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We've got all the sightseeing info you require for your impending trip to Nara. Grab your travel planner and get ready to start filling that itinerary.
If you only had a day in Nara, you'd want to spend it at the Todaiji Temple. A renowned attraction that you won't soon forget, it brings in scores of visitors from far and wide.
Boasting tourist attractions like Nara Park and the Kofuku-ji Shrine, you'll never have a dull moment in this dynamic city. Once you've finished checking out those, continue on to the Yakushi-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine.
If you could do with some personal reflection, drop by Kasugayama Hill Primeval Forest. You're sure to feel more at peace after looking around this hallowed place. Adventurers in this destination have an abundance of choice. If you're sick of dining indoors, grab some takeaway and enjoy a revitalizing lunch in the fresh air at Ukimido Park. Still got some time on your hands? You don't need to know your Michelangelos from your Boticellis to wander the halls of Nara City Museum of Photography. It boasts a thought-provoking collection of works that'll engage your interest and let your imagination run wild.
Have a go at all there is to see and do and return home with the greatest souvenir of all — warm memories of your magnificent vacation!
Kick-start your trip to Nara by trying one or two of these activities:
Check out the Nara things to do page for a comprehensive list.
Securing cozy places to stay is key when planning cheap vacations or luxury getaways. Fortunately, Nara has approximately 34 accommodations, so you'll have heaps to choose from.
After a long-haul flight, there's nothing quite like relaxing in a flashy room and ordering some room service. See what tasty treats await you at the Tsukihitei Ryokan (158 Kasugano-Cho) or the Nara Hotel (1096 Takabatake-cho). If you're after more budget-friendly options, the NARAMACHI HOSTEL & RESTAURANT (939-1, Takabatakecho) or the Guesthouse Narakomachi (41-2 Surugamachi) could be more your style.
Nara is home to the Todaiji Temple. If you want to stay close to this unmissable attraction, the Wakasa Bettei is just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. Another sought-after option is the Asukasou, which is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away.
Nearest Airports to Nara
The airport is seldom the most enjoyable moment of your vacation, but there's nothing like the excited thrill of knowing that your well-deserved trip to Nara is just a flight away! Once you take off your seatbelt at Itami Airport (ITM), you'll be 25 miles (40 km) from the middle of town.
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Nice staff . very clean. Good location. The only problem was the pillows. They are like sleeping on a rock. For the price they should invest in pillows. Really uncomfortable
Our room was very nice and had what we needed. The place was not noisy and we managed to sleep in every day. We used the hot spring every night and it was very peaceful. Even though I have lots of visible tattoos, the front desk gave me plenty of cover-up stickers so that I could still use the hot ...
We traveled in winter to Nara so the city was more quiet than in high season. Expecting less service it was just the opposite !!! Everyone we encountered was eager to help us and make our stay comfortable and a happy one. One person was a stand out and made us feel so welcomed. His name was Makoto ...
Budget room with a futon on a bamboo mat floor. Surpringly comfortable. Room included a fridge. External shared toilet and shower were clean and easy to access Kitchen right by room but was quiet at night.
The location is smack on the porch of JR Nara station, a stone throw away from Kansai airport bus limo drop-off. Bus terminals to major attractions is right in front of the hotel. A short walk from Nara main Sanjo Dori street. Room size, we booked a double room with extra (sliding) bed is decent, ...
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