Sleepless in Nara

If jet-lag has gotten the best of you, or if you just need to chill out after dark, there are great options in Nara, from soothing massages to singing your heart out. Some of the large onsen spa centres are open 24 hours to help you relax. If you’re feeling more active, you can try bowling, darts or karaoke.

Yurara-no-yu Onsen (Nara)

With two locations open all night, you’re always close to relaxation at this “super sento”. Choose from several types of sauna, bath and massage until 1am. | Onsen & Public Baths | Nishinokyo

Yamato Onsen at Nara Kenko Land

Open 24 hours, this urban resort has everything from massages and saunas to onsen and swimming pools, plus karaoke rooms, a game centre and dining facilities. | Onsen & Public Baths | Tenri

Nara Royal Hotel

Recently renovated, the attractive spa facilities here are open till midnight for massage, bath, sauna and a bedrock spa. | Hotels | Shin-Omiya

Round One Nara

Open all night for bowling, darts, billiards and gaming, or just chill with the free Wi-Fi. | Activities & Experiences | Shin-Omiya

Cafe & Bar Chillout

Open till 4am on Friday nights and weekends, this laid-back bar and party space has private karaoke rooms and comfortable lounge areas. | Bars & Izakaya | Nara Park

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