Nara Station is a primary station for Nara City and is used by most tourists visiting Nara. The Kansai Main Line, the Nara Line and the Katamachi Line are available. There are shopping streets and hotels near the station. It is a convenient station for tourists.
You may travel by train to go sightseeing from Nara Station. However, it is ideal to travel by car in order to leisurely enjoy the landscapes of Nara while travelling to various sightseeing spots. There is a car rental service office located under the overpass. Go downstairs by using the right side stairways from the east exit. It is about 30m from the station.
The Todai-ji (temple), the Nara Park and the Kasuga Grand Shrine (Kasuga Taisha) are popular tourist attractions in Nara. They are about 10 minutes from the station via prefectural road 754 → National Route 369. The Heijo Palace Site and the Hokke-ji (temple) areas are along prefectural road 754 toward the Nijo-oji Minami 1-chome intersection which is the opposite direction of where Todai-ji (temple) is.