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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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Ranked #3 of 29 Nara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Traditional japanese hotel (Ryokan) with beds on the floor and public hot springs bath. Staff was so nice, usual japanese politeness and great smiles. In 5 minutes you walk to the park (buy food for the deers because they will chase you for sure), temples and a great flea market

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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoy our stay there. The staffs have been very helpful and friendly. We had encountered some problems when checking in. They tried to solve our problem. The food was amazing. I will surely stay here again when visiting Nara.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We booked this hotel quite late and were a little concerned about finding it and some reviews which said that English speakers were hard to find. Our experience? A simple, cheap bus journey from the train station and a 2 minute walk to a lovely modern Ryokan that is tucked away on a quiet street. Everyone we met in the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had a great stay at this ryokan. The rooms are clean and with traditional tatami floors. The onsen is spacious and even though the hotel was fully booked at the time of our visit, we often had the bath to ourselves. Dinner and breakfast was a great opportunity to sample many different traditional Japanese dishes, and even though it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8274, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Wakasa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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