Travel / Tourism Information Spots in Nara Area

  • Horyu-ji Temple i Center
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    Nara Pref. Ikomagunikarugachou Houryuji 1-8-25
    This is an information center at the entrance of the road approaching the Horyu-ji Temple. It provides tourist information and information about Horyu-ji Temple, as well as the history and culture of the local Ikaruga-no-Sato area. The center houses a display of a miniature model of the Horyu-ji Temple, and has an information counter and a multipurpose room.

    Our free guide was well known there, I think they offer different tours, a completely genuine place, they even kept our luggage for free.

  • Asuka General Information Bureau, Asuka Bito-no-Yakata
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    21 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Koshi 6
    This is a tourist information center in front of Asuka Station, Asuka Village. As well as providing support for local tourism, they also sell souvenirs. Inside the building there is a wall painting depicting the four Gods (said to rule over the four directions) which are a blue dragon, vermilion bird, white tiger, and black tortoise with Kitora tumulus as a motif.

    There are a couple of English items available here. The staff is very helpful and helped me plan my walk-around to see the major sites. Souvenirs, snacks and drinks are available. Next door is a...

  • Naramachi Information Center
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    16 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Chuinchou 21
    Naramachi Information Center is a great place to get information on places of interest, historic sites, restaurants, and shops. It also holds a morning market starting at 8 a.m. every second Saturday where you can buy fresh vegetables and other ingredients from Yoshino, making it a popular spot in its own right. The center also has a shop that sells products from the Yoshino region, including disposable chopsticks made from Yoshino cedar and cypress, local honey, and rice crackers. There is even a bicycle rental service.

    「ならまち」の玄関口にある観光・地域情報センター兼特産品ショップだ。オリジナルの「おさんぽガイドマップ」などインターネットでは検索しにくいまち歩きに役立つニュースを多数集めており、そうした情報を求める向きには好適な施設だ。ショップはならまちにあるが、吉野杉の割り箸や三輪そうめんなど「ならまち」以外の野菜や物産品をそろえている。借りなかったが、レンタル自転車も扱っていた。

  • Nara City Information Center Naranicle
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    17 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Kamisanjouchou 23-4
    This tourist information center provides general information on the Yamatoji area and exhibits traditional handicrafts and local souvenirs. The convenient location a five-minute walk from JR / Kintetsu Nara Station and the abundance of the information on hand makes it a popular destination for sightseeing info. Guidance is available in English, Chinese, and Korean in addition to Japanese (Please check the schedule for availability.).

    I was strolling around Nara when I wanted to do some currency exchange at this place. Instead I ended up meeting Ishin and his friends which were super friendly, gave out many nice tips for places...

  • Nara City Kitamachi Tegaimon Tourist Information Center
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Tegaicho 54-1

    Last night we took the Nara tourist walking tour the guide was great taking us for two hours and six miles around all the museums temples and shrines getting great effect as they were illuminated

  • Nara City Tourist Information Center
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi Northeastern Nara station 1082JR
    A tourist information center near Nara Station housed within the former station building built in 1934. As well as searching for things to do on the tablet devices, there are baggage storage facilities, multifunctional toilets, a nursing room and a cafe. It’s a convenient first stop for tourists from abroad with language support in English, Chinese and Korean, foreign exchange machines and a prayer room.
  • Kyu-Nabeya Koban Kitamachi Information Center (Nara City Kitamachi Nabeya Tourist Information Center)
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Handayokomachi 37-2
    This tourist information center located in Handayokomachi, Nara City is jointly operated by area residents and the local government. The center has been in its current location, a renovated historic police box, since 1928.

    奈良女子大学の道路挟んだ手前にあります。レトロな駐在所?みたいな建物の保存利用で周りの雰囲気と合ってて◎

  • Musokan
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    Nara Pref. Takaichiguntakatorichou Kamitosa 20-2
    Musokan is a tourist information center located in Kamitosa, Takatori Town, Takaichi County. The information center is housed within a refurbished kimono shop from the Meiji period. Musokan can be used as a base for sightseeing around Takatori Castle Ruins, and also has special products on sale, an exhibition display, a gallery, and a free resting area, etc. It’s a great place to take a quick break and enjoy a free cup of roasted green tea.
  • Naramachi Minami Tourist Information Center “Shika no Fune”
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    Nara Nara-shi Inouecho 11
  • Soni Kogen Farm Garden
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    14 Reviews
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    Nara Uda-gun Sonimura Taroji 839

    日曜日の10時30分に訪問。 朝食を済ましていたので、お風呂が開く11時までの時間潰しに利用しました。飲み物とソーセージ盛り合わせを注文。ソーセージは11時からのメニューでしたが、提供が遅くなることを了承して、オーダーできました。飲み物は普通でしたが、ソーセージがとても美味しかったです。名前はわかりませんが、普通のソーセージが2本、ピリ辛・パセリ・ガーリックが各1本と野菜サラダが一盛りで出てきまし...

  • Sakurai Tourist Information Office
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Nara Sakurai-shi Sakurai 190-2

    They didnt have many English brochures nor much English spoken but the agent was really friendly and helpful. I managed to put a plan of action for todays walk around the Sakurai area with her...

  • Kashihara Tourist Information Center Jingu-mae
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    8 Reviews
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    Nara Kashihara-shi Kumecho 652-2

    I actually wrote to this center months before my visit to get information on transportation and they were very helpful. They even offered to bring us on a tour of Imaicho if we should be keen to...

  • Yoshinocho Tourist Information Office
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    7 Reviews
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Kamiichi 2060-1

    桜のシーズンに行きました。 バスの乗り方が分からず、聞きましたが、 親切にして下さいました。 地図などももらえます。 外国人にも対応していますよ。

  • Daito Local Hall
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Nara Gojo-shi Otocho Sakamoto 283-1

    道の駅 吉野路大塔のパーキングがいっぱいでお迎えに駐車。 結果オーライで食事が出来ました。 古民家で雰囲気は抜群。 めはりすし、ジビエのカレー。 注文してから結構時間かかります。 でも美味しかったです。

  • Tenkawamura Information center
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Tenkawamura Kawaai 263-1

    天川川合バス停を降りるとすぐ目の前にあります。 ここでみたらい渓谷の地図・洞川自然研究路の地図・ウオーキングマップ裏が洞川温泉ぐる-りマップをもらって、ハイキングのスタートです。 バスの時刻表のプリントアウトもあります。 いろいろ親切に教えていただけます。

  • Hako Hon Jusan Cho Tourist Information Office
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    Nara Yamatokoriyama-shi Imaimachi 15-3

    郡山の町中にある観光案内所で、隣接する建物が郡山のプチ博物館になっていて、ボランティアガイドの説明を聞くことができました。訪問時のテーマは焼き物で、戦国末期の赤膚焼きや製法が解明されいない幻の焼き物「雲崋焼き」の詳しい説明を聞くことができた。

  • Yoshinogunyoshino Tabitomo Tours seimeikan
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Tanji 207-1

    Very friendly staff. They actually give very beneficial information such as maps and also shows you where to go and how long does the trip take. Feel free to ask them questions as they are very...

  • Yoshino Yama Tourist Association
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshino Yama 2430
  • Uda Tourist Information Office
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Nara Uda-shi Haibara Haibara 2427

    宇陀市の榛原駅の近くにある観光案内所です。初めて宇陀市に来たので寄ってみました。いろいろな観光パンフが置いてありました。

  • Ominesan Dorogawa Onsen Kankokyokai
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    1 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinoguntenkawamura Dorogawa 528-1

    雖然空間不大,但是裡面有滿滿的資料可以索取,櫃檯的小姐聽完我的需求之後,很熱心幫忙推薦適合我的景點給我,真的是獲得很大的幫助!

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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