The ancient capital of Nara has an even longer history than Kyoto.
Nara has retained and continues to preserve a great deal of Japanese beauty.
Nara, rightly called "the capital of tranquility", is a town whose peaceful atmosphere has remained unchanged for over 1,300 years.
Wakasa Bettei opened in spring 2014, just a stone's throw from the Todai-ji Temple World Heritage site.
Wakasa Bettei is in an ideal location for exploring all the major sightseeing spots of Nara.
Located just a 5-minute walk from the Todai-ji Temple World Heritage site (home of the Great Buddha of Nara), the ryokan is also close to the famous Nara Park and Kofuku-ji Temple.
Wakasa Bettei is not only great for sightseeing in Nara, but also offers great access to Kyoto and Osaka.
The area around the ryokan boasts the most national treasures in the prefecture, and represents a simply unmissable sightseeing destination.
The Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple, famous for the large statue of the Buddha it houses, is one of Nara's most famous destinations, and also one of the largest wooden structures in the world.Many of Kofuku-ji Temple's architectural structures are national treasures, and the beautiful view of the five-story pagoda from Sarusawa Pond is a symbolic piece of Nara scenery.
Go a little further afield and you will find other refined sightseeing spots, like Mt. Wakakusa and Kasuga Taisha.
We hope you will have a great trip and enjoy immersing yourself in history and nature.