The Nara Visitor Center and Inn is located in the heart of Nara, just a 3-minute walk from Kofuku-ji Temple and Naramachi. The Todai-ji Temple and Deer Park are a 10-minute stroll away, while Nara Station on the Kintetsu Line is a 7-minute walk. JR Nara Station is 14-minutes away on foot. All guest rooms feature air conditioning and heating, and are equipped with a fridge and flat-screen TV. Japanese samue nightwear are available to all staying guests. Some units come equipped with an private bathroom with a shower, while some Japanese-style rooms come with an en suite shower. Japanese-style rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. The property offers free WiFi access and a 24-hour front desk. Luggage storage is available. There is a public bath on site, where guests will find free toiletries and hairdryers. A coin launderette, a shared kitchen and free-use internet PCs are offered on site. The on-site tourist information desk offers information in English, Chinese and Korean. Services offered at the desk include transport and meal tickets at a discount, currency exchange, bike hire at a charge, cultural activities at an additional charge, such as Japanese calligraphy lessons, and tour arrangements. Some cultural activities such as origami folding are offered free of charge.

This is our guests' favorite part of Nara, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

NARA Visitor Center and Inn has been welcoming guests since Dec 14, 2016

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Nara, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Public Bath


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Danna
    Amazing location close to train station and entrance to park. Staff were nice and helpful and had lots of information about Nara.
  • Justesen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were very nice! Everything was clean and is close to the deer park and the mall which was convenient!
  • Scott
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very polite and friendly staff. Location is great. Loved the public big bath.
  • Tracy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful location right next to Sarasawa Pond and Naramachi and the 5 story pagoda. The staff is fantastic!! — so friendly and helpful. The rooms are big and clean with Japanese flooring and decorative touches that give a real feel for the...
  • Yunping
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We had a Japanese style room with lake and temple view. There is some sour smell. The staff told us it is due to the floor made from natural material straw. Also he gave us an odor remover spray. It helps.
  • Lasha
    The hotel has very nice cultural activities such as writing in Japanese and pictures with traditional outfits and many others. Very nice traditional Japanese baths, the staff is super friendly and helpful. Choose rooms with garden views. Highly...
  • Pieter
    Fantastic value, nice rooms, good facilities, helpful and friendly staff, great location!
  • Vincent
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The friendly and kind staff members and the room which was tatami.
  • John
    Excellent staff, bilingual in Japanese-English, clean modern room, facilities excellent - price was excellent. Bottom line: it exceeded expectations.
  • Mingyu
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Really enjoyed our room with views of the pond and the park! The cultural activities room was a pleasant surprise and we enjoyed the activities! Fantastic location right next to the park and close to train station. Very helpful staff 👍

Property questions and answers
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  • Good evening, is a baby crib available? Thank you!

    Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for your inquiry. Regarding your request for a baby bed. We can provide a baby item (Baby bathtub) or some types ..
    Answered on 22 November 2020
  • hi does the superior room has a view to the lake?

    Thank you very much for your comment. Regarding your inquiry, we have two types of room.*A room with a view of pagoda and a room with a view of the ci..
    Answered on 19 March 2023
  • Is there overnight parking nearby?

    Dear guest Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, there is a overnight parking space just next to us. Naramachi Wakakusa parking space. The maximun rate per..
    Answered on 22 September 2021
  • Hi, do you offer late check in? our plane lands Kansai airport at 730pm and then we need to travel by train to the accomodation. caitlyn.

    Thank you for your message. You can come to the Hotel and check in at any time. However, the entrance on the pond side closes at 9 pm, so please use..
    Answered on 11 April 2023
  • Would like to ask if the inn is able to keep our luggage till late afternoon on the same day we checkout? Thank you!

    we can store your luggage both prior to check-in and after check-out. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to ask. We are looking..
    Answered on 14 January 2023
  • can I confirm, Japanese-Style Superior Room is only 13m2, is it big enough to allow 4 adults? will it be too crowded? the pictures do not look that sm..

    We would like to inform you that the size of the room you have reserved . [8 tatami mats] - about 142.7 ft2 (not included a bathroom, entrance, broad ..
    Answered on 21 December 2022
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Amenities of NARA Visitor Center and Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Strollers
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Public Bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please contact the property directly for more details regarding the cultural activities offered to guests during their stay.

FAQs about NARA Visitor Center and Inn

  • NARA Visitor Center and Inn is 1.6 miles from the center of Nara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, NARA Visitor Center and Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • NARA Visitor Center and Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Public Bath

  • Check-in at NARA Visitor Center and Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at NARA Visitor Center and Inn include:

    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Family

  • The prices at NARA Visitor Center and Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.