Top 5 Recommended Accommodations Near Nara Park, a Popular Sightseeing Spot
If you are travelling to Nara, it would be a good idea to stay at an accommodation near Nara Park, where you may find a variety of sightseeing spots. This article lists down the top 5 places to stay at among many others.
1. Hotel New Wakasa
Todaiji, which is located within Nara Park, is accessible from this inn 5 minutes by foot. You may avail of either the regular room or the type that comes with an outdoor bath. Among which, you should try the "Special Hinoki Panoramic Bath", where you may enjoy the view of Nara from your spacious room, the garden, or from the panoramic bath. Aside from the large communal bath in the in, you may also avail of the private chartered bath as well as the panoramic jacuzzi bath (each bath costs 2,000 JPY (excl. tax) for 50 minutes). You may enjoy seasonal dishes for dinner such as traditional cuisine from Nara, which include Japanese-style tea rice porridge and meals made with traditional vegetables. You may access free Wi-Fi within the whole accommodation. You may find staff who can speak English and/or Chinese.
2. Kotono yado Musashino
Musashino is the oldest inn in Nara located in Nara Park and has been loved by writers and artists from long ago. There are a total of 12 rooms, which come in their own unique style, but are all built in the traditional sukiya form. Musashino is divided into the main building and the annex, "Rokumeisanso", which has a total of 5 rooms which come with either an open-air or a half open-air bath. The inn serves breakfast and dinner, which are comprised of seasonal banquet dishes, which you may enjoy as you relax. Furthermore, you may have your breakfast transformed into a picnic lunchbox, which you may eat by Mt. Wakakusa, which is 5 minutes by foot. You may access free Wi-Fi within the whole accommodation. You may find staff who can speak English.
3. Wakasa Annex
The Wakasa Annex (Bettei) is a 5-minute walk from Nara Park and Todaiji. This inn lets you in on the drifting beauty of traditional Nara as well as gives you a relaxing experience basked in the atmosphere of the city. You may select from either the rush-scented Japanese room or the modern Japanese Western room. These rooms come with either an open-air or half open-air bath, or rather an indoor bath with the scent of white cedar. Furthermore, you may enjoy the view of Todaiji, the roof covering the Big Buddha, and Mt. Wakakusa from the panoramic bathtub at the top floor. For dinner, you may enjoy tea-ceremony dishes, while breakfast consists of Japanese set meals that come with Chagayu (tea rice porridge). The whole accommodation comes with free Wi-Fi. You may find staff who can speak English.
4. The Deer Park Inn
The Deer Park Inn is a guest house situated in Nara Park, surrounded by relaxing nature. The wild deer that inhabit the park sometimes come to the front of the inn. The guest house has a total of 10 rooms which consist of male and female mixed dormitories, female only dormitories, and individual rooms. You may cook your own meals at the kitchen in the communal space. You may enjoy interacting with other guests at the lounge, as well. You may access free Wi-Fi within the whole accommodation. You may find staff who can speak English and/or Spanish.
The Kasugayama Primeval Forest has long been safeguarding the Kasuga Taisha located in Nara Park. Tsukihitei rests quietly within this forest, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, and is known as an inn specializing in cuisine. The structure of the building offers a Japanese atmosphere, which served as a place catering to leading figures in the Meiji era. Tsukihitei only comes with 3 rooms, which all offer a degree of privacy. You may spend a relaxing time here surrounded by the chirping of the wild birds accompanied with the sound of the river. The inn offers unique banquet dishes for dinner. All in all, you may enjoy the atmosphere of an old town with flavors by the season. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi.
What do you think? This article listed down a wide variety of accommodations from prestigious inns to reasonable hotels. Please select where to stay according to your preferences and budget.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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