Located in front of the JR station, it is very practical for commuting to/from Kyoto or Osaka. It's about 2.5km from the Great Buddha temple (Todaiji) East of Nara, easily reachable through walking streets. Rooms are very small, with just enough space for a double bed (comfortable) and a compact bathroom. Relatively quiet. Breakfast included in price (11,700JPY for 1 night/2 pax). Booking thru Rakuten, I was mistakenly given a smoking room but it was still ok and not too smelly ... Good a for a touch and go stay.