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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I stayed here recently on a trip to Nara. I found the staff to be extremely helpful. When we arrived, they had a really good map of the area ready for us (very helpful) and also gave us cold fruit tea (I forget if it was orange or lemon) that was delicious. It was very hot when we arrived and...

1Thank betteskid
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I booked the hotel after some review on accommodations using TripAdvisor. Turns out to be a pretty good choice. :) The start of my journey to the hotel was from Kyoto where I took the train to the Kintetsu Nara Station. On map the walk looks manageable. However with a pretty heavy suitcase plus laptop under the hot sun... the...

1Thank CelineT17
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The hotel is a 25-minute schlep from the JR station, closer to the Keiretsu station, in a quiet neighborhood a short walk from two of the major temples and the Nara National Museum, and a short walk to 'old Kyoto'. Don't be put off by the eclectic decor of the western lobby. The staff couldn't be more helpful, storing our...

1Thank boybanker
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 April 2016

When we arrived we had a great welcome from the Hotel staff. They were very helpful and explained everything we had to know about the traditional Japanese style room. The booking included a great traditional dinner and breakfast which included ingredients we didn’t know that they exist. The hotel is near all important sites of the city. They offered us...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the New Wakasa annex. The staff is very accommodating and the rooms are very clean. Unfortunately for us, we were in a corner room with a view of a building about 4 feet away and an unpleasant odor reminiscent of cabbage. The room was very clean and relatively spacious. As in many ryokan, there is...

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Tsukuba, Japan
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This Ryokan is great, especially for first timers for Japanese Ryokan. First, the price is very reasonable with great Kaiseki dinner and breakfast included: for dinner, I was surprised that several specific foods of Nara, such as ancient cheese(I didn't know that ancient people in Nara ate cheese!!) and Kakinoha-sushi (renown mackerel Sushi wrapped with persimmon leaves), etc. Second, the...

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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This charming ryokan is a little far from the JR station but is very near the (Big Buddha) Temple. They have excellent customer service as the welcoming attendant gives a background on what a ryokan is and even offers a suggested walking route to view the popular sites in Nara. The Kaiseki they offer for dinner is delicious but the...

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We have been there in Sakura season. The meals where exceptional good and we have a beautiful japanese Style room. If you want you can try the Onsen on the first floor. The Hotel is very clean and staff is very helpful!

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I will say authentic because they have the best staff with superb Japanese manner - super helpful and caring. Nothing extraordinary special for the room, onsen and public bath as it is shown in the photo - cleanliness and spacious. Towels, shampoos, hair dryer, fridge etc are all provided in the room. It is located at quiet street, have to...

4Thank NCNG
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Walking distance to many attractions, we chose this spot because we heard of the food. Traditional meals for breakfast dinner, I thoroughly thought of it as an adventure. Billed as a ryokan, it is a modern take of a Traditional Japanese Inn. Well worth the stay.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Hotel New Wakasa

Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $195 - $598 (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
“Ask for a nice room because they definitely have some !”
 of 5 bubbles 894mathiasm, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles joonasp20, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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