Nara Park Bus Terminal



This facility is a boarding area for group buses, not a parking lot for buses or passenger vehicles.

The history of Nara Park begins on February 14, 1897. The park was designated as a national scenic spot in 1918, and, in 1998, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kasugayama Primeval Forest, etc. were all registered as World Heritage Sites (known collectively as the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara") and represent Japan. The park is also widely known and is visited by many people from all over the world.
On the other hand, the number of sightseeing buses and private cars has increased, especially during the holiday season, and traffic congestion around Nara Park has become a problem.
In the prefecture, a bus terminal has been constructed on the east side of the Prefectural Government Building to control the influx of tourist buses into the center of the park, as well as "Park & Ride" services around the Heijo Palace site and JR Nara Station and "Gurutto Bus" services to control the influx of private cars and make Nara Park a more comfortable place for visitors to touring around the park.

We will show you the charm of Nara!

Nara Walking Map

You can choose your favorite sightseeing spots, experience spots, restaurants, and stores around the Nara Park Bus Terminal, and make your own original map to take home.

Nara Story

Using the touch panel, visitors can learn about episodes and trivia related to Nara, introducing the profound charms of Nara that cannot be found in guide books.

Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall equipped with full-scale video equipment with a capacity of 300 people.
Please enjoy the video screening.


Nara Useful Information

Read this first if you are in trouble when disaster strikes *Link

Let's enjoy sightseeing with good manners and rules!
Please read this before sightseeing.


For those coming by train

By Kintetsu train
From the East Ticket Gate, take Exit 1 and walk east for about 10 minutes.
(East side of Nara Prefectural Office Building)
By JR train
From the East Exit Bus Terminal
Approximately 10 minutes on the Nara Kotsu Line 2 City Loop Bus (Clockwise)
Get off at the “Kencho-mae” bus stop and walk east for about 3 minutes.

For those coming by bus

The closest bus stop is "Kencho-mae" on the Nara Kotsu City Loop Bus.
For more information on bus fares and operation times, please click here.

Nara Kotsu

No parking is available. Please use the nearest parking lot or public transportation if coming by car.