsu Nara it takes around 20 mins walking time or you may take a 5 mins taxi ride with 660 yen. Or if you take JR line, it will be about... More

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Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8274, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
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Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Nara
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Wakasa 3.5*
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