Located within the historical grounds of Nara Park, the FUFU Nara is a peaceful retreat where nature and hospitality function in harmony. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this modern day ryokan and its manicured gardens was constructed around the existing natural features, carefully preserving a large tract of bamboo forest and trees over 100 years old. This cultivated sense of peace and respect for nature is also reflected in the interior design by way of earthy color motif and use of natural materials such as cedar wood, Nara clay vases and pottery, handcrafted hemp tapestries, and iron artifacts. Thirty stylish suites are housed in low bi-level structures and divided into five categories. All rooms feature open-air natural hot spring baths and floor-to-ceiling views of the forest. The in-house restaurant, Tekisui, focuses on Nara cuisine and highlights locally-sourced ingredients to further bring a sense of place to guests. Other hotel facilities include a Spa By Sisley, private medicinal onsen baths, garden, and bar with semi-private rooms. The FUFU Nara can by reached by 1-hour drive from Kyoto Station, 1 hour 15 minutes from Osaka Kansai International Airport, and 45-minutes from Osaka station.

Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Nestled within the historical Nara Park, FUFU Nara is set within unspoiled woodland full of playful and friendly deer and conveniently near Nara's most important temples.

Hot Springs: Every guest room is equipped with an open-air natural hot spring bath, an invite to unwind in therapeutic thermal waters while basking in the forest surroundings.

Sense of Place: The essence of Nara is infused in every part of the property, from the locally-sourced ingredients highlighted in every dish at the restaurant, local herbs in the medicinal bath waters, to interior designs furnished with pottery made of Nara clay and handcrafted tapestries and arts by local artisans.

Nara, Japan
Hotel Type
Location Type
Urban Retreat


  • 24hr Room Service
  • Bar/pub
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
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