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Nara overview

Nara is a friendly locale distinct for its historical sites and gardens, and known for its temples and monuments. You'll enjoy the ample café and dining options, along with outdoor areas for biking and hiking. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Todaiji Temple and Osaka Castle. Osaka Science Museum and Kasuga Shrine are popular places to visit. Nara is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Nara

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Nara has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Nara with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Nara hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Nara hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Nara

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 26.8 mi (43.1 km) from downtown Nara. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest major airport, 37.6 mi (60.5 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Shinomiya station
  • • Takanohara station
  • • Nara Tomio Station

What to see around Nara

Known for its gardens, the area's attractions include:
  • • Manyo Botanical Garden
  • • Manpuku-ji
  • • Sakuya Konohana Kan
  • • Nishinomaru Garden
  • • Nishiyama Park
A top draw is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Nara City Museum of Photography
  • • Todaiji Temple Cultural Center
  • • Okumura Commemorative Museum
  • • Neiraku Art Museum
  • • Nara National Museum
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, temples, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Enjo-ji Temple
  • • Byakugoji Temple
  • • Shoryakuji Temple
  • • Kasuga Shrine
  • • Shinyakushiji Temple
It's well known for its hiking trails and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Kasugayama Hill Primeval Forest
  • • Mount Wakakusa
  • • Nara Park
  • • Isui-en Garden
  • • Sarusawa-ike
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Todaiji Temple
  • • Osaka Castle
  • • Osaka Science Museum
  • • Kofuku-ji Shrine
  • • Toshodai-ji Temple

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