IMC 2020 Transportation & Getting Around

SUMI-FUSION:

Mokuhanga & Nara

墨-フュージョン 木版画と奈良

Main Conference Site, Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA

Getting to the Forum

On foot: 20 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station Exit 2.

By bus: 1) Take Nara Kotsu Bus No. 1  from the stop at Exit 5 at Kintetsu Nara Station. 2) Take the Nara Kotsu Bus No. 2 from JR Nara Station. Both these buses go towards Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Get off at Nara Kasugano International Forum.

Getting around Nara

There is further information about renting bicycles, taxis, tour buses, tour passes etc. on Visit Nara’s website. See https://www.visitnara.jp/getting-around-nara/

Getting to Nara City from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

You can get to downtown Nara from Kansai International Airport (KIX) easily by train or limousine bus. The latter is easiest if you have luggage, the former is the best choice for those traveling with a JR Rail Pass who wish to save money.

Limousine Bus: ¥2050 (one way), 90 minutes, board at the bus stop outside the arrivals hall at KIX. The bus has stops at Tenri, Nara Hotel, Kintetsu Nara before terminating at JR Nara Railway Station. Buses run every hour.
A return fare is ¥3,900 and must be used within 14 days of the first trip.

JR Line: ¥2180, about 70 minutes (not including waiting time between trains), take the JR Haruka Airport Express and switch to a JR Yamatoji Kaisoku (express) at Tennoji Station and get off at JR Nara Station.

More information:
https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/

Nara Sites of Interest

Nara is an area of great historic interest.  If you want to enjoy many of these sites, you can get a special pass to use around Nara Park and Historic Sites. For further information, check out Nara’s tourist board website, www.visitnara.jp.

Sites of historic interest in Nara

Hotel Nikko Nara

JR: 1 minute walk from JR Nara Station-West Exit
JR (West Japan Railway Company)

Kintetsu: 12 minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station.

Limousine bus:

Second HANNA road: 15 minutes by car from the HORAI inter. Nishimeihan highway 30 minutes by car from Koriyama and Tenri I.C.

Parking

1 hour ¥300, day’s maximum ¥700, 24 hours from arrival ¥1,200 (please pay directly at the parking lot).