A 12-minute walk from the Kintetsu Nara Train Station, Hotel New Wakasa offers Japanese-style rooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring. A spacious public bath and foot bath is available for guests to relax in. Free luggage before and after check-in is available on site. Free WiFi is available at the entire building.

The air-conditioned rooms feature Japanese futon bedding and a separate seating area. Each provides a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en suite bathroom includes a hairdryer.

Guests can go to the roof terrace for a beautiful view of the Mount Wakakusa and the Todaiji Temple. A private spa pool with the same view can be requested with an extra cost.

A Japanese dinner and breakfast are served in the dining room.

New Wakasa Hotel is an 5-minute walk from the Todaiji Temple, and a 15-minute walk from the Nara Park. It is also an 8-minute walk from Isuien and an 80-minute bus ride from Kansai Airport. The property provides free guided tours in English to guests as a service. English maps and information are available on site as well.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

This is our guests' favourite part of Nara, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Hotel New Wakasa has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Feb 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Nara, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian

Private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I’m Aini. I want to ask about the meal. For religious reason, we prefer vegetarian meals, is it possible for that? And do you have private onsen?
    We have vegetarian meal. And we have private onsen.
    Answered on 5 April 2022
  • Is the room have private outdoor hot pool?
    There are some rooms.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?
    It corresponds. Please inform us in advance of the date of accommodation.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?
    Last dinner start time is PM 7:00 please.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • What time are the communal baths available?
    It's PM 4:00 start.
    Answered on 6 September 2019

Hosted by Naohiro Shimotani

9.3
Host review score

Naohiro Shimotani
We can keep your bags before and after check in. English sightseeing map and information are available. Sightseeing (Our hotel is located in the area of Nara Park and the Daibutsuden Hall of Todaiji Temple.) Please take a taxi to our hotel from the station. 5 minutes on foot to Nara Park where you can play with wild deer. 7 minutes on foot to the Daibutuden Hall of Todaiji Temple. Our hotel's location is very convenient for sightseeing, close to Nigatsudo Hall, Mt. Wakakusa, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, National Museum, Kohfukuji Temple and the old town of Nara. Strolling We recommend strolling in the early morning and seeing night view around our hotel. English Guided Tour For foreign tourists, Free English guide for sightseeing spots in Nara is available (Advance reservation is required). It is an individual tour. The guide ma
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5 minutes on foot to Nara Park where you can play with wild deer. 7 minutes on foot to the Daibutuden Hall of Todaiji Temple. Our hotel's location is very convenient for sightseeing, close to Nigatsudo Hall, Mt. Wakakusa, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, National Museum, Kohfukuji Temple and the old town of Nara. Strolling We recommend strolling in the early morning and seeing night view around our hotel.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese,Chinese
Property surroundings *
2 restaurants on site

    Restaurant #1

    Cuisine: Asian

    Restaurant #2

    Cuisine: Asian

Facilities of Hotel New Wakasa
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
Bedroom
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Live music/performance Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Wellness
  • Massage chair
  • Full body massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa facilities
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

House rules

Hotel New Wakasa takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

16:00 - 19:30

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Curfew

Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 00:00 and 05:30

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 2 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

No cots or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Hotel New Wakasa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 06:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests arriving after check-in hours (22:00) must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. If the property is not informed, the booking may be treated as a no show.

Extra charges apply for guests travelling with children of 2 to 12 years of age. Please contact the property directly for more detail.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

Please inform Hotel New Wakasa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests must check in by 19:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Hotel New Wakasa

  • Check-in at Hotel New Wakasa is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Hotel New Wakasa is 1.7 miles from the centre of Nara.

  • Guests staying at Hotel New Wakasa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian

  • Room options at Hotel New Wakasa include:

    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Family

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hotel New Wakasa on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel New Wakasa by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 20min

  • Hotel New Wakasa offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Open-air bath
    • Walking tours
    • Spa facilities
    • Live music/performance
    • Public Bath
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Foot bath
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Full body massage
    • Massage chair
    • Entertainment staff

  • Yes, Hotel New Wakasa is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Hotel New Wakasa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Hotel New Wakasa has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant