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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

3 Ikenocho, Nara 630-8361, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-81-7461
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Dropped by to ask for directions and what to do. Staff was very helpful, kind, and able to provide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warakan P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Great Hospitality!

We came to see the traditional Japanese dance show, and stayed longer for the Origami and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
francesco b
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 along with the opportunity to discover and experience the city’s cultural and sightseeing riches.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
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3 Ikenocho, Nara 630-8361, Nara Prefecture
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"tea ceremony"
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"cultural activities"
in 5 reviews
"center offers"
in 3 reviews
"super helpful staff"
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"offered free"
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"free activities"
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"calligraphy lesson"
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"convenience store"
in 4 reviews
"japanese calligraphy"
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"helpful information"
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"answered all our questions"
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"hot tea"
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"recommend stopping"
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"english speaking staff"
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"japanese language"
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"explained everything"
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"information centre"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by to ask for directions and what to do. Staff was very helpful, kind, and able to provide a thorough guide. Definitely recommend visiting them once you reach Nara if you don't have a solid trip plan.More

Thank Warakan P
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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 2 weeks ago

Dear Warakan P, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your review. We are very pleased to hear that our staff contributed to making your stay in Nara enjoyable. The entire staff here at NARA Visitor Center...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the traditional Japanese dance show, and stayed longer for the Origami and Calligraphy workshops. Recommend a visit here to whoever happens to be around! The staff is very hospitable and welcoming!!More

Thank francesco b
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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 2 weeks ago

Dear francesco b, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our traditional Japanese dance show and some workshops....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We came into the Visitor Centre after being stuck out in the rain to find a warm group of people eager to teach us origami, traditional Japanese calligraphy and even dress up in traditional clothes (all free!) It was the most cultural thing we’ve done...More

Thank Tom S
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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 Tom S, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. We are always proud to provide the friendliest hospitality to our guests. Therefore, we are very happy to hear that our staff contributed to making...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited the center because we saw in the guide that they offered free courses to tourists. We did an origami workshop with a very nice man who, meanwhile we were doing the activity, explained us the history of Nara. Visit 100% recommended.More

Thank mireia1232016
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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 mireia1232016, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you had our friendly services and great experiences with us. We...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I was very impressed by this visitor center. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free Wifi and access to computers. Facility had ATM and nice restroom. There is a small selection of souvenirs to purchase. Classes are offered on site. We took a one hour calligraphy...More

Thank Mónica M
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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 31 December 2017

Dear Mónica M, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. We are very grateful to know that you had the convenience of our facilities and our friendly staff services whilst staying with us. The entire...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The people helped us figure out what to do in Nara. Very helpful and enthusiastic. We also had a calligraphy course at the center, with was very nice and fun. The have different courses every day, so very fun to visit.More

Thank Douwe d
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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 1 December 2017

Dear Douwe d, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to read that our overall staff service exceeded your expectations. We are especially happy to hear that...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great location, 10-min walk from the Kintetsu station and easy walk to Nara Park and historic areas for shopping. Large room by Japanese standards (only downside is brick pillows and some carpet stains/dated fittings). Clean and quiet. Extremely friendly staff, very helpful and informative in...More

Thank SydneyGlobetrotter09
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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 1 December 2017

Dear SydneyGlobetrotter09, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your positive review in such detail! We are very pleased to hear that our staff contributed to making your stay in Nara enjoyable. I noted your comment about...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We got some really good suggestions from the staff. We booked a tea ceremony with the help of the staff (the ceremony was great). The center had lots of literature and displays to look at. There was a man teaching origami while we were there....More

Thank David F
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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 5 November 2017

Dear David F, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to read that the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff service met your expectations. And...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had a wonderfull time with our familly (childrens 11 and 17 years old). We had a tea ceremony presentation and then we had to practice ourselves! We had also origami courses. They were very kind and the explanatioins were good. They can speak good...More

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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 5 November 2017

Dear isafatou, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that your family enjoyed our tea ceremony & our overall staff services....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Large rooms, phenomenal location, very reasonable rates, and friendly staff all make this a great place to stay in Nara.More

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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 5 November 2017

Dear, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to read that the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff service exceeded your expectations. The entire staff...More

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ricomaria13
23 July 2017|
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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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