JW Marriott Hotel Nara is Now Open

The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Nara marks the debut of the JW Marriott brand in Japan. JW Marriott Hotel Nara is the first international luxury hotel in Nara and is the 800th Marriott International property in Asia Pacific.

JW Marriott Hotel Nara is centrally located in Nara City, standing right across the Nara City Hall and beside the Nara Prefectural Convention Center. Nara Park and Heijo Palace Site are just a short bus or train ride away.

JW Marriott Hotel Nara features 158 gracefully-appointed guestrooms and suites with gentle detailing and design elements inspired by Nara.

Room Category Room Size
Lounge Access
Deluxe Room 36 King or Double - - -
Executive Room 36 King or Double with access
Nara Junior Suite 43 King with access
Griffin Junior Suite 55 King with access
Executive Suite 92 King with access
Presidential Suite 172 King with access


Nara is regarded as the final stop of the Maritime Silk Road and this distinction is celebrated by the diversity of the culinary offerings of the hotel's dining outlets.

Restaurant Dining Experience
Silk Road Dining the all-day dining restaurant serving European and Asian cuisines
Azekura a Japanese restaurant featuring a sushi counter, kaiseki dining with private rooms, and teppanyaki theater 
Flying Stag the lobby lounge and bar serving delightful afternoon teas and cocktails combining local and western flavors


Guests staying at JW Marriott Hotel Nara enjoy complimentary access to the following facilities:

  • Indoor Swimming Pool - heated swimming pool with an attached whirlpool, open daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Fitness Center - open 24 hours, equipped with cardiovascular machines, free weights, medicine balls, and yoga mats
  • Spa - offers body massages and treatments, as well as facials, features a steam room and plunge pools


Nara Prefecture does not have its own airport. International guests visiting Nara will most likely arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX). JW Marriott Hotel Nara currently does not provide a shuttle service from Kansai Airport to the hotel. There are three options for travelers:

From Kansai International Airport 

  • Airport Limousine Bus - The airport bus connects Kansai Airport directly to JR Nara Railway Station. The trip takes 90 minutes while the ticket costs JPY2,500. From JR Nara Railway Station, guests can take a taxi going to the hotel.
  • Japan Railways (JR) - The train connects Kansai Airport to JP Nara Railway Station. This is a faster option, taking only 75 minutes. The ticket costs JPY2,800. From JR Nara Railway Statio, guests can take a taxi going to the hotel. 

From Osaka Namba Station

  • Kintetsu Train Line - Guests coming from Osaka-Namba Station can take the Kintetsu Train Line Rapid Express from Namba Station to Shin-Omiya Station in Nara. The train trip takes 35 minutes and the ticket costs JPY570. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station.

JW Marriott Hotel Nara
1-1-1 Sanjo-oji, Nara City, Japan
Contact: +81 742-36-6000
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Disclaimer: Photos used in this article courtesy of Marriott International