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Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Engaging and engaged

The staff at this free center is very engaged and justifiably proud of their Japanese culture. We... read more

Reviewed today
Paradox1995
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Manomet, Massachusetts
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Informative and Delightful

Thank you to the other Tripadvisors for recommending this place. It's on the way to Todai-ji and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KamuelaKrew
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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 today via mobile

The staff at this free center is very engaged and justifiably proud of their Japanese culture. We tried calligraphy and origami while a staff member created our names in Kanji characters. They kept us as engaged as if we were children, enjoying multiple activities.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to the other Tripadvisors for recommending this place. It's on the way to Todai-ji and the Deer Park, and well worth the stop. We were fortunate to have met Junichi (Jay) Shibata, who's an all-around good guy, a master of origami, and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been there to ask for information in the morning and they were very kind and thank to them we've found quickly the place. We've come back that afternoon to see a dance given by geishas, organized by them. It was very nice and we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 2 weeks ago

Dear Roam39361494043, Thank you for sharing your comments in details on Tripadvisor. It sounds like you enjoyed our traditional dance event the other day! We are so glad to have a positive review and recommendation from you. We look forward to welcoming you back to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice free workshop origami! We made a deer and a butterfly! Staff speaks English very well! Very friendly and good explanation!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank saramU1159GQ
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear saramU1159GQ, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful 5-star review. We are very happy to hear that our staff contributed to making your time in the center enjoyable. The entire staff here looks forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nara visitor center is excellent and certainly worth a visit. Very helpful staff who can advise on what to do, where to eat, local events etc - speak to Jay if you can! Free calligraphy also. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Nara. Tom &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tatr88
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tom & Maddy, Warm greetings from The NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your lovely 5-star review and taking the time to recommend us to other tourists. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our facilities...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

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.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Nara Visior Cen... S, お客様担当マネージャー at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear aaong86, Warm greetings from NARA Visitor Center & Inn. Thank you very kindly for your positive review of your experience at NARA Visitor Center & Inn. We appreciate your taking the time to recommend us to other tourists, and the entire staff here look...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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 21 October 2018

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 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 21 October 2018

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 2 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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 21 October 2018

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 10 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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 21 October 2018

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

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ricomaria13
24 July 2017|
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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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4 June 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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