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
Thirty guest rooms 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. Amenities include minibar, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, and organic soap products.
Stylish Suite

Stylish Suite

This entry-level suite is located on the first floor and features two double beds and open-air hot spring bath on a wooden deck with garden views and lounge chair for relaxation.

Comfort Suite

Comfort Suite

The Comfort Suite is similar in size and design to the Stylish Suite, and is located on the second floor.

Precious Suite

Precious Suite

Offering more space, the Precious Suite can accommodate up to three people and is a suitable entry choice for families with a child or small children.

Premium Corner Suite

Premium Corner Suite

Located at the corners of the building, these Premier Corner Suites offer roomier bath and living areas.

FUFU Luxury Premier Suite

FUFU Luxury Premier Suite

The most luxurious category of the property, there are only two units of the exclusive FUFU Luxury Premier Suite. The bi-level suite is split with a spacious modern tatami living room on the first floor, while bath and sleep space is upstairs. This suite can accommodate up to four guests.


Set within the hotel’s property is the lovingly restored historical garden, named Yugayama Garden. Guests are welcome to stroll the gardens, as well as enjoy views during breakfast and dinner at the restaurant.

Hot Springs

In addition to guests’ ensuite open-air baths, spacious hot spring baths treated with medicinal herbs can be reserved at 1-hour slots for private use.


The FUFU Nara houses a Spa by Sisley which uses luxury Sisley products in an extensive offering of original and traditional spa and massage treatments.

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner is offered with a garden view at the in-house restaurant, Tekisui. A cozy bar offers pre and post dinner drinks.


The cozy bar welcomes guests to enjoy libations at the warm wood counter or semi-private rooms facing the garden.

Tekisui Restaurant

Tekisui Restaurant

The in-house restaurant, Tekisui, focuses on Nara cuisine and highlights locally-sourced ingredients. Breakfast is served Japanese-style, a wholesome meal typically featuring steamed rice, grilled fish, pickled vegetables and an assortment of vegetable side dishes. Japanese-style lunch dishes are centered around local herbs and fresh Yamato vegetables, with mains such as Beef Sukiyaki and Tuna Rice Bowl, while confectionaries can be enjoyed with coffee or tea during afternoon tea hours. In the evening, the kaiseki ryori is the star of restaurant. This traditional multi-course haute meal is carefully prepared to highlight the locale’s finest seasonal ingredients. Alternatively, guests may enjoy premium cuts of meat grilled at the teppanyaki bar.

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