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Up-to-date and essential English tourist information about Nara for international visitors


Nara Explorer is Nara's first and only English tourist magazine.

Our inaugual first issue will be published in June.

For further information,click here.

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  • Useful Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centers

Nara City Tourist Center
Open: 9:00-21:00; a wide range of tourist information; English OK; maps and materials in several languages are available; traditional Nara crafts and souvenirs on exhibit; Tel: 0742-22-3900.
Nara City Tourist Information Centers
JR Nara Station Open: 9:00-17:00; Tel: 0742-22-9821; Kintetsu Nara Station(located next to train ticket machines); Open: 9:00-17:00; Tel: 0742-24-4858; Sarusawa Pond: Open: 9:00-17:00; Tel: 0742-26-1991.
Nara Prefecture Tourist Information Center
Open: 10:00-17:00; closed Dec. 29-Jan. 3; Tel: 0742-27-2003.
Horyuji i Center
Open: 8:30-18:00; tourist information about Horyu-ji Temple and Ikaruga area; free English volunteer guides are available; Tel: 0745-74-6800;
Kodai Yamato Tourist Information Center
in Kintetsu Kashihara Jingu-mae Station; tourist information about Kashihara, Sakurai, Takatori and Asuka area is available; Open: 10:00-15:00 (open from 9:00 on weekend); closed Dec. 29-Jan. 3; Tel: 0744-23-1905.
Asuka Tourist Information Center
in Kintetsu Asuka Station; tourist information about Asuka area; Open: Tel: 0744-54-3624; volunteer guide service is available (English, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese; reservation required; 1,000yen); reservation required; call Asukakyo Tourist Information for details: Tel: 0744-54-2362.