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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

3 Ikenocho, Nara 630-8361, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-81-7461
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Very informative

We approached the tourist information on how to go to Nara Park, the guide is very fluent in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Luz A
Very patient teacher!

This is a nice place to stop for a while and get out of the cold. The centre is bright, clean and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JonHSydney
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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 along with the opportunity to discover and experience the city’s cultural and sightseeing riches.
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3 Ikenocho, Nara 630-8361, Nara Prefecture
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"tea ceremony"
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"cultural activities"
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"center offers"
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"convenience store"
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"super helpful staff"
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"free storage"
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"free activities"
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"calligraphy lesson"
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"helpful information"
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"answered all our questions"
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"hot tea"
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"recommend stopping"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We approached the tourist information on how to go to Nara Park, the guide is very fluent in English and she gave all the information very clearly and she even provided us with a map.

Thank Luz A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stop for a while and get out of the cold. The centre is bright, clean and modern. You can access free wifi there. They offer free origami classes, so we decided to give that a go. As there were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for information and we got plenty of that! Very helpful and welcoming staff. We were also shown how to make a deer origami step by step which was amazing. Definitely reccommend to drop in here.More

Thank monique462
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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 weeks ago

Dear monique462, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed origami with our friendly staff. Moreover, we appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to ask for recommendations about what to do in Nara. The staff gave us a route that fitted with our time and was really complete. Then we had a really nice free class about origami and they wrote our names in Kanji....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 weeks ago

Dear lauprzls, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. We are always proud to provide the proper information and friendliest hospitality to our guests. Therefore, we are very happy to hear that our staff contributed...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this centre due to its great review. It did not disappointed. Kids loved the free origami classes taught them how to fold very colourful deers, the iconic symbol for Nara. Very professional and welcoming staffs. It also offered costumes from kimono, sumo...More

Thank Susie813
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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 weeks ago

Dear Susie813, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review. We highly appreciate your detailed review and are delighted to read that the convenience of our facilities & our overall staff service exceeded your expectations. We...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by to ask for directions and what to do. Staff was very helpful, kind, and able to provide a thorough guide. Definitely recommend visiting them once you reach Nara if you don't have a solid trip plan.More

Thank Warakan P
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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 February 3, 2018

Dear Warakan P, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your review. We are very pleased to hear that our staff contributed to making your stay in Nara enjoyable. The entire staff here at NARA Visitor Center...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We came to see the traditional Japanese dance show, and stayed longer for the Origami and Calligraphy workshops. Recommend a visit here to whoever happens to be around! The staff is very hospitable and welcoming!!More

Thank francesco b
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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 February 3, 2018

Dear francesco b, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our traditional Japanese dance show and some workshops....More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We came into the Visitor Centre after being stuck out in the rain to find a warm group of people eager to teach us origami, traditional Japanese calligraphy and even dress up in traditional clothes (all free!) It was the most cultural thing we’ve done...More

Thank Tom S
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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 January 31, 2018

Dear Tom S, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. We are always proud to provide the friendliest hospitality to our guests. Therefore, we are very happy to hear that our staff contributed to making...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We visited the center because we saw in the guide that they offered free courses to tourists. We did an origami workshop with a very nice man who, meanwhile we were doing the activity, explained us the history of Nara. Visit 100% recommended.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 January 31, 2018

Dear mireia1232016, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your outstanding 5-star review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you had our friendly services and great experiences with us. We...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

I was very impressed by this visitor center. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free Wifi and access to computers. Facility had ATM and nice restroom. There is a small selection of souvenirs to purchase. Classes are offered on site. We took a one hour calligraphy...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 December 31, 2017

Dear Mónica M, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for your wonderful 5-star review. We are very grateful to know that you had the convenience of our facilities and our friendly staff services whilst staying with us. The entire...More

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ricomaria13
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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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YES won't be a problem! The town is quite small and all things to see are near each other 😊
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