Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Nara Visitor Center & Inn: Hours, Address, Nara Visitor Center & Inn Reviews: 5/5

Nara Visitor Center & Inn
5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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. We provide with variety of cultural activities from 10 am - 5 pm everyday
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< 1 hour
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Anoma
1 contribution
Helpful centre offering diverting activities
Jun 2021 • Solo
I had such a great time! I went to the visitor centre as I was approached by one of their staff while visiting Nara. The centre offers so many helpful services and for free! You can store your luggage for free until they close, charge your phone for free, use a computer etc. There's also a bin and a clean bathroom inside which I found very helpful. The staff were absolutely lovely, chatty and helpful and I had such a fun time learning how to fold deer origami and taking cosplay pictures! J-san was incredibly friendly and made sure everyone had a good time! If you need any kind of information regarding sightseeing or are looking to doing some short and fun activities be sure to check them out!
Written 25 June 2021
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Dear AnomaYY, Thank you very much for the review and for sharing your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We will continue to strive to make every guest happy and satisfied. We are very glad that you found our center to have many helpful services, and cultural activities that was fun and entertaining. We would love to see you again if you are in the vicinity. Kind regards Bivor and the Management Team
Written 4 July 2021
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naomi
Komaki, Japan2 contributions
Friendly staff and nice prayer room
Mar 2021 • Friends
スタッフはとてもフレンドリーでした。奈良の可能スポットやハラルの食べ物を提供するレストランの情報も教えてくれました。祈り室も広くて綺麗でした。ムスリム旅行者にとってはとてもありがたいです。
The staff was very friendly! He taught me the best way to stroll around Nara with a sightseeing map they have which was very helpful for my first trip to Nara.I also used the free storage and the prayer room they have. The prayer room was extremely clean and spacious! There is a place for doing the Wudhu too, so it is very convenient for muslim who is traveling to Nara.
Written 26 March 2021
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Dear naomi2320, こんにちは。 Thank you for your comments in Japanese and English. We aslo very much appreciate your 5-Star review. It is an honor for us that you found our staff very helpful. Thank you for using the services at our center and we are happy to have been a part of your first visit to Nara. Please visit our center any time you are in Nara city. We will be more than happy to assist you with youe queries. Kind regards, Bivor and the Management Team
Written 1 May 2021
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Zatil
1 contribution
Best memories
Mar 2021 • Friends
The staff were really friendly and nice. We had a great time spending fold origami and had cosplay session. There is also prayer room for muslim so it was really convenient for us. Thank you so much!!
Written 16 March 2021
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Dear Aoko1499, Greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn! Thank you very much for your 5-Star review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great time participating in our free cultural activities. Please drop by our center when you are in Nara city. We will do our best to make your visit enjoyable again. Kind regards, Bivor and the Management Team
Written 1 May 2021
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YeohHB
1 contribution
The best place ever!
Mar 2021 • Friends
We didn’t know of this place, but thankfully a staff noticed us and invited us and introduced us to the place. And boy am I glad we decided to stop by. We had the best experience ever. The staffs were all very friendly and nice. We were able to perform prayers, did origamis, had our names written in kanjis, did COSPLAY. Everything was so much fun I will definitely stop by again whenever I’m in the area💯❤️
Written 16 March 2021
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Dear YeohHib, Konnichiwa! Thank you very much for your 5-Star review! We are very glad to hear everyone had a wonderful experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn and that you feel like dropping by our center again. It will be our pleasure again to have you over at our center. Kind regards Bivor and the Management Team
Written 29 April 2021
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Hafiq Othman
1 contribution
Splendid
Dec 2020 • Solo
Very good place for tourists who would like to know more about nara touristy places and to learn about japanese culture
Written 9 December 2020
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Dear hafiqothman97, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review and recommendation. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff service. The entire staff here at NARA Visitor Center & Inn hopes to see you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Hironao and the Management Team
Written 13 December 2020
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WeLovePugs
Yokosuka, Japan33 contributions
Friendly, helpful and welcoming
Dec 2020 • Family
We met “Jay” as we were sightseeing in Nara and he invited us to come visit the Visitors’ Center to make origami deer and receive free gifts. We stopped by toward the end of the day and Jay happily received us and taught our entire family (two children ages 5 & 8) step by step instructions for the origami deer. We were given chopsticks as a gift and also lots of information about the area. It was a wonderful experience!
Written 1 December 2020
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Dear WeLovePugs, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your recent visit and lovely 5-star review. It is such an honor to hear that our staff contributed to making the end of your day in Nara memorable. Your experiences in the center have of course been shared with Jay (Junichi) and the team as always. Thank you once again for your valuable review and the entire staff here looks forward to welcoming your family again in the very near future. Kind regards, Hironao and the management team
Written 13 December 2020
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Losnovios7712
Beijing, China25 contributions
Incredible stay at the Inn - world-class location, views, and staff
Jul 2020
We never post TripAdvisor reviews unless the stay was really special and this was one of these cases. We know Japan and Nara well and are currently living in the country, and decided to take one night for a birthday trip back to Nara. It was our first time staying at the inn, and the experience couldn't have been nicer. Most tourists spend a day here, but Nara is worth much more time - we have stayed 6 weeks total over a few visits. And the inn would be a perfect home base as it is centrally located, has everything that most people would need. Views are incredible of the temple, the enclosed balcony is a great place to hang out and eat your take-out food ( as we are traveling during COVID) and the multilingual staff is exceptionally and naturally warm. The cleaning staff is working very hard because the rooms are spotless and the entire hotel is COVID prepared.

Special thanks to Ms. GOU who, after hearing it was my birthday when we checked in, even gave me a small hand-made gift the next day! 怎么感动的! 非常感谢!She and all of the colleagues deserve to be commended for the great work they are doing for Nara and the Visitor's Center during this difficult time. Wish them the very best, we will be back.

-Your US friends from Beijing
Written 24 July 2020
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Dear Losnovios7712, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We would like to thank you for taking the time to write these lovely words of encouragement (in Chinese too) on TripAdvisor! Especially, we appreciate you mentioning how hospitable our staff was. They all strive to do such a wonderful job, and we are glad to know that they managed to make your visit exceptional - and we ‘ll be sure to pass along your compliments to our team, especially Ms. Gou. Thank you once again for your detailed and amazing 5-star review, and the entire staff here looks forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Nara and The NARA Visitor Center & Inn again in the very near future. Kind regards, Hironao and the Management Team
Written 15 August 2020
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Jen
1 contribution
Friendly people and fun activities
Jun 2019
We were walking around Nara when we were given a flyer about the cultural center. We are so glad we decided to go visit as we had a wonderful time learning to write in Japanese and making an origami deer. The staff were friendly and eager to share their knowledge on Nara. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Written 17 May 2020
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Dear JenSwan_24, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for visiting us and taking the time to write this valuable 5-star review. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful experience with our friendly staff in our center. Thank you once again for your review, and the entire staff here at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn hopes to see you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Hironao and the Management Team
Written 15 August 2020
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DAR75
Toulouse, France8 contributions
Wonderful place with activities for all, a must
Feb 2020
Warm and kind welcome and free activities: make your own origami deer, write your name in calligraphy and dress in kimono. Very enjoyable for all, adults and children
Written 19 February 2020
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Dear DAR751, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to know that the quality of free Japanese cultural activities we offer, and our overall staff services exceeded your expectations. The entire staff here at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn hopes to see you again in the very near future. Thank you once again. Kind regards, Hironao and the Management Team
Written 7 March 2020
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Mark Goldberg
Austin, TX5 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our favorite hotel from our entire trip to Japan. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. It’s well located, the rooms are quite spacious and clean, and again the staff was wonderful. I highly recommend that anyone coming to Nara stay here.
Written 5 February 2020
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Dear mgoldberg018, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for staying with us and sharing your positive feedbacks with TripAdvisor community. We highly appreciate your comments about the experiences while with us and are glad to know that the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff service exceeded your expectations. The entire staff here at NARA Visitor Center & Inn hopes to welcome you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Hironao and the Management Team
Written 8 February 2020
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