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9.1

Exceptional

96 reviews

96 reviews

Housekeeping3
Children's activities1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Nara Prefectural Museum

240 m

Taikichi Irie Historic Residence Site

240 m

Kaidan-do

250 m

Yoshikien

320 m

7 eleven

320 m

Popular landmarks
Nara National Museum

510 m

Todai-ji Temple

530 m

Kofuku-ji Temple

590 m

Nara Park

860 m

Nigatsu-do Temple

950 m

Closest landmarks
Nara Prefectoral Office

280 m

Nara-kitamachi motorpool

320 m

Back Garden

450 m

Tegaimon

480 m

National Treasure Museum - Kōfuku-ji

480 m

New Wakasa Annex Hotel

1 Kitahanda Higashimachi, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8274 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Strategically situated in Nara, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nara Park. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

700 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Inside city center

Wellness

Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [indoor]

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Spa

Swimming pool [indoor]

Check-in/out [private]

Sauna

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 8 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.9 km

Rooms available at New Wakasa Annex Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.8

Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Room with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 futons
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Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open Air Bath
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-Style Twin Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Twin Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style with Bath A
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style with Bath B
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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303 Japanese Style Room with Outdoor Bath
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, New Wakasa Annex Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at New Wakasa Annex Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2198 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What is the smoking policy at New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

New Wakasa Annex Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to New Wakasa Annex Hotel is Kintetsu Nara Train Station, 700 m away.

What restaurants are nearby New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

Restaurants including Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru are popular in New Wakasa Annex Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Nara.

What popular shopping places are close to New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

Shopping options in New Wakasa Annex Hotel’s Nara neighborhood include Higashimuki Shopping Street, Yumekaze Plaza and Sikaya.

What are popular attractions near New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

New Wakasa Annex Hotel’s location in the Nara neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to New Wakasa Annex Hotel?

New Wakasa Annex Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Mumuroji located in the same Nara area.

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What people love about New Wakasa Annex Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Everyone in this hotel was super nice and respectful.The hotel was really clean."

    marissa

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    June 25, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "I got the best sleep of our trip during our night here, the futons were surprisingly comfortable and the location was quiet and peaceful."

    LAUREN

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    November 11, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Room was spacious and the private rooftop onsen was very nice."

    Radford

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    November 21, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 241 Nara properties
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Room comfort score
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
9.5/10
Better than
99
%
of Nara properties
Better than
98
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of Nara properties
Better than
93
%
of Nara properties
Better than
92
%
of Nara properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
96 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.1
Location
8.8
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More about New Wakasa Annex Hotel

More about New Wakasa Annex Hotel

New Wakasa Annex Hotel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nara, New Wakasa Annex Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Nara has to offer.
All offerings provided by New Wakasa Annex Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the ryokan keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the New Wakasa Annex Hotel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ryokan. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at New Wakasa Annex Hotel. Enjoy your stay even more at the ryokan, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the ryokan you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at New Wakasa Annex Hotel. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the ryokan assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the ryokan's vending machines.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at New Wakasa Annex Hotel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the ryokan's pool. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the ryokan's hiking trails.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Nara! A great museum trip can be had at Nara National Museum located 510 m away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to other accommodations in Nara, facilities here are rated higher than 96% of them.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 98% of other accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this ryokan's room comfort is rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in Nara.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Asian

Location

1 Kitahanda Higashimachi, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8274
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    37.9 km
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    55.7 km
Public transportation
  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
    710 m
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    710 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Asuka acupuncture moxibustion bonesetting
    630 m
Shopping
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    700 m
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    310 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    270 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Isuien Garden
    360 m
  • Nara National Museum
    510 m
  • Todai-ji Temple
    530 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    590 m
  • Nara Park
    860 m
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    950 m
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    1.5 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    3.7 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    4.7 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    5.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Nara Prefectural Museum
    240 m
  • Taikichi Irie Historic Residence Site
    240 m
  • Kaidan-do
    250 m
  • Nara Prefectoral Office
    280 m
  • Yoshikien
    320 m
  • Nara-kitamachi motorpool
    320 m
  • 7 eleven
    320 m
  • Pond Garden
    330 m
  • Front Garden
    360 m
  • Isuien Garden
    360 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 13 year(s).

Others
  • Guests who reserved a room with dinner must check in before 07:00 PM. or dinner cannot be served and no refund provided.
  • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2198 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2014

Reviews of New Wakasa Annex Hotel from real guests

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9.1
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.1
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality9.8
Service9.5
Value for money8.6
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (38)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (16)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (10)

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10.0
Exceptional
Margaret from United States
Couple
Japanese Style with Bath B
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Excellent hotel!”

Extremely pleased with New Wakasa Annex Hotel. From check in to check out, the staff went above and beyond. Dinner and breakfast were included during our stay. The amount and quality of food you receive is simply extraordinary. Some of the best Japanese cuisine I've had. The facilities are spotless. Our room was spotless. The location is a short walk to Nara Park. There is a lot to see and the hotel staff will help you with directions and recommendations. I hope to stay here again and will recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

Reviewed November 29, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Josephine from Indonesia
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Clean traditional hotel with private bath”

Clean, attentive staff, quiet

The staff were very welcoming and tried their best to speak in english with us as we didn't understand japanese. We booked the traditional japanese room, so we had to remove our shoes and placed them in a shoe locker before entering the property. The room was clean enough for a traditional tatami mat room; I'm quite allergic to dust, but I didn't have allergy issues during my stay in the room. They were also nice enough to serve us hot tea two times during our one-night stay (once during check-in, and one more time at night) and gave us postcards and pretty little bags as souvenirs to bring home. The only downside is probably the location. It's about a 10-15min walk to Nara downtown, so if you did not book the room with dinner meal, you'll have to walk quite a distance to the restaurant areas. We also had zero issues with noise even though there was a group of school children staying at the property during our stay. Well recommended!

Reviewed November 05, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
LAUREN from United States
Couple
Japanese Style with Bath B
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Charming Nara hotel (ryokan?) with excellent hospitality.”

I loved our traditional room with tatami mats and the open air bath on the balcony. I got the best sleep of our trip during our night here, the futons were surprisingly comfortable and the location was quiet and peaceful. The kaiseki dinner was for the most part lovely. It was pretty traditional but I was able to enjoy about 90% of the food and the quality and presentation were excellent. The staff was absolutely welcoming and friendly, and they even included a magic show (the magician spoke English and Japanese, which was awesome). For breakfast we chose between a Western and traditional Japanese breakfast, and my husband enjoyed the Western breakfast but I have to be honest and say the traditional Japanese breakfast wasn't as enjoyable as the dinner for me. Still a lovely experience though! Other highlights were the warm welcome during check-in, they gave us some lovely yuzu tea and carried our bags to our room. They also gave a tour of the hotel. Very close to Nara park, also!

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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8.3
Excellent
Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Excellent service and v nice room”

Staff are v polite and helpful; v tidy and clean room; public bath is great.

Cosy place. Very clean and new facilities. Don't have chance to try the food there. Took a bit time to walk from the subway (>15mins). But it's quite close to Nara Park. Excellent place for family w kids. No night life in Nara so have to go to bed early.

Reviewed August 05, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Robert from Germany
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Fantastic experience!”

Traditional tatami-rooms, staff, atmosphere in total!

Fantastic ryokan close to Nara park (deer), with great atmosphere. Tip: Get the Japanese breakfast. All in all must-do experience.

Reviewed August 25, 2015

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7.6
Very good
LIWEN from China
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

location, clean”

location is very good, near nara park and almost all the transportation, room is clean but not so traditional, onsen is normal, not much view for onsen.. food is just about average if compared to other ryokan in japan, staff is good, sending us a postcard and taking a instant photo of us when check out.

Reviewed January 31, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
LEI from China
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Perfect”

perfect traditional Japanese food, nice spa, nice staff

Hotel is very new with good location. the room is very clean. Hotel own SPA. and perfect dinner!!

Reviewed March 17, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
marissa from United States
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great place”

Everyone in this hotel was super nice and respectful.The hotel was really clean. The theme was exactly what I was expecting plus more. It is very different from the other hotels in japan since it’s a ryokan. The only negative side is WiFi was really slow.

Reviewed June 25, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Angela from Australia
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Excellent”

Very nice hotel in a great location - perfect for the Japanese gardens, plus key temples and shines. The hotel even gave us a guide for the day, for free, who spoke English; that was a big bonus.

Reviewed November 21, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
SHANSHAN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

very excellent service and staff, best hotel of my last trip to Japan.

Reviewed January 07, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Kelley from United States
Couple
Japanese Style with Bath B
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Lovely”

The staff is fantastic, you can't beat the location. If you're looking for a luxurious get-away with real authenticity this is the place! The meals were delicious- only opt for them if you are up to try legitimate Japanese cuisine. We had a wonderful time. Tips: Check in early, they give you deer cookies upon check in! Feel free to store your bags there before check in time and explore the park, they were very gracious. The privates baths only fit one person.

Reviewed June 11, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Stez from Singapore
Couple
Japanese-Style Superior Room with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Great Ryokan Stay!”

The Keiseke Dinner and Room is fantastic!

Reviewed May 05, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Erick from Indonesia
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Top Service”

Service, Clean, New

Very pleasant stay. staff were very helpful.

Reviewed November 30, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Lynette from Singapore
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Great Japanese Style Hotel”

We do enjoy our stay.

Reviewed March 26, 2017

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4.8
Paul from Netherlands
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Ok hotel but staff has to become international”

We stayed there for two nights room is OK, but willingness and helpfulness of Staff is really not so good

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Lo from Taiwan
Couple
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Great!”

:)

Reviewed October 06, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
YAU from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Japanese Style with Bath B
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Exceptional”

Best location but the ckeck-out time is at 10:00am

Reviewed December 30, 2022

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7.6
Very good
KA from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese-Style Superior Room with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

2 story Spacy Cute Japan Home”

Very cute Japanese style home and very value for money. It has all essential facilities including washing machine, bath tub, fire stove etc. Please minded that the check in place is in a different location of the stay.

Reviewed December 21, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Radford from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Exceptional”

The staff was very accommodating to our dietary requests (gluten, dairy and egg free). Some of the best meals we had on our trip. Room was spacious and the private rooftop onsen was very nice.

Reviewed November 22, 2022

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9.3
Exceptional
Robert from Germany
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Fantastic experience!”

Traditional tatami-rooms, staff, atmosphere in total!
Reviewed August 25, 2015

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