Nara Hotel

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Nara Hotel
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Location within Japan
Hotel chain JR Hotel Group / Miyako Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location1096 Takabatake-chō,
Nara, Nara,
Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Coordinates 34°40′48.1″N135°50′1.8″E / 34.680028°N 135.833833°E / 34.680028; 135.833833 Coordinates: 34°40′48.1″N135°50′1.8″E / 34.680028°N 135.833833°E / 34.680028; 135.833833
OpeningOctober 17, 1909
Owner West Japan Railway Company
ManagementNara Hotel Co., Ltd.
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
Architect Yasushi Kataoka / Kingo Tatsuno
Developer Cabinet Railway Authority
Other information
Number of rooms129
Number of suites3
Number of restaurants4

Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a five star hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It was designed by Tatsuno Kingo who was also the designer of the Bank of Japan building and the Marunouchi building of Tokyo Station and is known as the teacher of Kenkichi Yabashi  [ ja ], the designer of National Diet Building, and Kataoka Yasushi who was also the designer of Osaka City Hall  [ ja ]. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway Company. In 2009 the first centennial anniversary of the hotel was celebrated.


Famous guests

Various crowned and uncrowned heads of state, members of royal families, heads of government, politicians, actors, artists, and other notable persons have stayed at the hotel. [1]

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