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10 Best Hotels in Nara

Centurion Hotel Classic Nara
3 out of 5
1-51 Aburasakacho, Nara, Nara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$74 per night
7.27 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (577 reviews)

"very clean, quality of soap and shampoo, good breakfast and good situation"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Centurion Hotel Classic Nara
Grandvriohotel Nara -Wakura
3 out of 5
430-1 Nikaidokaminoshocho, Tenri, Nara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$114 per night
12.74 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)


Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2020

Grandvriohotel Nara -Wakura
Nara Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
254-1 Hokkejicho, Nara, Nara-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$73 per night
8.85 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (317 reviews)

"Hotel is abit old but it is Comfortable and no musty smell like some other old hotels. Room is big and the Parking is Free. Customer Service was also good with well-spoken English."…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

Nara Royal Hotel
Hotel Allamanda
3 out of 5
1857-3 Hokkejicho, Nara, Nara-ken
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$54 per night
8.78 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (54 reviews)

"I was surprised the hotel, due to the price, I expect average hotel, but it was very so good, I guess it would cost 400-500 if you stay in the USA at the same level. Only problem is the location. It is located not so convenient place so you need car or at least bike to go here (unless you can walk ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2019

Hotel Allamanda
2.5 out of 5
31-1 Tsunofuri-cho, Motoike Bldg., 3F(front desk), Nara, Nara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$125 per night
6.71 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (39 reviews)

"The location was great, the staff was very friendly and the hotel was very clean. Our room wasn't very large and the bathrooms are communal by gender but everything was spotless. We were blown away at how clean and comfortable everything was. We stayed at a lot of hotels during our two week trip ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2018

3 out of 5
Naizencho, 1-1-50, Kashihara
The price is AU$150 per night
20.45 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)

"Spacious and clean. Near Dubontori shopping. Staff is helpful. Complimentary side street parking."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2019

OYO Hotel Nara No Hamori
3 out of 5
36, Nabeyacho, Nara, Nara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$81 per night
6.52 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"Love it close to shop,station,national park and decided to stay for another night."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2020

OYO Hotel Nara No Hamori
3 out of 5
1-2, Sanjohon-machi, Nara, Nara
The price is AU$57 per night
7.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"I picked this hotel due to having a hot spring."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Onyado Nono Nara Natural Hot Spring
3 out of 5
Omiyacho 1-6, Nara, Nara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$117 per night
7.33 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (630 reviews)

"Room was small but cosy. Yukata were provided for guests and were allowed within the hotel compound. Onsen area was spacious."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Onyado Nono Nara Natural Hot Spring
3.5 out of 5
Sanjo-hommachi 11-20, Nara, Nara
The price is AU$121 per night
7.56 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (172 reviews)

"The hotel is very modern and well designed. Our room was very comfortable. The price is a little high though. The jazz club was never opened even though when we checked in they said it’s opened and there was sign everywhere about the jazz club."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

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Accommodation in Nara

Nara is a walkable neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood's friendly people and festivals are just a couple of its charming qualities. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the gardens, forests, and flowers. Nara is a great home base for exploring the greater Ikoma area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around Nara

The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Sights like Heijyokyo History Museum, Nara Craft Museum, and Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum offer insight into the local culture. Monuments like Hokke-ji Temple, Suzakumon Gate, and Toshodai-ji Temple are well regarded. Kairyuoji Temple, Heijo Palace, and Futaiji Temple are some local landmarks. Manyo Botanical Garden, Nara Kenko Land, and Hirakata Park are family favourites.

Shopping, sightseeing, and taking a tour are just a few things to do in the area. Local parks like Isui-en Garden, Nara Park, and Kazugayama Genshirin are peaceful spots. Mount Wakakusa, Momonoo-no Taki, and Mt. Ikoma are beautiful places to appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Nara Family, Aeon Mall, or Yamanobe Street.

A few of the most popular sights in the area include Todaiji Temple, Osaka Castle, and Osaka Science Museum. You can also stop by Denkoji, Daianji Temple, and Nara Christ Church.

Getting around Nara

To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Shinomiya station is the closet train station, but Takanohara station and Nara Tomio Station are also nearby.

At 35.3 km (21.9 miles), Osaka (ITM-Itami) is the closest major airport to Nara. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest airport, 52.7 km (32.8 miles) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Nara?
Noborioji Hotel Nara is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Asukasou and HARUYA Naramachi.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nara, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Nara.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Nara?
Based on reviews, The Deer Park Inn is a popular 2-star guesthouse for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Guesthouse Iki and Guesthouse Narakomachi.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Nara?
Hotel Asyl Nara Annex is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other choices for your family trip include ANDO HOTEL NARA WAKAKUSAYAMA and Hotel Nikko Nara. Also, attractions such as Nara Kenko Land and Naramachi are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Nara?
Kotorian is a favourite 3.5-star holiday home for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and premium bedding. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Nara Hotel and Fine Garden Nara Horai - Adults Only.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nara?
Kotorian is a top holiday home for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchens for its human guests.
What's the best luxury hotel in Nara?
Nara Hotel is a 4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Another upscale choice for your trip is Hotel Nikko Nara.
What is the best spa hotel in Nara?
Daibutsukan is a top spa hotel with 30 rooms, free WiFi and free self-parking. Why not spend some time relaxing in the hot tub? Other popular spa hotels in Nara include Hotel Asyl Nara and Nara Kenko Land Plaza Hotel.
What is staying in Nara like?
Visitors give high marks for the temples in Nara, which is also known for its gardens and monuments. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its musical theatre. Top sights in the city include Nara Park, Todaiji Temple and Nara Kenko Land. In Nara, there are 180 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Nara?
Cultural venues include Nara National Museum, Nara City Museum of Photography and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Attractions like Nara Kenko Land and Naramachi are fun for everyone. Notable for its temples, landmarks like Todaiji Temple, Kashihara Shrine and Kasuga Shrine are not to be missed.
What's the best way to get around Nara?
You can walk to nearby metro stations including Yanagimoto Station, Unebi Station and Sango Station. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.
What's the seasonal weather in Nara?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Nara is 1141 mm.

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