NARA Travelers Guide

Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

Access

Getting to Nara City

From Kansai International Airport
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Kansai Airport to JR Nara Station by bus.
From Tokyo
  • From Kyoto Station on the Kintetsu Line
  • Approx 3 hours travel. Take the shinkansen (bullet train) from JR Tokyo Station to JR Kyoto Station. Walk to Kintetsu Kyoto Station. Ride the train to Kintetsu Nara Station.
  • From Kyoto Station on the JR Line
  • Approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time. Take the shinkansen (bullet train) from JR Tokyo Station to JR Kyoto Station. Take the train from JR Kyoto Station to JR Nara Station.
From Nagoya
  • By JR
  • Approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time. Take the shinkansen (bullet train) from JR Tokyo Station to JR Kyoto Station. Take the train from JR Kyoto Station to JR Nara Station.
  • By Kintetsu
  • Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes travel time. Take the Kintetsu train from Kintetsu Nagoya Station to Kintetsu Yamato-yagi Station. Take the train from Kintetsu Yamato-Yagi to Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station. Take the train from Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.
From Kyoto
  • By JR
  • Approx. 45 minutes from JR Kyoto Station to JR Nara Station.
  • By Kintetsu
  • Approx. 40 minutes from Kintetsu Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.
From Osaka
  • By JR
  • Approx. 55 minutes from JR Shin-Osaka Station to JR Osaka Station, and then to JR Nara Station.
  • By Kintetsu
  • Approx. 30 minutes from Kintetsu Namba Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.
From Kobe
Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes from Hanshin Kobe-Sannomiya Station to Kintetsu Nara station. (The Hanshin line turns into the Kintetsu line)
From Fukuoka
Approx. 3 hours. Take the shinkansen (bullet train) from JR Hakata Station to JR Shin-Osaka Station. Take the train from JR Shin-Osaka Station to JR Osaka Station. Take the train from JR Osaka Station to JR Nara Station.

After Arriving in Nara

Rental Car Companies
Nippon Rent-a-Car Kinki Region(Reservation Center:+81-6-6772-1482)
Kinki Region Rental Car Service(+81-742-62-2000)
Nissan Rent-a-Car(Nara Station Front Store: +81-742-20-1723  Kintetsu Nara Station Front Store: +81-742-23-4123)
Rental Bicycles
Nara Rent-a-Cycle(+81-724-24-8111)
Yamato Sightseeing Rental Cycles(Kintetsu Nara Store: +81-742-54-1549 JR Nara Store: +81-742-77-4727)
Na-ko Rental Cycles(Kintetsu Nara Store: +81-742-22-5475 Shin-Omiya Store: +81-742-35-0961 Saidi-ji Temple Store: +81-742-44-8388 Nishi-no-Kyo Store: +81-742-36-8198 Horyu-ji Temple Store: +81-745-74-0047)
Fixed‐route Buses
Nara Transportation Company / NC (Nara Convenient) Bus Company(Nara Transportation Company:+81-742-62-5531)(NC:+81-742-26-2271)
Sightseeing Buses
Nara Transportation Company(+81-742-62-5531)
Nara Sightseeing Bus Company
Regular Sightseeing Buses
Nara Transportation Company(Nara Public Transport Reservation Center:+81-742-22-5110 )
Sightseeing Taxis (Private & Corporate)
Nara Kintetsu Taxi Company(+81-120-123-558)
Hattori Taxi Company(+81-120-225-521)
Daiwa Transportation Company(+81-742-22-3383)
Japan Welfare Taxi Association Nara(+81-742-37-4873)
Nakao Taxi (Private Company)(+81-90-4496-8666)
Yoshida Private Sightseeing Taxi(+81-90-3050-8900)

Savings on Tickets

JR Rail Pass
Surutto Kansai Pass
Public Transportation in Nara