Sep 14 2020

New Ways to Enjoy Your Stay in Nara

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), most international visitors are currently unable to enter Japan. We hope you visit Nara in the future, and use this information to help plan your trip. We look forward to welcoming you.

Nara is known for its storied traditions and warm hospitality. There are comfortable, stylish accommodations across Nara, from the narrow streets of Naramachi to hidden mountain hot spring resorts like Totsukawa Onsen. These recently-opened hotels make are ideal options for exploring the area.

If you want to stay in Nara’s city center, Setre Naramachi is ideal for walking to Nara Park and Todaiji Temple. Sake fans will love Nipponia Hotel Nara Naramachi, billed as the world’s first sake theme hotel, and close to the main sights. JW Marriott Hotel Nara is the first international luxury hotel in Nara, with luxurious spa facilities and an emphasis on contemporary art.

Just south of the city, Horyuji Temple is a World Heritage site and a must-see for its ancient architecture and priceless Buddhist treasures. Stay nearby at Waqoo Horyuji hotel, or Ubusuna No Sato TOMIMOTO, the restored home of renowned potter Kenkichi Tomimoto.

Further afield, Hotel Route Inn Sakurai Ekimae is a convenient base for exploring Hasedera Temple and Tanzan Jinja Shrine. Auberge in the forest ki-ra-ra has spectacular views over Soni Highland and the surrounding mountains. Deep in Nara's sacred mountains, Yunotani Senkei near Totsukawa Onsen is a luxurious family-run ryokan.