The Nara Hotel was founded in 1909 to serve as the premier guest house in the Kansai region for visiting dignitaries. It has accomodated many guests during the course of its history, imbuing its tranquil setting among the hills of Nara Park with a tanglible sense of legend. Through the Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei eras, the hotel's elegant beauty has grown more pronounced with the passage of time.
Nara, the Cradle of Japanese Civilization
As well as being the birthplace of the nation, Nara is the place where the foundations of many aspects of Japanese culture were laid down. Dotted with ancient shrines, temples, and buildings that are designated world heritage sites and national treasures, Nara is famed for the deer that roam its expansive park, and is referred to by the ancient name of mahoroba, “the utopian place.” The city retains its historical and cultural traditions and is blessed with a wealth of natural beauty.