One of Nara’s oldest hotels, Nara Hotel has beautiful Western-style rooms housed in an a huge Japanese style building that’s over 100 years old. Since it’s founding in 1909, this hotel has attracted influential figures such as Albert Einstein and Richard Nixon. Facilities include a French and Japanese restaurant along with a tearoom and bar. Located at the edge of Nara Park, this is a perfect place for basing your stay in Nara. Rent one of their electric powered bicycles for the day to see everything Nara has to offer.