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Kintetsu Nara Station Building, September 2014
|Location||29 Higashimuki-Nakamachi, Nara, Nara |
|Operated by||Kintetsu Railway|
|Previous names||Nara; Daiki Nara Station|
Kankyu Nara Station
Kinki Nippon Nara (until 1970)
Kintetsu Nara Station (近鉄奈良駅, Kintetsu-Nara-eki) is a railway station on the Nara Line in Nara, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway.
The station is the terminal station on the Nara Line. Kintetsu operates through expresses and limited expresses from Kyoto Station and Ōsaka Namba Station in Osaka. Passengers taking non through trains from Kyoto on the Kyoto Line have to change trains at Yamato-Saidaiji Station to get to Kintetsu Nara.
The station consists of four platforms with four tracks on the second basement level.
|1 - 4||■ Nara Line||for Yamato-Saidaiji, Ōsaka Namba, Amagasaki, Koshien , and Kobe Sannomiya|
|■ Kyoto Line through trains||for Kyoto and Kokusaikaikan|
|Nara Line (A28)|
|Including Kyoto Line through trains|
|Shin-Omiya (A27)||Rapid Express||Terminus|
|Yamato-Saidaiji (A26/B26)||Limited Express||Terminus|
The station opened on 30 April 1914, initially named Nara Station (奈良駅). It was renamed Daiki Nara Station (大軌奈良駅) in August 1928, Kankyu Nara Station (関急奈良駅) on 15 March 1941, and Kinki Nippon Nara (近畿日本奈良駅) on 1 June 1944, before becoming Kintetsu Nara Station on 1 March 1970.
In 2010, the station was used by an average of 67,761 passengers daily.
The station is located next to Kōfuku-ji and Nara Park; it is also possible to walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tōdai-ji, and the Kasuga Shrine. Outside the station, passengers can also connect to buses and taxis.
Nara Station on the JR West Lines is located approximately 15 minutes to the southwest.
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