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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Fun and informative!

We had a great experience and a lot of fun learning how to make origami and trying out traditional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kamka88
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Prague, Czech Republic
Beyond Amazing

Nara Visitor Center & Inn is simply the best. Lovely accommodations located centrally with access... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2019
beachsidebaker2B
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nara Visitor Center & Inn is located at the Deer Park. The view is beautiful and the staff are friendly, helpful and speak excellent English. awesome. Will definitely stay here again as my daughter loves the deers which were roaming outside the hotel early in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience and a lot of fun learning how to make origami and trying out traditional kimono. It made our day at beautiful Nara even more unforgetable... Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Nara Visitor Center & Inn is simply the best. Lovely accommodations located centrally with access to many points of interest and the most helpful, kind staff. Our Japanese style room had an amazing view of the 5 story pagoda and the lake. They have complimentary...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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 beachsidebaker2B, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We would sincerely like to thank you for taking the time to write these wonderful comments of encouragement on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our facilities and...More

Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped at the visitor centre after tiring ourselves walking around Nara-koen and were pleasantly surprised! The very friendly and helpful staff encouraged us to make an origami deer, we could dress up at Samurai and geishas and even participate in a tea ceremony for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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 NishT7, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We truly appreciate you sharing your wonderful 5-star review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to know that our functions and service was unexpected. We also hope that TripAdvisor readers find your feedback valuable and...More

Reviewed September 29, 2019

My family and I visited Nara for a day recently and the visitor centre was very helpful for maps and information. But the best part was the wonderful free origami lesson we got from a staff member. The origami teacher was funny and friendly but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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 alicebkkaeb, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. In particular, I appreciate you mentioning how great our service was and how hospitable our staff was. They all do...More

Reviewed September 28, 2019

Amazing free cultural experience. We attempted some origami and even more abysmally attempted some calligraphy. Staff were lovely, friendly and patient. Really good funMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dani D
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dani D, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review on Tripadvisor. It's great to know that you tried some free cultural activities we offer. Especially, we appreciate you mentioning how helpful and friendly...More

Reviewed September 21, 2019

Had an excellent time making oragami deer, writing our names in Kanji calligraphy and also received free chopsticks! The staff are friendly, patient and helpful. Can't recommend enough.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adam H
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Dear Adam H, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your outstanding 5-star review on your recent visit at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It's great to know that you fully enjoyed some cultural activities we offer....More

Reviewed September 21, 2019

After a long day in the park with the deers we came to rest and do some japanese cultural crafts in the center.The guide was amazing! It was fun, informative and interestingMore

Date of experience: September 2019
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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 October 16, 2019

Dear yanas1032, Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with TripAdvisor community. We are very pleased to hear that our staff contributed to making your time in the center enjoyable. The entire staff here looks forward to warmly welcoming you back to beautiful...More

Reviewed September 18, 2019

We had a lovely time, and our skilled and funny instructor Jay made our time there learning origami and calligraphy a blast. I can also add that it was free, and perfect for students or those on a budget!. Can absolutely recommend visiting!More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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 October 15, 2019

Dear Toffah96, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for visiting us and your wonderful 5-star review. We are very glad to hear that you had a great time making origami with our friendly staff, especially Jay. As you...More

Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Stopped there for a prayer after visiting the deer park. They provided praying space for muslims. We then tried the kimonos, our skill in Japanese writing, and origami. It was super fun! Jay was extremely patient, helpful and funny throughout, what a great ambassador for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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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 October 13, 2019

Dear Rosmadi_Kodiang, 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, we are pleased to hear that Jay contributed to making your time in...More

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xerete
September 5, 2019|
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Response from Nara Visior Cen... S | Property representative |
Dear xerete, Thank you for your inquiry. Please check these volunteer guide groups. You can make a reservation via their websites. -Nara Guide Club -Nara Student Guide -Nara YMCA Goodwill Guides We all hope you have a... More
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ricomaria13
July 23, 2017|
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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
June 4, 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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