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Hotel New Wakasa

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We had a pleasant stay during our visit in Nara on December. The staffs were friendly and informative by showing us the routes to major attractions, not to mention their first class services. The room is spacious and clean. There is also free Onsen in the hotel. The dinner and breakfast were artistically presented and delicious. I will definitely come...

1Thank B7andon
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A Japanese style modern ryoukan located about 10 minute brisk walk to the entrance to the famous Nara Todaiji temple. The location is all about the food and the dinner in particular which is a fair keiseki style offering. There is no western food offering (apparently) but that should not be problem for any reasonable traveller. The room (tatami mat)...

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stayed in Hotel New Wakasa for two nights on September. The staff were amazingly welcoming and did everything they could to give us the best experience. Room was great and came with a massage chair. Traditional dinner served in our room while dressed in our yukatas was fun and memorable.

1Thank yokoji w
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We spent one night at this hotel while we made a quick visit to Nara. We booked the traditional Japanese room, and I highly recommend this to every foreigner who visits this hotel. The room was very spacious and it even had a little chill out room at the back which was very nice. The people working at this hotel...

2Thank Joonas P
Hong Kong
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Stayed only one night in the hotel and regretted not staying in Nara for one more day. Hotel location, for me and my fiancee is great, it is located 5 mins from Todaiji and Nara Park, 7 - 8 mins from another World Heritage site the Kasuga shrine. Room is big and with a nice mountain view, service is immaculate...

Thank markhongkong
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Service was excellent. A staff introduced the way to the room, the way to wear yukata and use the hotspring, and even helped to plan a sightseeing route in our room. There was a hot spring bath to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. The room with 2 meals is not cheap but I guess it is about...

1Thank NicWang
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Very high quality room and service. We stayed in a traditional twin room which had all the amenities you should need. The breakfast was never ending and was a surprise. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Zlin, Czech Republic
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I really can recommend this type hotel like an expirience from our travel in Japan.I know that such style is done "for tourist", but very pleasant. The staff of reception was very polite and helpful and good speaking english. You can use your own yukata (homedress - its prepared in every room) over the whole hotel. And every evening some...

Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a taxi from the train station to the Ryokan. On our way we saw so many deer! When we arrived at the Ryokan, it looked cosy, clean and beautiful. The hospitality of staff of course is unparallel! We were promptly taken to our spacious Japanese style room. The door opened to a little landing with...

1Thank Nisha A
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Wakasa Annex, which is the annex part of this hotel. It is hard to say how great this place was in words - the staff made it amazing for us! The room is beautiful, traditional Japanese. It with a modern edge - very beautiful and very comfortable. The beds laid out are superbly comfy, it is...

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Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $193 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Wakasa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“direction west is off the main and noisy road”
 of 5 bubbles 811WalterS, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Park view is better”
 of 5 bubbles 104bernardd, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The japanese style Roms are very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles baerli-bu, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“For foreigners, take the Traditional room for the experience.”
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