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Nara Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Kashihara Oak Hotel
Kashihara Oak Hotel
This hotel awaits guests with double-size beds, and provides all guests with a relaxing stay. Located in the historical, seasonal scenery of Nara.
How to get there?
From Kashiharajingu-mae Station (Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line), Central Exit: 1 minute on foot.
By car: From the Hanwa Expressway, take the Takada Bypass to Jingu-sando. Look for Kashihara Oak Hotel
Guest Villa Houou
Guest Villa Houou
Spend a relaxing holiday at this stylish lodging and garden located in a vast land in the mountains of Higashiyoshino. Enjoy a rejuvenating soak in natural hot springs in the two kinds of private baths (free of charge).
How to get there?
From Haibara Station (Kintetsu Osaka Line): 20 min by car; 30 min by bus.
By car: Exit the Meihan Expressway at Hari IC and take National Route 369, Prefectural Route 31, Haibara Highway and Prefectural Route 16. If using the car navigation system, search using the information "Ogawa post office 0746-42-0050." The lodging is located 300 meters past it.
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).
Shigisan Kanko Hotel
Shigisan Kanko Hotel
Located on the top of Mt. Shigi, a quiet neighborhood with rich nature and fresh air, it is renowned for the natural onsen (hot spring) bath, Japanese style rooms and tasty dishes.
How to get there?
From Oji Station (JR Kansai Line): 12 min by taxi.
From Shigisanshita Station (Kintetsu Railway): Take a bus to the Shigisan bus stop (10 min) and it is 15 min on foot from there.
Kawarabiso
Kawarabiso
Located on the foothill of Mt. Obakodake on the World Heritage site Kohechi, the minshuku (travelers' guesthouse) is a convenient base to visit Mt. Koya or Tateriko Shrine.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Statino (Nankai Koya Line): 30 minutes by taxi. Or, take a Nankai Rinkan Bus bound for Tateri and get off at Nosegwa Murayakuba bus stop. Board a bus bound for Yumitehara for 30 minutes.
By Car: Take the Koya-Ryujin Skyline and Route 371. Turn left at the restaurant Tsuruhime, and then turn right at Kawarabigawa and continue along 2 km.
Maehira
Maehira
This is a small, serene sanctuary nestled in the valleys of Miyoshino. It is a perfect getaway for escaping the busy commotion of daily life.
How to get there?
- From Osaka City Area to Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu)
From Abeno Station: Head to Tennoji Station, transfer to the Kintetsu Railway, and take a Kintetsu limited express train bound for Yoshino to Shimoichiguchi Station (about 1 hr).
*When traveling from Kansai International Airport it is convenient to transfer at JR Tennoji Station.

- From Kyoto Area to Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu)
From Kyoto Station (Kintetsu, JR): Take a Kintetsu limited express train (with a transfer at Kashiharajingu-mae) to Shimoichiguchi Station (about 1 hr 30 min).

- From Shimoichiguchi Station
Take a Nara Kotsu Bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen/Nakaiosumi to the Tenkawakawai bus stop (about 1 hr).

By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Yamato Koriyama IC and continue along Routes 24, 169, and 309 for about 53 km (about 90 min). Exit the Shinkawaai Tunnel and turn right after the first set of traffic lights.
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.
Shogetsukan
Shogetsukan
This hotel is located not far from Mt. Yoshino, which is particularly beautiful when adorned by cherry blossoms in springs and vibrant foliage in autumn. It is about an hour outside of the city of Nara.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (Kintetsu Railway): Take an express train bound for Yoshino and get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station. Transfer to the Yoshino Line and get off at Shimoichiguchi Station (90 min).
From Osaka Abenobashi Station: Take an express train bound for Yoshino and get off at Shimoichiguchi Station (60 min).
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Yoshino Line): 5 minutes on foot.
The Kashihara
The Kashihara
Located near Kashihara Jingu Shrine.
How to get there?
From Kashiharajingu-mae Station (Kintetsu Kyoto & Kashihara lines), East Exit: 1 min on foot.
Grandvrio Hotel Nara -Wakura-
Grandvrio Hotel Nara -Wakura-
This Japanese hotel is complimented with an elegant appearance and a large communal bath with waters from a natural hot spring. The hotel is a 30-minute drive to central Nara and provides easy access to Osaka and Kyoto, making it the perfect place to stay for both sightseeing and business.
How to get there?
From Nikaido Station (Kintetsu Tenri Line): Around 15 min on foot.
By Car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue on Route 24 for about 2 km (about 5 min).
Yumoto Hounoya
Yumoto Hounoya
Located in the center of Mt. Yoshino, from the lobby you can see the Nakasenbon (dense cherry trees). The view from the open-air bath is amazing.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Railway Yoshino Line): 10 min by car. Alternatively, take the ropeway, and it is 20 min on foot.
By car: 40 km from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Koriyama IC.
Chikurin-in Gumpoen
Chikurin-in Gumpoen
This hotel's superb garden was built by Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), a master of the tea ceremony. The hotel also has an open-air bath where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Minamihanna Road at Kashihara IC and continue on Route 169 for about 50 minutes.
Shigisan Gyokuzoin
Shigisan Gyokuzoin
The shukubo (temple lodging) is located in the Quasi-National Park and guests can look forward to admiring seasonal landscapes as well as experiencing Buddhist training including shakyo (transcribing sutra).
How to get there?
From Oji Station (JR Yamatoji Line): 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at the Kashiba IC and continue along Route 25. Head for Mt. Shigi.
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
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.
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.
Kohryokuen Nishisei
Kohryokuen Nishisei
Located in the hot spring town of Mt. Omine Dorogawa Onsen, this traditional Japanese-style inn offers a complete view of Mt. Omine's cloudy peaks. The inn's garden and bonsai trees add to the lovely scenery.
How to get there?
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Yoshino Line): Take a bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen to the Dorogawa Onsen bus stop (about 75 minutes). It takes about 8 minutes on foot from there.
Hotel Wellness Yamatoji
Hotel Wellness Yamatoji
Hotel Wellness Yamatoji is nestled away in the Asuka country side and makes the perfect choice for enjoying a stroll along one of the area's historic mountain trails.
How to get there?
From Sakurai Station (JR Mahoroba Line) South Exit: about 30 minutes on foot, or about 10 minutes by taxi
By car: about 25 minutes (20 km) from the Minami Hanna Road Katsuragi IC.
Scenic Inn Hounkan
Scenic Inn Hounkan
This hotel is located in the highlands of Mt. Yoshino. The rooms offer stunning views of Naka Senbon Park, Kami Senbon Park, and the mausoleum of Emporer Go-Daigo. This hotel gives its guests the chance to truly admire the natural beauty that changes with the seasons.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Shinkansen): Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line Limited Express train bound for Kashiharajingu-mae Station and get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station (about 50 minutes). Then, take the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line Limited Express bound for Yoshino Station and get off at Yoshino Station. About 10 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Hari IC and continue along Route 369 and Route 370 for about 60 minutes (20 km) towards Yoshino Obashi on Route 37.
Itaniya
Itaniya
This long-standing Japanese ryokan sits in front of Hasedera Temple. Itaniya offers a natural hot spring bath for guests to relax after their travels, and kaiseki cuisine, prepared using local ingredients.

*There are no places nearby to eat in the morning or at night.
How to get there?
From Hasedera Station (Kintetsu Osaka Line): About 15 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Meihan Expressway at Hari IC and continue along Route 369 for about 20 minutes (11 km), then Route 165 for about 5 minutes (5 km). Head towards Hase-dera Temple.
Ryokan Kato
Ryokan Kato
Just a 3-minute walk from Sanjo Station, this quiet mountain lodge is constructed in Japanese style from local Yoshino cedar and cypress. Guests will feel tremendous relaxation from the dynamic structure and natural aroma of the wooden lodge building.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line: Take the ropeway to Sanjo Station. The hotel is 3 minutes from the station on foot.
Yamabe Hotel
Yamabe Hotel
Located just 250 meters from Tenri Station, this fusion budget hotel and ryokan has excellent access for sightseeing in Nara and Tenri. PCs and TVs are equipped in all guestrooms with free internet. The free laundry also has detergent. Rental bicycles can also be used for free. Great for long stays or business trips.
How to get there?
From Tenri Station (JR Sakurai Line, Kintetsu Tenri Line): Leave the station and follow the tracks north of the station for about 3 minutes on foot.
From Kansai Airport: Take the airport limousine bus directly to Tenri IC, or take the JR Kanku express to Tennoji Station. Then take the JR Kanjo Line to Tsuruhashi. From there, take the Kintetsu Line bound for Nara to Saidaiji. Finally, take the Kintetsu Tenri Line to Tenri Station. 3 minutes on foot from there.
By car: 5 minutes from the Meihan Expressway Tenri IC. Head south on Route 169, and take a right at the 3rd traffic light (seven eleven). The hotel is just past the elevated railroad.
Shiroyama Inn in Ikoma City
Shiroyama Inn in Ikoma City
A Japanese-style inn located right in front of Hozan-ji Temple. Guests staying at this traditional hotel can enjoy original course cuisine and splendid views.
How to get there?
From Ikoma Station (Kintetsu Nara Line): Take the Ikoma Cable Line to Hozanji Station. It is 3 to 5 minutes on foot from there. Please note that there are steps on the way from the station so guests traveling with heavy luggage are advised to take a taxi (about 5 minutes).
From Hozanji Station (Kintetsu Ikoma Cable Line): 3 to 5 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Daini Hanna Toll Road at Ikoma IC.
Hotel Sunroute Nara (From June 1, 2020: Hotel Obana)
Hotel Sunroute Nara (From June 1, 2020: Hotel Obana)
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 Plaza Hotel
Nara Plaza Hotel
Located centrally along Nara-Yamatoji Street, this hotel is a convenient base for sightseeing. Enjoy a time at this Japanese-modern hotel that is one rank above the rest.
How to get there?
From Koriyama Station (JR Kansai Line): About 20 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and continue along Route 24 for about 2 km (about 10 minutes).
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.
Yoshino Onsen Motoyu
Yoshino Onsen Motoyu
Quietly standing in Mt. Yoshino, this pure Japanese-style lodging has a connection with Shimazaki Toson, a writer during the early Showa Period. The natural hot spring bath which relieves travelers' fatigue is highly popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Railway Yoshino Line): about 20 min on foot.
Pick-up service available, reservation required.
By car: Exit the Minami-Hanna Road at Kashihara IC and continue along Route 169.
Alternatively, exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and take Route 24 heading towards Kashihara, then along Route 169 heading towards Mt. Yoshino via Asuka/Oyodo.
Tounomine Kanko Hotel
Tounomine Kanko Hotel
Located right in front of the Tanzan Shrine, known as the Nikko of Western Japan. Views from the guest rooms capture the colors of the season. The award-winning Yoshitsune-nabe (hot pot) is a must-eat dish!
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line): Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line limited express train bound for Kajiwara-Jingumae and get off at Yamato-Yagi Station (50 min). Then take the Kintetsu Osaka Line bound for Uji-Yamada/Nabari and get off Sakurai Station (5 min). Leave the station via the South Exit. Take a Nara-Kotsu Bus bound for Tanzan-Jinja and get off at Tanzan-Jinja Station (25 min). The hotel is about 5 min on foot from the station.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Tenri IC and continue along Route 169 for about 40 min (15 km), then Prefectural Route 37 for about 15 min (7 km) towards Tanzan Shrine.
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).

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