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Kasuga Hotel
Kasuga Hotel
2 minutes' walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. Located next to the Kofuku-ji Temple grounds, this hotel is perfect for sightseeing. Enjoy open-air baths and seasonal kaiseki cuisine. Spacious guest rooms with private open-air baths are available for guests seeking to make the most of their vacation.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line) Exit 2: About 2 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Tenri IC and continue along Route 169 for about 8 km (about 20 min), then Route 369 for less than 1 km (about 1 min). Head towards Kofuku-ji Temple and Kintetsu Nara Station.
Piazza Hotel Nara
Piazza Hotel Nara
Whether you've visited Nara before or it's your first visit, come discover your very own "Nara." Guests are promised a space that is a rank above the rest.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take a limousine bus to the east exit of JR Nara Station (about 90 min), and it is less than 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway from Koriyama IC and take Route 24 for about 16 km (about 20 min). Landmark: JR Nara Station.
Onyado Nono Nara (Dormy Inn chain)
Onyado Nono Nara (Dormy Inn chain)
Located in Nara - the ancient capital which has many national treasure-grade cultural heritages - this lodging is about a 1-minute walk from JR Nara Station, making it the perfect base for sightseeing and business.
As a ‘modern inn’ which features the refreshing feeling of all tatami-flooring and Japanese-style tenderness and charm, this lodging will aid guests on their journey to experience Japan. All guestrooms feature free Wi-Fi and wired Internet connection.

[Large Communal Baths]
The lodging features Yoshinozakura no Yu, a gender-segregated, large communal bath with a natural hot spring; semi open-air baths where guests can warm up while feeling the comfortable outdoor air; and popular jar baths where guests can enjoy a leisurely individual soak.
Area: 1F
Hours: 15:00 - 10:00 next day (only sauna is stopped 1:00 - 5:00)

[Breakfast]
The lodging provides a breakfast that allows guest to enjoy a menu of various local cuisine, including Asuka nabe, a heart-warming hot pot with chicken and plenty of vegetables stewed in a milk-based soup; Miwa somen noodles; Nara Prefecture-sourced pork teppanyaki; and more.

[Yonaki Soba Noodles]
Every day from 21:00 to 23:00, ‘Yonaki soba noodles’ are available free of charge. Savor Dormy Inn’s special, lightly flavored soy sauce ramen.
Venue: 1F Dining Room
(For those that don’t make it on time, there’s a consolation service of cup ramen noodles available from 23:00 to 25:00.)

[Nearby Sightseeing Facilities]
- Kashihara Jingu: About 1 hour by car; about 1 hour by train from Kintetsu Nara Station.
- Ise Jingu: About 2 hours 30 minutes by car.
- Mount Koya: About 2 hours 10 minutes by car.
How to get there?
[By Train]
- From Kyoto: About 50 min to the lodging.
- From Osaka: About 50 min to the lodging.
- From Kintetsu Nara Station: About 10 min on foot.
- From JR Nara Station: About 1 min on foot.
[By Plane]
- From Osaka Itami Airport: About 60 min to JR Nara Station.
- From Kansai International Airport: About 90 min to JR Nara Station.
[By Car]
- Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road from the Horai Ramp.
- Exit the Keinawa Expressway from Kizu IC.
Hotel Obana (Formerly: Hotel Sunroute Nara)
Hotel Obana (Formerly: Hotel Sunroute Nara)
Just 8 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station. Come and experience to the full the famous World Heritage Site that is Nara, and enjoy a hearty breakfast made by professionals.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Railway): 8 min on foot.
By car: 20 min from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Tenri IC.
Nara Tsukihi-tei Ryokan
Nara Tsukihi-tei Ryokan
Enjoy traditional, seasonal Japanese cuisine depicting the changing seasons, at this inn surrounded by the popular Kasugayama Primeval Forest world heritage site.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: About 90 minutes by taxi at around JPY 25,000; 100 minutes by bus at around JPY 1,800.
From Nara Station (JR Yamatoji Line, Nara Line, Sakurai Line): About 50 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by taxi at around JPY 2,000.
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line): About 30 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi at around JPY 1,300.
The nearest station is Kintetsu Nara Station.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road at Horai IC, and continue along National Route 369, then Prefectural Route 1. The hotel is 3 minutes from Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Koto-no-yado Musashino
Koto-no-yado Musashino
A hotel inside Nara Park where you can see Mt. Wakakusa in front, Kasuga Shrine to the right and the Colossal Hall of the Great Buddha to the left. Famous deer of Nara Park come in to the hotel gate! Seasonal cuisine is very popular among guests.

*Upon arrival, guests will be warmly welcomed with a serving of matcha (powdered green tea) and traditional Japanese sweets handmade by the head chef.

*Female guests may try on a colored yukata with obi belt for free! A staff will be on hand to assist with putting on the yukata. Don't miss this opportunity to try on Japan's traditional garment.

*At breakfast, guests will be served milk delivered fresh from the farm. (For guests who cannot consume milk, please inform the staff in advance. A different menu will be prepared.)

*For breakfast, please choose between a Japanese-style meal or a Western-style meal. You will be asked to select at check-in.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Line): 30 min on foot or 6 min by taxi.
Nara Hakushikaso
Nara Hakushikaso
This hotel is located near to Kintetsu Nara Station and Nara Park, offering great access to transportation and the various leisure spots. Relax in the ancient cypress bath with attached Jacuzzi.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line) Exit 1: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road at Horai IC and continue along Route 369 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Mikasa Ryokan
Mikasa Ryokan
Just 10 minutes from Kintetsu Nara Station on the free shuttle bus, Mikasa Ryokan is equipped with open-air baths and a beautiful view of Nara from the dining room. Guests can use the on-site free of charge.
The guestrooms are Japanese-style rooms with tatami flooring, futons, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. A number of guestrooms have private open-air baths.
The lodging is located close to UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasugayama Primeval Forest, and is also just 10 minutes by car to Mt. Wakakusa with its magnificent views of Nara, and 7 minutes by car to Todai-ji Temple.
It is equipped with a relaxing massage service, a lobby lounge on the 3rd floor that overlooks scenic views, and a number of large communal baths.
Enjoy Japanese cuisine made with fresh local ingredients at restaurant Kasugano, and in the private dining rooms of the 'Yuka-tei' dining space.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (JR Yamatoji Line), East Exit: 15 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Tenri IC and continue along Route 169 for about 10 km (about 20 min).
Shiki-tei
Shiki-tei
This authentic Japanese-style ryokan embodies the very essence of the country's ancient capital.
10 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station, Shikitei is within walking distance of Todai-ji Temple, Koufuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine World Heritage sites. Come and meet the deer roaming free just outside your guest room window!
Food allergies, preferences in the menu, and religious dietary restrictions can be accommodated if requests are made in advance. Final check-in is at 19:00. Please note that guests arriving later than 19:00 may not be served dinner.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line), East Exit: 15 min on foot or 4 min by taxi.
Nara Royal Hotel
Nara Royal Hotel
The hotel is located close to the World Heritage Site Heijo Palace, and is one of the few hotels with a hot spring in Nara.
The Tenpyo no Yu Bath, which draws its water from 800 meters underground, has a variety of positive effects and is also regularly used by locals.
Whether you use the hotel as a starting point for sightseeing in Nara or as a space to enjoy a relaxed hotel stay, the staff look forward to your visit.
The free parking lot, which can house up to 230 vehicles, is also a guest favorite.
How to get there?
From Shin-Omiya Station (Kintetsu Nara Line), North Exit: About 10 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24 for about 10 km (about 20 min).
Asukasou
Asukasou
This is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan located close to major tourist spots such as Nara Park, which is famous for all of its deer, Kofuku-ji Temple, and Todai-ji Temple with its Great Buddha. It is about a 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Railway): 10 min on foot.
By car: 20 min from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Tenri IC.
Hotel Asyl Nara Annex
Hotel Asyl Nara Annex
Located along the Route 24 Bypass and featuring free parking, this hotel is great for those traveling by car. Guests can relax in the hotel's large shared baths.
How to get there?
From JR Nara Station, East Exit: Take a bus bound for Rokujoyama at the JR Nara Bus Terminal. Get off at the Sanjo-oji Icchome bus stop (approx. 12 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Expressway at Horai IC and continue along Route 369 for about 8 min, then Route 24 for about 1 min towards Kashihara. Take a left at the first set of traffic lights.
Nara Washington Hotel Plaza
Nara Washington Hotel Plaza
This hotel is very convenient for both leisure and business, located on Sanjo-dori in the center of Nara, just a brief walk from JR Nara Station. The well-equipped, clean guest rooms are sure to please even the most discerning of guests.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station: About 6 minutes on foot.
From JR Nara Station: About 5 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Yamato Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24.
Daibutsukan
Daibutsukan
Please spend a fulfilling Nara at this relaxing hotel, where you can see the Goju no To (Five Story Pagoda) and open greensward where you can watch groups of deer play when you open the curtain.
How to get there?
From JR Nara Station (JR Kansai Line, Kyoto Line), Central Exit east side: 20 min on foot or 10 min by taxi.
Nara Machiya Wakasa Bettei
Nara Machiya Wakasa Bettei
This small lodging located right near the territory of Todaiji Temple had its grand opening in April 2014. This is an excellent place to stay for those who want to experience the beauty of Nara.
How to get there?
From Kansai Airport: Take the limousine bus bound for Nara and get off at Kintetsu Nara Station (90 min). From there it takes about 10 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
From Kintetsu-Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line): about 10 min on foot or 5 min by taxi at around JPY 700 (as of Feb. 2015).
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna road at Horai IC. Landmark: Nara Prefectural Government Office.
Hotel New Wakasa
Hotel New Wakasa
Just 5 minutes' walk from Nara Park and the Daibutsu-den, this ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) offers rooms with private open-air baths. A communal bath was installed in February of 2011. The inn serves traditional kaiseki cuisine with Nara specialties.

At the Wakasa Annex, smoking is prohibited in guestrooms, but guests may smoke on the veranda and in the garden space.
Japanese/Western-style rooms with twin beds feature wooden architecture with a warm atmosphere, a twin room with semi-double beds, and a 6-tatami mat Japanese-style room with Okinawan tatami. Enjoy the sight of Mt. Wakakusa and Todai-ji Temple’s Great Buddha Hall while relaxing in the outdoor bath.
*The outdoor bath is not equipped with a washing area or shower. These are available in the guestroom indoor bath.
*When used among 3 or more guests, there will be beds for 2 guests and futons will be prepared in the Japanese-style room.
‘Zen’ type rooms allow for beds, feature flooring with 10 mats of Okinawan tatami, and are simplistic while also giving off a sense of high quality. They are equipped with storage beds, allowing guests to enjoy a free layout. Soak in the bath and relax while gazing out at Mt. Wakakusa and Todai-ji Temple’s Great Buddha Hall.
*The outdoor bath is not equipped with a washing area or shower. These are available in the guestroom indoor bath.
*Use of storage beds is limited to 2 guests. For reservations for groups of 3 or more guests, the lodging will prepare futons.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take a limousine bus bound for Nara and get off at Kintetsu Nara Station (about 90 minutes). It is about 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Meihan Expressway at Tenri IC and continue along Route 169 for about 15 minutes (8 km). Head towards Nara Prefectural Office.
Comfort Hotel Nara
Comfort Hotel Nara
Just a 3-minute walk from JR Nara Station! This hotel opened in February 2008. Complimentary breakfast is available, and all rooms have wired / wireless LAN internet connection. Excellent location for either business or leisure travel.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (JR Kansai Line) East Exit: About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24 for about 15 minutes.
Nara Hotel
Nara Hotel
Nara Hotel is a traditional Japanese building with 100 years of history that provides elegant guestrooms that feature free Wi-Fi.
Located in Nara Park, it offers a view of the old capital of Nara and its historical sightseeing spots.
The comfortable guestrooms - which utilize warm colors - are furnished with floor to ceiling windows, LCD satellite TVs, and mini bars.
During your stay, take one of Nara Hotel's rental bicycles to explore the old capital, or relax with their massage service.
There's also a gift shop in the hotel. At the restaurant, Hanagiku, enjoy seasonal Japanese cuisine.
At the tea lounge overlooking the park scenery, guests are served the patissier's special original cakes and select teas.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Railway): 15 min on foot; 5 min by car. Alternatively, take a bus bound for Tenri/Sakurai to the Nara Hotel bus stop and it is 1 min from there.
Nara Park Hotel
Nara Park Hotel
This hotel has an open-air bath in their natural onsen (hot springs). The facilities and service are good. You can enjoy the 1300-year old Kyutei cuisine (dishes once served in palace).
How to get there?
From Yamato-Saidaiji Station (Kintetsu Railway Nara Line): 8 min by car.

By car: 1 min from Daini-Hanna Road Horai IC
Hotel Nikko Nara
Hotel Nikko Nara
In addition to the private baths equipped in each guestroom, guests can also enjoy a Japanese-style large communal bath.
The hotel is adjacent to JR Nara Station which provides direct access on the JR Line from Kyoto and Osaka. Make full use of your Japan Rail Pass! It is near the Airport Limousine Bus stop and is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, temples, and shrines.
A parking lot is available for an additional charge (space for 217 vehicles on B1 and B2 floors).
Free Wi-Fi is available.
Muslim-friendly food available.

Breakfast
Japanese/Western style buffet in the restaurant or banquet hall.
*Breakfast venue is not selectable.
Enjoy a varied menu perfect for getting the day started off right. About 40 dishes - including local Nara specialties such as Nara style pickles, sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves, and tea porridge - are available.
How to get there?
From Kobe Airport: Take the Port Liner to Sannomiya Station. It takes about 95 min from there to Kintetsu Nara Station. It is about 12 min on foot from there.
From Kansai International Airport: About 90 min by limousine bus.
From Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport): About 60 min by limousine bus.

From JR Osaka Station: About 49 min via the Yamatoji Rapid train.
From JR Kyoto Station: About 44 min via the Miyakoji Rapid train.
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Railway): 5 min by car.
From JR Nara Station, West Exit: 1 min on foot. (Hotel Nikko Nara is directly connected with the West Exit of JR Nara Station.)

By car: 8 km from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Koriyama IC or about 33 min from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Tenri IC.
Hotel Asyl Nara
Hotel Asyl Nara
This warm and inviting hotel has a relaxing lobby space with a fireplace and hearths, and uses wood throughout the building. Superior type rooms, renovated in 2011, are 32 square-meter Western-style with Japanese sense.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (JR Kansai Line, Yamatoji Line) East Exit: About 5 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Keinawa Expressway at Kitsu IC and continue along Route 25 for about 15 minutes (5 km).
Smile Hotel Nara
Smile Hotel Nara
This hotel is just 2 minutes on foot from JR Nara Station. It offers easy access to Nara's world heritage temples and shrines such as Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofuku-ji Temple, and more. The hotel's staff are available 24 hours a day.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take a Nara Line limousine bus (via Nishi-Meihan) and disembark at the JR Nara Ekimae bus stop. It is 2 min on foot from Exit No. 10 of the East Entrance.
By Car: About 23 min from Tenri IC off the Nishi-Meihan Expressway.
Tenpyo Ryokan
Tenpyo Ryokan
Located just 1 minute on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station, this inn provides convenient access to places of interest such as Nara Park, Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and Nara town areas.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line) Exit 2: about 1 minute on foot.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road at Horai IC and continue for about 10 minutes (7 km) towards Kintetsu Nara Station.
Hotel Wellness Asukaji
Hotel Wellness Asukaji
This hotel stands very near Nara Park. Not only does it offer easy access to Nara's various World Heritage sites, including the earthen, step pyramid-style pagoda Zuto which is right in front of the hotel.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station (Kintetsu Nara Line): Take the Nara Kotsu city loop bus (outer) and get off at Wari-ishi (about 6 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road at Horai IC and continue for about 17 minutes (8 km).
Hotel Halftime
Hotel Halftime
Located just a minute's walk from Kintetsu Shin-Omiya Station, this small hotel offers a convenient location for both business and sightseeing in the Nara area. Hotel Halftime was designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. Only a 3-minute train ride to Nara!
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen): Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line bound for Nara and get off at Shin-Omiya Station (about 40 min). It is located right outside the East Exit.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24 for about 10 km (about 20 min), then Route 369 for about 2 km (about 3 min). Head towards Kintetsu Shin-Omiya Station.
Hotel Fujita Nara
Hotel Fujita Nara
It is just a 5-minute walk to Nara Station. This hotel is very convenient for access and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (JR, Kintetsu Railway): 5 min on foot.
By car: 20 min from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Koriyama IC / Tenri IC.
Hotel Hanakomichi
Hotel Hanakomichi
Located in front of Kintetsu Nara Station, this hotel is a 3 minute walk from Nara Park and a 5 minute walk from Kofukuji Temple. Hotel staff aim to offer the best possible service to guests and their motto is to "treasure each encounter." They provide clean rooms and good hospitality.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (Kintetsu Railway Nara Line), #4 Exit: 1 min on foot
Hotel Ligare Kasugano
Hotel Ligare Kasugano
Reopened after remodeling on October 25 (All rooms). Located nearby Nara Park, Todai-ji, and Kasuga Taisha, this hotel makes an ideal base for getting about Nara on foot.
How to get there?
From Kintetsu Nara Station: Take the Nara Kotsu bus bound for Saidai-ji or Kokujieitai and get off at Saho Shogakko-mae.
From Osaka Itami Airport: About 60 minutes by bus.
From Nara Station (JR Kansai Line): About 20 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24.
Ryokan Hakuhou
Ryokan Hakuhou
Right in the center of Nara, though this hotel has extremely convenient access to Nara Park and Kofukuji, it still retains a quite tranquility that guests love. The komeiseki hot springs - famous for their health benefits, such as smoother skin - are also very popular.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station: Take a Kintetsu train to Nara Station (about 40 minutes). It is about 300 meters from the number 4 south exit.
From JR Osaka Station: Take the Kansai Line to Nara Station (about 50 minutes). It is about 600 meters from there.
Guesthouse Nara Komachi
Guesthouse Nara Komachi
This hotel opened in 2010 and is located conveniently close to JR Nara Station. It is a Western-style guest house with a Japanese-inn-like atmosphere and a lot of personality, where guests from around the world can stay and communicate.
How to get there?
From Nara Station (JR Kansai Main Line) East Exit: 4 minutes on foot.