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I stumbled upon them on Google maps and needed help planning what to do while in Nara. I also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenna M
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Markham, Canada
Great visitor centre & amazing origami classes

When we were planning our trip we read about this Visitor Center. Once in Nara we were looking for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Juan_and_Andrea
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Melbourne, 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 1 week ago

I stumbled upon them on Google maps and needed help planning what to do while in Nara. I also wanted to make an origami deer and the lady (I unfortunately forgot her name) was very friendly. She was also very helpful because I didn't really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were planning our trip we read about this Visitor Center. Once in Nara we were looking for it and it was recommended by one of the ladies in one of the tourist information centers. She told us that it was nearby the Sarusawa...More

Thank Juan_and_Andrea
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 week ago

Dear Juan_and_Andrea, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your visit and are delighted to hear that our overall staff services and friendliness exceeded your expectations. Especially, we are proud to provide...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

This visitor centre is not quite well-located centrally. In fact it is near to the pagoda side of Kofukuji Temple Located by the Sarusawa Pond in Nara City, a short walking distance from Kintetsu Nara station and Nara station, it is the hub for all...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear J&S_Singapore, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and thoughts in such detail! We are so glad to have a detailed review of our facilities from you. As you said we have lots of activities such as origami, cosplay and so on. When...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Where to begin? First of all, Jay was incredibly helpful when it came to local information and directions and restaurant recommendations. He went out of his way to provide assistance in a pleasant, unhurried way. The women who work at the information desk are also...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 6 June 2018

Dear woodroww28, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review and recommendation. We are always proud to provide the friendliest hospitality to our guests. Therefore, we are very glad to hear that our staff contributed to...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

We just stop by here to use the Prayer room. But they treat us like we're one of the people who stay there. They also let us stay at the reception area because it was raining outside. We also had the chance to learn the...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 6 June 2018

Dear Ahmad F, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your comment and are delighted to hear that our overall staff services and friendliness exceeded your expectations. We are always welcoming tourists...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Japanese style superior room. Very very clean! Staff was very friendly and ensured our stay was comfortable. The visitor Center faces a beautiful lake. Went for a walk around the lake early in the morning. Very serene and calm surroundings. Would...More

Thank Sridhara R
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Sridhara R , Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for staying with us and your wonderful 5-star review and recommendation. We are very grateful to know that you had great experiences whilst staying with us, and appreciate your...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

It was just wonderful! Staff was extremely friendly. Room was very clean. Nice sanitary installations and public bath. Close to the Nara park with all the tourist attractions and to the shopping area. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting 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 6 June 2018

Dear Jimmy_Vanasbroeck, 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 the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We approached the tourist information on how to go to Nara Park, the guide is very fluent in English and she gave all the information very clearly and she even provided us with a map.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 26 April 2018

Dear Luz A, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your lovely 5-star review. We are very pleased to hear that our staff contributed to making your stay in Nara enjoyable. The entire staff here at NARA...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a nice place to stop for a while and get out of the cold. The centre is bright, clean and modern. You can access free wifi there. They offer free origami classes, so we decided to give that a go. As there were...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 25 April 2018

Dear JonHSydney, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and thoughts in such details! We are so glad to have a detailed review of our activities and our welcoming staff. Especially, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed origami with one of our...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We came here for information and we got plenty of that! Very helpful and welcoming staff. We were also shown how to make a deer origami step by step which was amazing. Definitely reccommend to drop in here.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 24 March 2018

Dear monique462, 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 origami with our friendly staff. Moreover, we appreciate your...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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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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