JW Marriott NARA

Overview of JW Marriott Nara

About JW Marriott Nara

JW Marriott Hotel Nara is an international hotel at the heart of Nara Prefecture’s large-scale redevelopment project, “Omiya Street New Hotel & Exchange Base Project,” offering 158 top-class rooms. It is the only hotel in Japan under the JW Marriott brand, which is one of Marriott’s most premium brands, offering top-tier facilities and services.

Hotel Location and Access

Located in the heart of Nara City, close to significant historical sites such as Heijo Palace and Todai-ji Temple, it’s a valuable tourist destination. A 10-minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line.

Elite Member Benefits

Elite benefits

(Platinum Elite and above)

① Room upgrade (subject to availability)

② Executive Lounge access

③ 50% bonus points per stay

④ Welcome gift

⑤ Late check-out until 4 pm (subject to availability)

Executive lounge

Entrance to the executive lounge.

This is the situation during tea time at the club lounge. There are dried fruits, cookies, rice crackers, and candies available.

There were six types of dried fruits.

These are black tea and herbal tea. There are also green tea and roasted green tea (houjicha).

These are the drinks inside the refrigerator.

Drinks and sweets for tea time.

Between the espresso machine and the black tea, there are also takeaway cups, which you can take with you when you return to your room.

Cocktail time is a buffet.There is no need to eat out as you will have enough food for dinner.

There are many kinds of sweets after meals.

Hotel Facilities

We would like to introduce the main facilities of JW Marriott Nara. The reception for the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, and spa is located on the 4th floor. The fitness center and spa are on the 4th floor, while the pool, jacuzzi, and sauna are on the 5th floor, accessible by elevator.


The pool at JW Marriott Nara includes a jacuzzi, allowing you to warm up your chilled body in the pool. It feels so good that you may find it hard to leave. Sunbeds (reclining sofas) are available poolside, allowing you to spend a luxurious time. Large towels for the sunbeds are available next to the locker entrance, so please feel free to use them.


Next to the pool’s locker room, there is a sauna. The inside of the sauna is very clean, and it feels like a newly constructed sauna. A pleasant wooden scent fills the air inside. After heating up in the sauna, take a shower and cool down in the pool. The recommended sequence is Sauna → Pool → Sunbed.

Inside the locker room, bottled mineral water is chilled in the refrigerator. If you get thirsty, you can quickly rehydrate.


JW Marriott Nara is equipped with a gym. Although the gym is not very spacious, it has all the basic equipment. Running machines, cycling machines, weights, and balance balls are the main facilities.


JW Marriott Nara has a top-notch spa called SPA BY JW. You can refresh from daily fatigue with aromatherapy by professional therapists.

・Banquet Hall

On the second floor of the hotel, there is a banquet hall. Occasionally, events such as weddings and dinner shows are held here. There are several banquet halls, and the size varies depending on the room.

JW Marriott Hotel Nara Banquet Hall List:

Yoshino 373㎡

Yoshino I 185㎡

Yoshino II 187㎡

Wakakusa & Miwa 152㎡

Wakakusa 76㎡

Miwa 76㎡

Katsuragi 74㎡

Unebi 41㎡

These names are derived from place names in Nara Prefecture.

Hotel breakfast

Breakfast is served buffet-style at the “Silk Road Dining” restaurant on the first floor. The selection is very extensive, and you can choose whatever you like.

JW Marriott Nara Accommodation Information

Room Types and Facilities

Here is an introduction to each room. The photos below are quoted from https://www.marriott.com/.

Room Types:

1 King

2 Double

Nara, Junior Suite, 1 King, Corner Room

1 King, Corner Room Griffin, Junior Suite,

Executive Suite, Executive Lounge, Suite, 1 King

Executive Suite, Executive Lounge, Suite, 2 Double

Presidential Suite, Executive Lounge, 1 King

Rates and Reservation Method

guest roomprice
1 King$300〜
2 Double$300〜
Nara, Junior Suite, 1 King, Corner Room$350〜
1 King, Corner Room Griffin, Junior Suite,$350〜
Executive Suite, Executive Lounge, Suite, 1 King$400〜
Executive Suite, Executive Lounge, Suite, 2 Double$400〜
Presidential Suite, Executive Lounge, 1 King$7000〜

Guest Reviews and Ratings

I stayed in a room with two double beds this time.

There are two single-seater chairs and a table. On the table, there are two Japanese traditional sweets called “Monaka”.

The powder room is designed like a corner, with doors on both sides that open and close. The area around the sink is stylish and exudes a sense of luxury.

The bathroom is fully tiled and is very clean. It also has a luxurious feel, and you can savor the sense of luxury while soaking in the bathtub.

Restaurants, Lobby Lounge, Bar

Overview of Restaurants, Lobby Lounge, and Bar


Japanese Cuisine “AZEKURA”

At our signature restaurant “AZEKURA,” you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine, including teppanyaki, sushi, and kaiseki dishes, each served in separate areas. Reservations are required for sushi and teppanyaki.

Daily 11:30 AM-2:00 PM 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Silk Road Dining

International Cuisine The chefs at “Silk Road Dining” carefully select fresh ingredients from local Nara and around the world, incorporating international techniques in an open kitchen to create exquisite Eastern and Western dishes.

Reservation & inquiry by phone: 10:00-19:00

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-11:30 AM 11:30 AM-2:00 PM 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Sat-Sun 7:00 AM-11:30 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 2:00 PM-5:30 PM, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Flying Stag

LOUNGE & BAR After enjoying a moment in nearby Nara Park, please relax in our stylish pub. You can indulge in a genuine afternoon tea set, including sweets prepared by our award-winning pastry chef and an extensive tea menu.

Mon-Thu, Sun 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 5:00 PM-11:00 PM

Fri-Sat 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, 5:00 PM-12:00 AM

Menu and Prices

Japanese Cuisine “AZEKURA”

Lunch 8,000 to 10,000 yen Dinner 15,000 to 20,000 yen
(Lunch: 55dollars to 70dollars Dinner: 100 dollars to 140 dollars)

Silk Road Dining

Lunch 5,000 to 6,000 yen Dinner 12,000 to 15,000 yen
(Lunch: 35 dollars to 40 dollars Dinner: 80 dollars to 100 dollars)

Flying Stag

Lunch 6,000 to 8,000 yen Dinner 6,000 to 8,000 yen
(Lunch: 40 dollars to 55 dollars Dinner: 40 dollars to 55 dollars)

Surrounding Tourist Information

Tourist Spots Around the Hotel

Here are some recommended tourist spots:

・Nara National Museum

The Nara National Museum, located in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, is a museum dedicated to Japanese Buddhist art. It showcases national treasures and important cultural properties, including Buddhist statues, paintings, and mandalas. The museum’s building itself reflects beautiful Japanese architectural styles and has historical value.

Comprising two main parts, the New Wing and the Main Building, the museum blends modern design with traditional Japanese architecture. An underground passage connects the two, allowing easy movement for visitors.

For those interested in Japanese Buddhist art, the Nara National Museum is a must-visit destination, especially when touring Nara.

・Nara Park

Nara Park is an urban public park located in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It has been designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty in the country. Established in 1880, the park is renowned for its historical monuments and beautiful natural surroundings.

One of the most famous features of Nara Park is the approximately 1,200 wild deer that roam freely within its boundaries. These deer are considered sacred and are revered as messengers of the gods. They are a popular attraction for tourists, who can purchase special crackers called “shika-senbei” from vendors to feed the deer directly.

Within Nara Park, there are many historical structures, some of which are designated as Important Cultural Properties and World Heritage Sites. Examples include Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, and Mount Wakakusa. Todai-ji’s Great Buddha Hall houses Japan’s largest Buddha statue, attracting many visitors.

The park also features beautiful ponds and gardens, offering scenic views that change with the seasons. The cherry blossoms in spring and the colorful autumn leaves are particularly stunning, drawing many people to enjoy these beautiful landscapes.

Nara Park serves as a place where history, culture, and nature coexist, making it a popular spot for tourists from both Japan and abroad. It’s not only a tourist destination but also a place of relaxation for local residents, offering a wide range of attractions and charm.

・Kofuku-ji Temple

Kōfuku-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Nara City, Japan, and is the head temple of the Shingon-shū Kōfuku-ji sect. Kōfuku-ji was founded in the Asuka period in 669 and is considered one of the central temples of ancient Buddhism in Japan.

The temple grounds are vast, with a five-story pagoda standing in the center, surrounded by many temple buildings. The five-story pagoda is sometimes considered the oldest wooden structure in Japan and has been designated a National Treasure. Additionally, Kōfuku-ji houses many Important Cultural Properties and beautiful Buddhist statues, making it a site of great historical and cultural value.

Kōfuku-ji is also a popular tourist destination, especially during the cherry blossom season when it attracts many visitors. Located near Nara Park, it is a must-visit spot for anyone touring Nara.

・Heijo Palace Historical Park

Heijō Palace Historical Park is a historical park located in Nara City, Japan, and is centered around the ruins of Heijō Palace.

Heijō Palace served as the capital of Japan for about 74 years, from 710 to 784, a period also known as the Heijō-kyō era. The ruins of Heijō Palace mark the location of the former imperial palace and government facilities, and the remnants of these structures are preserved today.

Within the park, visitors can find the reconstructed building of the Daigokuden, or the main audience hall, as well as the outer walls that delineate the boundaries of Heijō Palace. The Daigokuden is a restoration of the original imperial residence, and its magnificent architectural style has been recreated.

The Heijō-kyō site was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, and its value is recognized internationally.

Surrounding the park, there are other ancient ruins and historical buildings scattered throughout the area, making it an ideal place to deeply explore the history and culture of Nara.

・Nara Prefectural Folk Museum

The Nara Prefectural Folk Museum in Japan is a place where exhibits related to the local folklore and history are displayed. It is common to find materials related to folklore studies, as well as exhibits showcasing the traditional lifestyle, crafts, and clothing of the region.

Nara Prefecture is a center of ancient Japanese culture, home to many historical sites and cultural properties. Therefore, this local folk museum serves as an important place to deeply understand the regional culture and way of life, from ancient times to the present day.

・Naramachi Sightseeing

“Naramachi” is an area in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, where visitors can experience the history and culture of ancient Nara. This area, dating back to the Nara period, retains historical architecture and ambiance, making it popular among tourists.

Main Spots for Naramachi Sightseeing

Nara Machikan (Naramachi House)

Nara Machikan is a facility where you can learn about the history and culture of Naramachi. It utilizes old townhouses and exhibits traditional lifestyles and crafts.

Alleys of Nara Town

The alleys of Naramachi are filled with the charm of cobblestone paths and old buildings, making them enjoyable places to stroll through.

Cafes and Shops

Naramachi is home to many cafes and souvenir shops that use old townhouses. You can enjoy dishes, sweets, and crafts made with local ingredients.

Access Methods from the Hotel

Nearby Shopping Information

Mi Nara

Mi Nara is a tourism-oriented mixed-use commercial facility located in Nara City. It houses stores that sell daily necessities, food, clothing, and more.

Vieira Nara

A commercial facility directly connected to JR Nara Station. It offers gourmet dining, shopping, and a wide selection of Nara souvenirs.

Nara Family

Nara Family is a large dual-core shopping center located in Nara City, and it was the first of its kind in Japan when it opened in 1972.

Limited-Time Information

Limited time afternoon tea

Royal Copenhagen Collaboration Afternoon Tea

You can enjoy a refreshing taste of savory & sweets, beautifully arranged with ingredients sourced from Nara Prefecture.

Duration: August 1st (Tuesday) to September 24th (Sunday)

Time: 12:00 to 17:00

Price: $50〜