Hotel New Wakasa

Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8274, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located on 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, is near Nara Park, Nara Deer Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Horyuji Temple.
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      Day trip to Nara

      A travel blog entry by on Dec 09, 2014

      ... what they were making: "Rice and rice". "OK then, I guess I will try one of each!" One was a 7-spice rice cracker, and the other was a soft green rice ball coated in sesame flour and had a sweet red bean filling in the middle. I also tried leaf sushi where the salmon was somewhere between fresh and smoked. Really nice!)

      "Return to your lodgings or one of the main train stations." (Check, I took the JR train back to Kyoto. Overall it was ...

      A fascinating shrine

      A travel blog entry by juliebowers on Sep 13, 2014

      1 comment, 12 photos

      ... the donors name. The route is dotted with dozens of smaller shrines flanked by stone pairs of foxes called 'kitsune' often drapped with a vermilion 'votive bib'. Worshippers see these statues as messengers to the gods and will even worship them like a deity.

      Back into the city to visit the Botanical Gardens. Not the best time to visit as not too much in flower but the greenhouse was definitely worth a visit ...

      The old Capital

      A travel blog entry by andiontheroad on Apr 26, 2014

      17 photos

      ... try.

      Hot baths are obviously part of the culture in Japan and every hotel room as a bath, it might be tiny but it will work. This one was maybe 1.4m long and probably a 1m deep. Interestingly the mark of the water is only half way up the bath tub but when I got in the water level rose up to the brim, which gives you an idea of how small it is and how folded up I was. The water is really hot. I would guess something like 40 - ...


      A travel blog entry by pwong on Dec 28, 2013

      15 photos

      ... is almost always done flawlessly.

      Today showed some of the best examples of the Japanese penchant for detail, which started with a pancake breakfast that, while delicious, was probably more art than food, with a banana carefully trimmed of half of its peel, and beautifully bruleed. It's not something that the average person could do without butchering the banana or slicing off a finger, but that type of kitchen technique is commonplace ...

      Talia saves the day!

      A travel blog entry by hreljacsinasia on Nov 02, 2013

      2 photos

      ... a mountain but rather a big hill we decided against it anyways. After that we decided to head back to Kyoto and grab an early dinner at the place where we've been having breakfast and both of us ordered clubs that turned out to be delicious. It's funny though because they put tarter sauce on it, oddly enough it was delicious and I think the Japanese are on to something with this chicken and tarter sauce thing. Overall today was another wonderful day ...