All hotels in Nara, Japan
1 room, 2 adults
You can collect® Rewards nights here

Hotel New Wakasa, Nara

3.5-star3.5 stars
1 Kitahanda HigashichoNaraNara-ken630-8274Japan

3.5-star inn with indoor pool, near Todaiji Temple
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
85See all 85 reviews
From 157 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel New Wakasa, Nara

from $165
  • Traditional Room (Breakfast Included,Check in until 7pm)
  • Traditional Room (2 meals, Check in until 7pm)
  • Japanese Style Room with Mountain View
  • Japanese Twin Style Room With Private Open-Air Bath, Room 405
  • Japanese Western Style Room with Private Open-Air Bath, Room 403
  • Deluxe Room, Balcony, Mountain View (with Panoramic Bath Room)
  • Traditional Room (No Meal included,Check in until 7pm)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs) and yukata (Japanese robe).


Traditional Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Hotel New Wakasa, Nara’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel New Wakasa
  • Hotel New Wakasa Nara
  • New Wakasa
  • New Wakasa Nara


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel New Wakasa, Nara


  • Todaiji Temple - 8 min walk
  • Kofuku-ji Shrine - 9 min walk
  • Nara National Museum - 11 min walk
  • Nara Park - 13 min walk
  • Kasuga Shrine - 22 min walk
  • Nara Prefectural Art Museum - 6 min walk
  • Nara Prefectural Cultural Hall - 6 min walk
  • Nara Woman's University - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 56 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 72 min drive
  • Shinomiya station - 24 min walk
  • Takanohara station - 24 min walk
  • Kizugawa Nishi-Kizu Station - 17 min drive
  • Free valet parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 85 reviews

Hotel New Wakasa, Nara
We had reserved a non smoking room and it was confirmed Little did i know that all rooms are smoking The room we were given as soon as we entered had to exit because it had so much of smoke ordor. We asked to change the room but all rooms are smoking. The other room was better. In the night the rooms next doors smoked cigars and the smoke would Get in our roomfrom underneath the door If you some is non smoker should not stay there. Also we ordered Japanese breakfast and one if us asked for coffee instead of tea they said no and charged us for coffee one cup very very expensive and no refills it was a small cup too The location is nice
Uma, us2 night romance trip
Hotel New Wakasa, Nara
Love this place!
This place was lovely! After staying at American hotels in Tokyo, it was a treat to get the traditional Japanese experience at New Wasaka. The Japanese baths downstairs were amazing, the traditional breakfast was delicious, and the room clean & comfortable. Friendly staff! Would stay there again, 100%.
Bonnie, us1 night romance trip
Hotel New Wakasa, Nara
A wonderful modern ryokan
I love this hotel! You get the traditional ryokan experience with modern amenities. It has a massage chair in the room and bathroom and toilet are in the room as well. The staff is amazing and super helpful. The hotel is about a 10 min walk from the center of the town but it's right by Nara park so easy to access The Buddha temple. It's also nice to get away from the touristy crowd. Our breakfast was also awesome, tasty and elegant. We had a wonderful time here.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Hotel New Wakasa, Nara
Very Convenient, Near the Nara Park
Very close to all the major attractions in Nara, Japan. We took a short and pleasant walk to the Nara Park and walked back to the hotel after dinner. The staffs are extremely helpful and friendly! They also took a picture of us and print it out as gift when we checked out. The breakfast was nice, in traditional Japanese style. Highly Recommended :)
Xiaomeng, us1 night romance trip
Hotel New Wakasa, Nara
Very comfortable stay
We stayed in a japanese style room.The staffs were very polite and served us a tea while we waited for check in. A very detailed orientation of the hotel was given to us. Upon checkout, we were given a postcard of our photo as a souvenir. Overall, we had a very pleasant and comfortable stay. Definitely worth going back again in the future.
PUA, my1 night trip

See all reviews

Hotel New Wakasa, Nara

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us