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Nara overview

Visitors to Nara have positive things to say about this welcoming city and its temples. You'll enjoy the gardens, historical sites, and rich culture while in town. You can learn about the local heritage of Nara at top landmarks like Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine. Popular sights like Nara Park and Nara National Museum are sure to leave an impression.

Where to stay in Nara

Whether you plan to stay for a night or a week, Nara has the right accommodation for you. There are 66 hotels in Nara and you can shop as many as 3962 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 70%. Our room prices start at 7 USD per night and here you'll find a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Nara as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 16 5-star hotels from 128 USD per night
  • • 232 4-star hotels from 65 USD per night
  • • 1095 3-star hotels from 40 USD per night
  • • 156 2-star hotels from 13 USD per night

How to get to Nara

Fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), 26.8 mi (43.1 km) from central Nara.

Train stations include:
  • • Shinomiya station (4.1 mi/6.6 km from the city center)
  • • Takanohara station (4.1 mi/6.6 km from the city center)
  • • Nara Tomio Station (9 mi/14.5 km from the city center)

What to see around Nara

The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Nara National Museum
  • • Nara City Museum of Photography
  • • Todaiji Temple Cultural Center
  • • Okumura Commemorative Museum
  • • Neiraku Art Museum
Memorable for its landmarks including:
  • • Todaiji Temple
  • • Kasuga Shrine
  • • Kofuku-ji Shrine
  • • Toshodai-ji Temple
  • • Yakushi-ji Temple
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Nara Park
  • • Kasugayama Hill Primeval Forest
  • • Mount Wakakusa
  • • Manyo Botanical Garden
  • • Isui-en Garden
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Enjo-ji Temple
  • • Byakugoji Temple
  • • Shoryakuji Temple
  • • Shinyakushiji Temple
  • • Shiga Naoya Former House

When to visit Nara

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 45°F night
  • • July-September: 92°F day, 62°F night
  • • October-December: 77°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.59 inches
  • • April-June: 12.09 inches
  • • July-September: 13.50 inches
  • • October-December: 9.45 inches