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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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This information centre made me feel so welcome. The staff were very knowledgeable about the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen A
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Great visitors centre

The visitors centre was really lovely - honestly the best one I have ever been to, all the staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leila R
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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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+81 742-81-7461
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This information centre made me feel so welcome. The staff were very knowledgeable about the city of Nara. They spoke excellent English and were very happy to answer questions. THe centre had a wardrobe of dress-ups to enable visitors to wear Kiminos, there were even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitors centre was really lovely - honestly the best one I have ever been to, all the staff where very friendly and there where plenty of maps and guides available. There was also plenty of volunteers offering free walking tours of the area, they...More

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the best Information Center in Nara. Great information and advice about sightseeing in Nara in English and Spanish. Moreover, I got a great help with my travelling itinerary around Japan. All staff was very helpfull and funny. Thanks a lot everyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Nara during the light festival, it was wonderful. We also did some origami and the staff helped us out! Wish we could stay langer but hope to come back One day!More

Thank ChristelS1
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 ChristelS1, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for visiting us and posting your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to read that you really enjoyed your trip to Nara. The entire staff here...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff speaks great english and they are really helpful. If you are lost or need help: this is the place to go to!More

Thank Randersson10
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 Randersson10, Thank you for sharing your comments and recommendation on Tripadvisor. We are so glad to have this glowing review from you. I noted your comment about our services and will share with the team for further improvements. And, we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting. Friendly staff, lots of dress up costumes to amuse young and old, various crafts and bathroom facilities. All for free.More

Thank AnnemiekHK
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 AnnemiekHK, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your wonderful review. We appreciate your taking the time to recommend us to other tourists, and the entire staff here at NARA Visitor Center & Inn hopes to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Thank Jenna M
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 Jenna M, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. As you mentioned we always try to provide various convenient services and help the tourists making their stay in Nara enjoyable. Therefore, we are very...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

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

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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 7 August 2018

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

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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 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

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ricomaria13
24 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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Response from Harrytol | Reviewed this property |
YES won't be a problem! The town is quite small and all things to see are near each other 😊
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