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8.1

Excellent

458 reviews

458 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Tamura Seihoen

200 m

Gangoji Temple

200 m

Ara-Ike Pond

210 m

Gango-ji Temple

210 m

Sarusawa Pond

230 m

Popular landmarks
Kofuku-ji Temple

350 m

Nara National Museum

620 m

Isuien Garden

830 m

Nara Park

1.1 km

Todai-ji Temple

1.2 km

Closest landmarks
Nara Visitor Center & Inn

140 m

ASAHI PARK

170 m

Sarusawa Tourist Information Office

290 m

Naramachi Townhouse of Traditional Lifestyle

320 m

Kikazaridokoro Miyabi

320 m

Hotel Obana

1110 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Nara, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nara Park. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Located in heart of Nara

Front desk [24-hour]

680 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

130 meters to Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Shops

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Obana

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Single - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Connecting Twin Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Connecting Twin Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Obana?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Obana?

Parking is available for a fee of 1200 JPY per day.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Obana?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Hotel Obana. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1650 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Obana?

Hotel Obana features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Obana?

Hotel Obana does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Obana?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kintetsu Nara Train Station, 690 m away from Hotel Obana.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Obana?

Hotel Obana’s neighborhood is Nara which includes popular restaurants such as Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Obana?

Located in the Nara area, Hotel Obana is close to great shopping choices like Higashimuki Shopping Street, Tamura Seihoen and Naramachi Millet.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Obana?

Hotel Obana is located in Nara area, which is famous for attractions such as Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Obana?

Hotel Obana is located within Nara, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Mumuroji.

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What people love about Hotel Obana

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Breakfast buffet has many variety, room is very clean and location is good."

    Farrah

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    January 6, 2023

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Clean and tidy, friendly staff."

    Chu

    |

    March 18, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location was great."

    Chu

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    March 18, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 241 Nara properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
8.5/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
458 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.5
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More about Hotel Obana

More about Hotel Obana

Hotel Obana

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Hotel Obana, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Nara.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Hotel Obana. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Hotel Obana. The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Hotel Obana are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Hotel Obana, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Hotel Obana has a range of activities that will meet your needs. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Nara has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Nara National Museum located 610 m away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 94% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 83% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 86% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
日本料理おばな
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Location

1110 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.0 km
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    55.4 km
Public transportation
  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
    700 m
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    700 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Konishi-drug store
    480 m
Shopping
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    510 m
Convenience store
  • Circle K
    370 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    270 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    350 m
  • Nara National Museum
    620 m
  • Isuien Garden
    830 m
  • Nara Park
    1.1 km
  • Todai-ji Temple
    1.2 km
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    1.5 km
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    1.5 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    3.8 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    4.4 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    4.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Nara Visitor Center & Inn
    140 m
  • ASAHI PARK
    170 m
  • Tamura Seihoen
    200 m
  • Gangoji Temple
    200 m
  • Ara-Ike Pond
    210 m
  • Gango-ji Temple
    210 m
  • Sarusawa Pond
    230 m
  • Yu Nakagawa honten
    270 m
  • Meisho Daijoin Garden
    290 m
  • Naramachi Millet
    290 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Please enter the full name exactly as it appears on your passport when you book the hotel. Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1650 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 95
  • Year property opened1981
  • Most recent renovation2005
Parking
  • Daily parking fee1200 JPY

Reviews of Hotel Obana from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.5
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.5
Value for money7.8
High score for Nara
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9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (17)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (22)
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8.8
Excellent
Chu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Standard hotel room”

The room size was small as usual Japan hotel. Clean and tidy, friendly staff. The location was great. Just few minutes walk to Nara Park and shopping area.

Reviewed March 18, 2019

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6.4
Good
Masakazu from Japan
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

This hotel is not fancy but it’s the center of everything. The hotel staffs are very friendly ”

and attentive. The room is not spacious but enough for two of us.

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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9.0
Exceptional
Andreas from Greece
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2008

Ideal location”

There are two railway companies that travel from Nara to Kyoto. JR is not the one closer to Sunroute Hotel, so use the other one (of which I already forgot its name...)

Reviewed March 30, 2008

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8.7
Excellent
Andrew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2010

Sunroute Hotel, Nara”

Close to Nara Park Friendly staff Free internet access
Small room (single)

The hotel is only about eight minutes’ walk from the station and a few minutes from the five-tiered pagoda, which is at the southern end of Nara Park and the temple complex. I found the staff friendly and helpful, and English was spoken so there were no communication problems. There’s free internet access via a computer in the reception area. My only criticism was that my single room was small, so unpacking a suitcase was a bit difficult, but it was comfortable in other respects. As I was staying only two nights it didn’t matter very much. The street where the hotel is situated is quiet, with very little traffic. I would certainly stay there again.

Reviewed April 09, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Elizabeth from United States
Family with young children
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Great location”

Absolutely loved the quiet and peaceful neighborhood, wonderful breakfast buffet, and excellent location near Nara Park.

I would definitely recommend this hotel, but note that they cater primarily to Japanese guests, so English language skills are minimal. Also, the bathroom was TINY, but the room was a good size. The breakfast buffet was really great and had a wide array of traditional Japanese breakfast items, but also had a good bit of western food. And it was Very close Nara Park and some of the world heritage sites.

Reviewed April 11, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Fusae from Japan
Business traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

good hotel”

location was good. small but clean. staff was good

hotel location is good. very close to kintetsu nara station. I could walk to Jr nara station also. hotel room is old and small but ckean .but enough space for one person.

Reviewed November 26, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Dylan from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2010

Perfect location for Nara Park”

Good location for Nara Park. Staff happy to store luggage
Nil

The room was small and had a view of the carpark out the back, but was more than suitable for sleeping in which was all I used it for. The place was clean and the staff were very polite and spoke enough English to make life easy. I arrived early and they were more than happy to mind my gear while I went off exploring the local surrounds. Very close to Nara Park.

Reviewed March 19, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
Henrik from Norway
Group
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Nice hotel close to Nara Park”

location was good and very friendly staff

The hotel is ranked as 3-stars while all our others were 4,5 - 5 on this trip. Our expectations was of course lowered, and the hotel is of course not a 5-stars hotel. The stay was however very nice, the room was a bit smaller, but still ok. The bath looked like it was taken directly from a small boat (but everything was clean and it worked). Friendly staff and all in all a good stay.

Reviewed August 14, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Tommy from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Great location”

location, staff friendliness and cleanliness

Luckily they recently hired an English speaking Japanese and was able to ask questions around Nara, great location and nice hotel. A little compact but good enough for a person.

Reviewed July 27, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2010

Great location”

This hotel is in a great loaction. Very near the deer park and on the old side of Nara, so near the shops and attractions. Breakfast was a mixed buffet, room was smart with a reasonable view. Staff were excellent at providing travel advise for making the next difficult leg of our journey.
Not aware of a taxi service and train/buses seem to be the other side of town.

This really was the last hotel that had any spaces when I booked, and from the website I was not expecting much, especially as we prefer Japanese style hotels. It was a long walk across town from the JR station, but was in a great location for sightseeing, right next to the deer park and Pagodas. Staff were very helpful and spoke good English and the hotel looked clean and modern. We only spent one night here, but have no complaints about hotel. Best feature - Location.

Reviewed March 25, 2010

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7.7
Very good
Jan from Czech Republic
Couple
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Average western-style hotel in GREAT location.”

good location, good teas provided in room

Although we could get only two single rooms we slept in one bed anyway :) The hotel is in GREAT location - only some 5 minutes of slow walk from 5-storeyed-pagoda-temples-compound and 20 minutes from Great Buddha statue. Which totally overweighted the hotel's unavailability of twin rooms. The center is maybe 10 minutes of walk, JR station maybe 20 minutes. All quite near. The staff was very friendly but spoke very bad engrish :) At the end we understood each other. The single rooms were quite small but for overnight stay it was OK. Everything was nice and clean.

Reviewed May 09, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
James from United States
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Nice location”

A nicely located hotel that is one step up from the typical Japanese "business hotel." Clean and well-maintained.

Reviewed November 08, 2016

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7.6
Very good
SANGEUN from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Lovely location!”

Nice staff but it might be hard to have a conversation with English. If you could speak in Japanese, It would be better. Clean room.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
jose from Spain
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Convenience in location”

Near main temples in a nice quiet street

The rooms are basic but clean, the staff is helpful and nice. Internet by LAN cable.

Reviewed May 10, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Kang from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Very very good”

Very very kind clean Goodgoodgood 감사합니다! 다음에또올게요

Reviewed August 23, 2016

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7.3
Very good
Juan from Spain
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Convenient”

Good internet, close to major attractions and at the same time quiet, within the most traditional Nara´s neighborhood

Easy walk 15 minutes from JR station, same distance from temples and major attractions

Reviewed July 01, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Younghwa from South Korea
Business traveler
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in June 2016

good”

good

Reviewed July 05, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Farrah from Malaysia
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Exceptional”

Breakfast buffet has many variety, room is very clean and location is good. Walking distance to Nara tourist spot

Reviewed January 07, 2023

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8.0
Excellent
Wolfgang from Germany
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

It is fine, interesting room, almost no English”

friendly, nice room, location
Reviewed February 15, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
javier from Spain
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2009

JAVIER PEÑA BAILEY (ESPAÑA)”

LA SITUACION DEL HOTEL ES EXCELENTE PARA EXPLORAR NARA.
PODRIAN ADELANTAR LA HORA DEL CHECK-IN,CREO QUE LAS 15.00 ES EXCESIVO.

EL HOTEL ESTA PERFECTAMENTE SITUADO Y ES IDEAL PARA CONOCER LAS MARAVILLAS DE ESTA PRECIOSA CIUDAD.LA ESTACION CENTRAL DE TREN ESA A 15 MINUTOS ANDANDO Y LO DEMAS PRACTICAMENTE AL LADO. LAS HABITACIONES SON DEL STANDAR JAPONES.

Reviewed January 19, 2009

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