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Welcome to Nara Hotel


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.

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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.

Map of Japan: Location of Nara Hotel in relation to major cities and airports
Guest Rooms

Located among the hills of Nara Park, Nara Hotel has retained the classical elegance of the Meiji and Taisho eras since its founding 1909. We are proud of our unchanged commitment to hospitality.

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Savor the luxurious warmth created by our blend of exquisite cuisine and special hospitality. Dine in the restaturants of your choice for a memorable vacation.

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Nara Hotel provides six banquet halls so you can choose the perfect venue for your seminar, wedding, or other special event.

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Our History

Frequented by historical figures for over 100 years, Nara Hotel, presents a stately and luxurious appearance that still recalls the era in which it was founded in a corner of Nara Park.

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Annual Events in Nara

1st - Hatsumode - Temples and shrines all over Nara
15th - Ochamori - Saidaiji Temple
4th Saturday - Wakakusayama Hill mountain burning
3rd - Mantoro lantern festival - Kasuga Taisha Shrine
1st–14th - Shunie - Todaiji Temple
30th–Apr 5th - Hanaeshiki Ceremony -Yakushiji Temple
2nd Sunday - Ochamori - Saidaiji Temple
1st - Kenpyosai - Himuro Shrine
11th–12th - Takigiono - Kasuga Taisha Shrine/Kofukuji Temple
19th - Uchiwamaki - Toshodaiji Temple
5th–7th - Kaizan-ki - Toshodaiji Temple
Mid July–late September - Light-up Promenade Nara - Various spots in Nara city
7th - Daibutsu-sama ominugui - Todaiji Temple
5th–14th - Nara Tokae - Nara Park
15th - Daimonji Okuribi - Mt. Takamado-yama
14th–15th - Chugen Mantoro - Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Moon viewing festival - Temples and shrines all over Nara
Uneme Matsuri Festival - Uneme Shrine
Deer antler cutting ceremony - Foundation for the Protection of Deer in Nara Park
Late October–early November - Shoso-in Exhibition
13th - Jionne - Yakushiji and Kofukuji temples - alternate years
15th–18th - Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri Festival - Kasuga Taisha Shrine

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Telephone Inquiries


Mon to Fri: 09:00-22:00
Sat, Sun, and public holidays: 09:00-20:00

Current time in Japan: 09:09

*We are able to respond to inquiries in English and Japanese.

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