Kintetsu Nara Station

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Kintetsu Nara Station
Kintetsu Nara station 20140902.jpg
Kintetsu Nara Station Building, September 2014
Prefecture Nara
(See other stations in Nara)
City Nara
Neighborhood etc. 29 Higashimuki-Nakamachi
Coordinates 34°41′3.97″N 135°49′38.71″E / 34.6844361°N 135.8274194°E / 34.6844361; 135.8274194Coordinates: 34°41′3.97″N 135°49′38.71″E / 34.6844361°N 135.8274194°E / 34.6844361; 135.8274194
Postal code 630-8215
(in Japanese) 奈良県奈良市東向中町29
Year opened 1914
Former names Nara Station
Daiki Nara Station
Kankyu Nara Station
Kinki Nippon Nara Station
Present name since 1970
Rail services
Operator(s) Kintetsu Corporation
Line(s) Kintetsu Nara Line
Statistics 51,147 passengers/day (2012)
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station
Kintetsu Nara platform, June 2005

Kintetsu Nara Station (近鉄奈良駅 Kintetsu-Nara-eki?) is a railway station on the Kintetsu Nara Line in Nara, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Corporation.


The station is the terminal station on the Kintetsu Nara Line. Kintetsu operates through expresses and limited expresses from Kyoto Station and Osaka Namba Station in Osaka. Passengers taking non through trains from Kyoto on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line have to change trains at Yamato-Saidaiji Station to get to Kintetsu Nara.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of four platforms with four tracks on the second basement level.


1 - 4 Nara Line for Yamato-Saidaiji, Osaka Namba, Amagasaki, Koshien, and Kobe Sannomiya
Kyoto Line through trains for Kyoto and Kokusaikaikan

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kintetsu Nara Line
Shin-Ōmiya   Local   Terminus
Shin-Ōmiya   Semi-Express
Suburban Semi-Express
Shin-Ōmiya   Express   Terminus
Shin-Omiya   Rapid Express   Terminus
Yamato-Saidaiji   Limited Express   Terminus


The station opened on 30 April 1914, initially named Nara Station (奈良駅?).[1] It was renamed Daiki Nara Station (大軌奈良駅?) in August 1928, Kankyu Nara Station (関急奈良駅?) on 15 March 1941, and Kinki Nippon Nara (近畿日本奈良駅?) on 1 June 1944, before becoming Kintetsu Nara Station on 1 March 1970.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In 2010, the station was used by an average of 67,761 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station is located next to Kōfuku-ji and Nara Park; it is also possible to walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tōdai-ji, and the Kasuga Shrine. Outside the station, passengers can also connect to buses and taxis.

Nara Station on the JR West Lines is located approximately 15 minutes to the southwest.


  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 270. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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