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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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I’ve not visited such a nice visitor center before. It is staffed by people who genuinely love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa Z
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Junichi is a national treasure! Cheered us up on a very wet day in Nara!

On a very wet day in Nara we happened upon Nara Visitor Centre. We were enthusiastically ushered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Road566067
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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 yesterday

Lots of information regarding to Nara can be found here. The staff here is extremely friendly as well. Be sure to check out this place when you are in Nara.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve not visited such a nice visitor center before. It is staffed by people who genuinely love their city and want to help tourists explore it. There is a very nice space for learning origami and I folded a beautiful deer, photo attached. Such fun,...More

Thank Lisa Z
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 days ago

Dear Lisa Z, 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! We are very happy to hear that our staff contributed to making your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a very wet day in Nara we happened upon Nara Visitor Centre. We were enthusiastically ushered inside where we were entertained by the very energetic Junichi (hope I have spelled his name correctly). We were treated to a wonderful Origami class while we waited...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 3 days ago

Dear Road566067, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your fantastic 5-star review and recommendation. Yes! His name is Junichi. You spelled it correctly. We are always proud of providing the friendliest hospitality to our guests. Therefore, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have a free guide walking tour which ended with a free origami making lesson. We made a lovely deer and butterfly which combined to make a Pegasus.More

Thank Leoninny
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 days ago

Dear Leoninny, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for visiting us and your valuable 5-star review. We are very happy to know that you had a nice walking and origami making experiences with our friendly staff. Thank you...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018 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

Thank Helen A
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 days ago

Dear Helen A, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly 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 several cultural experiences we offer....More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

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
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 days ago

Dear Leila R, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your feedbacks and are delighted to read that the convenience of our facilities and our overall staff services exceeded your expectations....More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 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.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 4 days ago

Dear Daniel J, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review on your recent visit at The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Especially, we appreciate you mentioning how informative was our staff for your trip...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 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

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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 August 30, 2018

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 August 17, 2018 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 August 29, 2018

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 August 16, 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 August 29, 2018

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

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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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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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YES won't be a problem! The town is quite small and all things to see are near each other 😊
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