Nara

Nara
Nara
Nara
Nara
Nara
Nara
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Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity: 1,476
Accommodation capacity: 4,645

CONTACT

Nara Visitors Bureau

Tel.
+81-742-26-7700
Fax.
+81-742-23-8288
URL
http://www.nara-kankou.or.jp/convention/e/index.html 
E-mail
info-ntf@nara-kankou.or.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

The birthplace of Japanese culture

Nara is the birthplace of Japanese culture. It was the capital before Kyoto, with the Heijo Palace dating to 707, and was Japan's first international city. Today it is a reservoir of history and culture with many World Heritage sites and historic monuments. The internationalism that the city acquired through encounters with different cultures over nearly 1,300 years is still noticeable. Nara is near Kansai Airport and Kansai Science City. Around JR Nara Station, there is ongoing development with integrating urban facilities such as the Nara Centennial Hall (a convention facility), and Hotel Nikko Nara. Nara is also well known as the birthplace of the ink and brushes used in Japanese calligraphy, and tourists today can enjoy the hands-on experience of grinding ink and learning to write with a brush.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kinki
    Population:
    0.4 million (City)
  • Access:

    From Kansai International Airport > central Nara: 100 minutes by bus/car

    From Osaka International (Itami) Airport: 60 minutes by bus/car

  • Local Speciality:

    Miwa-somen (thin wheat noodles)
    Kaki-no-ha sushi (sushi wrapped in persimmon leaf)
    Yoshino-kudzu (special starch from a plant called “kudzu”)
    Narazuke (vegetables pickled in sake lees)
    Yamato-cha (green tea produced in Nara)
    Yamato-ushi (beef)
    Yamato-pork
    Yamato-nikudori chicken

    Place to visit:

    Todaiji Temple
    Kasuga Taisha Shrine
    Kofukuji Temple
    Heijo Palace Site
    Nara Park
    Yakushiji Temple

Number of Rooms Hotel 2,663
Japanese Inn 463
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 4,645
Japanese Inn 1,606
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 3℃ 4℃ 7℃ 13℃ 18℃ 21℃ 25℃ 26℃ 22℃ 16℃ 11℃ 6℃
Average Precipitation 49mm 63mm 103mm 97mm 143mm 188mm 165mm 111mm 163mm 111mm 71mm 47mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • NARA CENTENNIAL HALL
    Convention Facility
    As the cultural center of this international cultural city, it has a multi-visio...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1476 60 400
  • NARA KASUGANO INTERNATIONAL FORUM
    Convention Facility
    Located in the center of Nara Park at the foot of Mt. Wakakusa, this facility is...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    500 500 400 300 508
  • HOTEL NIKKO NARA
    Hotel

    The largest hotel in Nara Prefecture, this modern hotel features several conf...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    574 330 1000 700 700 460 1000
  • NARA HOTEL
    Hotel
    A magnificent hotel located in Nara Park, ideal for meetings, parties, and for e...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    230 129 300 220 350 280 339
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Kimono wearing, calligraphy, zen meditation and watching deer-calling performances
-Courses include an introduction to the Tenpyo culture, visit to Heijo Palace site, the Great Buddha Hall at Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, Yakushiji Temple

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