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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Open Now: 08:00 - 21:00
Open today: 08:00 - 21:00
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Friendly service excellent location

We were lodged in a cozy Japanese style room, just 5 minutes walking distance to the East Temple in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
luis_trevino72
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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A fantastic end to a great day!

As we wandered up towards the Nara deer park we were met by ‘Jay’ who encouraged us to drop by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AmandaBakerfb
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Nara Visitor Center & Inn is located in the midst of Nara. Right on the edge of Sarusawa Pond, the location offers wonderful views of the changing seasons. Nara Visitor Center & Inn provides tourists visiting Nara a great place to relax and interact...more
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3 Ikenocho, Nara 630-8361, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lodged in a cozy Japanese style room, just 5 minutes walking distance to the East Temple in front of the Pond. Super friendly staff, laundry and thermal bath service.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we wandered up towards the Nara deer park we were met by ‘Jay’ who encouraged us to drop by the Nara Visitor centre on out way home. We are so thrilled that we took his advice! Our stop at the Nara visitor centre was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the Nara Visitor Center just to get some warmth (jan visit) and were immediately invited to learn how to make origami dear. Our host then let us on try traditional japanese costumes and take pictures. It was a lot of fun and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been touring Japan for almost three months and have used the Tourist Information Centres in every city, town or port I have visited. None compared to the quality of help or breadth of knowledge I encountered at the Nara Visitor Centre & Inn....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janet, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your detailed and fantastic 5-star review of your experiences at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Your support is extremely rewarding and your comment about our services and Your...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The staff at this free center is very engaged and justifiably proud of their Japanese culture. We tried calligraphy and origami while a staff member created our names in Kanji characters. They kept us as engaged as if we were children, enjoying multiple activities.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paradox1995, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your lovely 5-star review on Tripadvisor. In particular, I appreciate you mentioning how great the service was and how hospitable our staff was. They all do such...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Thank you to the other Tripadvisors for recommending this place. It's on the way to Todai-ji and the Deer Park, and well worth the stop. We were fortunate to have met Junichi (Jay) Shibata, who's an all-around good guy, a master of origami, and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KamuelaKrew
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear KamuelaKrew, Aloha! Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We would sincerely like to thank you for taking the time to write these lovely words of encouragement on TripAdvisor! Especially I appreciate you mentioning how hospitable Junichi Shibata was and how welcoming...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We've been there to ask for information in the morning and they were very kind and thank to them we've found quickly the place. We've come back that afternoon to see a dance given by geishas, organized by them. It was very nice and we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Dear Roam39361494043, Thank you for sharing your comments in details on Tripadvisor. It sounds like you enjoyed our traditional dance event the other day! We are so glad to have a positive review and recommendation from you. We look forward to welcoming you back to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice free workshop origami! We made a deer and a butterfly! Staff speaks English very well! Very friendly and good explanation!More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Dear saramU1159GQ, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful 5-star review. We are very happy to hear that our staff contributed to making your time in the center enjoyable. The entire staff here looks forward...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Nara visitor center is excellent and certainly worth a visit. Very helpful staff who can advise on what to do, where to eat, local events etc - speak to Jay if you can! Free calligraphy also. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Nara. Tom &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Dear Tom & Maddy, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your lovely 5-star review and taking the time to recommend us to other tourists. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our facilities...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Lots of information regarding to Nara can be found here. The staff here is extremely friendly as well. Be sure to check out this place when you are in Nara.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Dear aaong86, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your positive review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We appreciate your taking the time to recommend us to other tourists, and the entire staff here look...More

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ricomaria13
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Response from Derek V | Reviewed this property |
We had volunteer tour guides who gave us a tour of the city for free. They were extremely knowledgeable and kind.
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shcruel
4 June 2017|
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Response from Nara Visior Cen... S | Property representative |
Dear shcruel, From JR Nara Station go out the East Exit to the corner stoplights and then cross the main street to the narrower brick and stone cobbled street, this is the Sanjo-dori. Walk straight up the Sanjo-dori for... More
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YES won't be a problem! The town is quite small and all things to see are near each other 😊
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