Rainy Day Activities

Ideally, the weather would be perfect every day of your holiday, but life isn't always like that. Luckily, there are many things to do on a rainy day.

Nara National Museum

The original building displays some of the most spectacular sculptures in Nara and the other buildings can be reached by an underground passageway to keep you dry. With extensive indoor lounge areas, a shop and a large cafe, you can easily and enjoyably while away half the day here. | Museums | Nara Park

Yamato Onsen Nara Kenko Land

An extensive spa resort with indoor and outdoor baths, a swimming pool and facilities including karaoke, play rooms and restaurants, you can easily spend a whole day here. | Onsen & Public Baths | Tenri

Round One Nara

Equipped with bowling lanes, billiard tables, a darts area and a game centre, there are plenty of options to choose from at this comprehensive leisure complex. You can even just chill out and enjoy the free Wi-Fi. | Activities & Experiences | Shin-Omiya

Aeon Mall Yamato Koriyama

For some retail therapy, this shopping mall has the usual popular brands like Uniqlo and Muji, along with a supermarket and a cinema. There are coin lockers if you need to stow your bags while exploring. | Shopping Malls & Streets | Yamato Koriyama

Yurara-no-yu Onsen (Nara)

A very popular onsen centre with a wide range of indoor and outdoor baths, plus saunas. You can also book in for a massage or even a haircut. There is a casual restaurant on-site as well. | Onsen & Public Baths | Nishinokyo

Nara Higashimuki Shopping Arcade

Shop in all weathers along this covered arcade that connects to Kintetsu Nara Station. There is a wide selection of restaurants and souvenir shops. The tourist information centre at the station also lends out umbrellas. | Shopping Malls & Streets | Nara Park

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

Bring your passport for free entry. The focus here is on traditional Japanese art, with fantastic examples from every era. They often organise free activities and workshops to enhance the exhibitions, including activities for kids. | Museums | Nara Park

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