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Nara Hotel ?

 

The ancient capital of Nara bustles with domestic and international tourists throughout the year. The Nara Hotel stands on a hill overlooking Nara Park, the center of the tourist scene. It was established in 1909 as a state guest house for the Kansai region. Many public figures have stayed at this distinguished hotel, including royalty, state guests, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Keller, and Audrey Hepburn.

Today’s post features original Nara Hotel items embodying the soul of hospitality, including yukata and bathmats used in the rooms, food products duplicating the cuisine of the Dining Room, and more.

 

from Main Dining Room ” MIKASA “

 

 

Mikasa, the hotel’s Main Dining Room since its establishment, is a dignified setting filled with magnificent artwork, and it serves traditional French cuisine handed down by its succession of master chefs. Enjoy an elegant meal with canned foods packed with classic Mikasa flavor.

 

Nara Hotel Original Canned Corn Potage

 

 

This famous dish from the Nara Hotel Mikasa main dining room is now available canned. Perfect for home use or as a seasonal gift. Traditional potage with whole kernels highlights the inherently mellow, rich flavor of corn.

 

Nara Hotel Original Canned Hashed Beef

 

 

This famous dish from the Nara Hotel Mikasa main dining room is now available canned. Perfect for home use or as a seasonal gift. This deeply-flavored Nara Hotel hashed beef features a demiglace sauce that condenses the savory flavors of a generous helping of beef and vegetables.

 

Nara Hotel Original Canned Curry (Classic)

 

 

This famous dish from the Nara Hotel Mikasa main dining room is now available canned. Perfect for home use or as a seasonal gift. This rich, traditional beef curry condenses the savory flavors of a generous helping of beef and vegetables.

 

Nara Hotel Original Canned Curry (Tropical)

 

 

This mild curry is a classic souvenir from the Nara Hotel. Perfect for home use or as a seasonal gift. The full-bodied flavor of tropical fruits harmonizes with rich curry sauce in this beef curry.

 

Nara Hotel Original Black Tea

 

Enjoy the tea served at the Nara Hotel Mikasa main dining room in the comfort of your very own home. This original blended tea combines a base of Darjeeling from the distinguished Makaibari estate with an accent of Assam. This black tea with a refreshing aftertaste is the perfect after-dinner drink.

 

 

from Tea Lounge

 

 

Soft sunlight streams through the ceiling-height windows of the Tea Lounge as guests enjoy the scenery throughout the seasons. (You may sight deer taking a stroll!) The coffee served at the Tea Lounge has a deep flavor with a clean aftertaste and hints of bitterness and acidity. Goes perfectly with dessert! Enjoy an elegant coffee in your very own home.

 

 

from guest rooms

 

 

The Nara Hotel has a star-studded history and has served as the setting for countless stories. It stands in glory even 100 years after its construction. Its stately, gracious appearance is reminiscent of the time of its building and still captures the heart of everyone who visits. Time spent at this history- and tradition-packed hotel is nostalgic and luxurious. The guest rooms are full of considerate touches for comfort, and the yukata and bathmat are especially popular. Many guests purchase these as souvenirs of their enjoyable stay.

 

Nara Hotel Original Yukata (with Obi Belt)

 

 

The Nara Hotel original yukata is prepared in guest rooms for use as comfortwear or pajamas. Classic Nara deer and charming cherry blossom motif with smooth feel and breathability add to its popularity. While shaped like a kimono, it can be worn simply by tying the included belt, making it a very popular gift for visitors from overseas.

 

Nara Hotel Original Logo Bathmat

 

 

This is the same bathmat used in the rooms of the Nara Hotel, with a retro design that matches the hotel’s classic atmosphere. Cotton with excellent absorbency. This popular bathmat is often purchased by hotel guests as a souvenir.

 

from the shop

 

Introducing 3 especially popular items from the gift shop that features Nara Hotel original products and local Nara specialties.

 

Nara Hotel Original Set of 3 Sake

 

Nara Hotel original sake created by Toyosawa Shuzo, a historical Nara sake brewery established in 1868. Labels design based on the hotel tag used in the early Showa era (1945-1956).

Daiginjo (300 ml) features a fruity scent and mellow body created by bringing out the savory flavors of rice to the maximum via long-term low-temperature fermentation. Junmai Ginjo (300 ml) and Junmai-shu (300 ml) display the perfect balance of subtle ginjo scent and savory rice flavor. This set of 3 easy-to-drink sakes also makes the perfect gift.

 

 

Nara Hotel Original Cookie Tin

 

An assortment of 8 original cookies each baked by hand. High-quality, rich butter is used to bake these deliciously crunchy cookies. Packaged in a beautiful tin featuring a Hosoge (Chinese flower) pattern from the Shosoin Repository in Nara. Makes a perfect gift.

 

Nara Hotel Original Perfume Balm (Sandalwood)

 

Nara Hotel original perfume balm. Container is printed with Nara Hotel logo and deer motif. Elegant, mild sandalwood scent. Popular at hotel gift shop. Unlike liquid perfume, perfume balm is a solid blend of fragrance and wax in a container, similar to lip balm. Scent manifests longer and more slowly than typical spray perfume. Mild scent is recommended even if you don’t usually wear perfume.

 

Nara Hotel has only gained grace and beauty in the more than 100 years since its establishment. We encourage you to visit when you’re in Japan. Also makes a lovely spot for a meal or teatime.