Overview

Overview

The promise of traditional Japanese hospitality and an assurance that your trip will be an unforgettable one

Founded more than 1,300 years ago, the ancient capital of Nara offers visitors a tapestry woven from a rich legacy of historical tradition and natural beauty.

The splendor of the Nara Hotel's stately appearance has not faded since its construction 100 years ago, and the place continues to evoke the era of its founding in compelling fashion through an imposing and magnificent presence that seems to blend seamlessly with the unique elegance of the ancient capital.

Here you will find a fusion of timeless hospitality with historical tradition passed down from the Meiji era. Above all else, we value heartfelt hospitality so that all guests may enjoy a truly memorable trip.

We invite you to explore this classic hotel, where time stands still like a gem and the commitment to hospitality continues unchanged.

Photo: Nara Hotel

Main Building

Photo: Main building, Nara Hotel

You'll find classical elegance throughout the main building, which is built of Japanese cypress in the style of a Momoyama period residence, in numerous touches such as mantelpieces in guest rooms. All rooms combine traditional charm and contemporary comfort, blending Japanese and European styles to create a beautiful and enjoyable space. Panoramic views of Nara Park and high coffered ceilings create a restful and relaxing setting for your stay.

Guest rooms in the main building

New Building

Photo: New building, Nara Hotel

The new building was built in the distinctive architectural style of the Yoshino region. All rooms face a courtyard planted with soothing greenery and feature an interior design conceived to render the brilliance of Yamato culture against a calming backdrop of oak. Rest assured that your time at Nara Hotel will be a deeply relaxing one.

Guest rooms in the new building

An ideal location from which to begin your visit

Located amidst the scenic beauty of Nara Park, famous for its deer, the Nara Hotel is surrounded by World Heritage Sites including Todaiji and Kofukuji temples and Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

A stay at the Nara Hotel puts you close to the major attractions in the city and the prefecture as well as providing superb access to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and other popular destinations.

It's excellent location makes the Nara Hotel the perfect base from which to explore all of Central and West Japan.

Nara city and Prefecture

Nara is known as the cradle of Japanese civilization.

Nara Prefecture has a great number of national treasures and the most World Cultural Heritage Sites of any prefecture in Japan.

Nara city's main tourist attractions can be accessed easily on foot from the Nara Hotel.

Major attractions in Nara

[Nara city]
Todaiji Temple: 15 minute walk from hotel (World Cultural Heritage Site)
Kofukuji Temple: 5 minute walk from hotel (World Cultural Heritage Site)
Kasuga Taisha Shrine: 20 minute walk from hotel (World Cultural Heritage Site)
Gangoji Temple: 5 minute walk from hotel (World Cultural Heritage Site)
Nara National Museum: 5 minute walk from hotel
Nara Park: 1 minute walk!

[Nara Prefecture]
Naramachi / Horyuji Temple / Mt. Yoshino / Asuka

Photo: Todaiji Temple

Kyoto

Kyoto city's main tourist attractions can be accessed in around 50 minutes from the Nara Hotel by train and on foot.

Major attractions in Kyoto

Kinkakuji Temple / Ginkakuji Temple / Kiyomizudera Temple / Toji Temple / Yasaka Shrine / Kyoto Imperial Palace / Nijo Castle / Gion / Toei Kyoto Studio Park / Arashiyama / Uji / Fushimi Inari Shrine / Mt. Hiei

Photo: Kinkakuji Temple

Osaka

Osaka's main tourist attractions can be accessed in around 60 minutes from the Nara Hotel by train and on foot.

Major attractions in Osaka

Osaka Castle / Tsutenkaku / Shin-Sekai / Universal Studios Japan / Kaiyukan Aquarium / Tennoji Zoo / National Bunraku Theater / Many big home electronics stores

Photo: Dotombori

Kobe/Himeji (Hyogo Prefecture)

Kobe and Himeji's main tourist attractions can be accessed in around 130 minutes from the Nara Hotel by train and on foot.

Major attractions in Kobe and Himeji

Former foreign settlement / Mt. Rokko / Kobe Port / Nankin-machi Chinatown / Takarazuka Theater (Takarazuka Revue) / Himeji Castle / Himeji Central Park / Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Photo: Himeji Castl

Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture)

Nagoya's main tourist attractions can be accessed in around 100 minutes from the Nara Hotel by train and on foot.

Photo: Oasis21

Tokyo

Tokyo’s major tourist attractions can be accessed in around 3 hours and 20 minutes from Nara.

Photo: Kaminarimon

Hiroshima

Hiroshima’s major tourist attractions can be accessed in around 3 hours from Nara.

Photo: Miyajima

Kyushu

Fukuoka (Hakata), the gateway to Kyushu, can be accessed in around 4 hours from Nara.

Fukuoka / Saga / Nagasaki / Oita / Kumamoto / Miyazaki / Kagoshima

Kyushu Tourism Information

Photo: Yufuin Hot Springs

Other Destinations

The Kansai region has many other tourist attractions.

Mt. Koya (Wakayama Prefecture) / Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes (Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, Wakayama Prefecture) / Lake Biwa (Shiga Prefecture)

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