How to Reach Nara

HOW TO GET TO NARA

  • By Air: Having no airport of its own, flights to Nara city land at the Kansai International Airport.
  • By Train: Regular express trains as well as local trains run to and from Osaka and Kyoto to Nara. If you are visiting from other parts of Japan, board a shinkansen (bullet train) for Kyoto and then board a local or an express train from Kyoto to Nara.
  • By Boat: Frequent busses run between Nara and nearby cities and towns.

HOW TO GET AROUND NARA

  • By Bus: The bus network of Nara is well connected and has regular interval busses running between different parts of the city. They also connect railway stations of Nara.
  • By Bicycle: The best way to travel around Nara is by bicycle. Bike rentals cost anywhere between ¥500 to ¥700 a day.
  • By Taxi: Hiring a taxi is possible. However, it proves to be costly when compared to bus and bicycle.
  • By Walking: Nara is a very compact city and can easily be explored on foot.