Campgrounds in East Nara & Nabari

Last Updated on July 21, 2023

Surrounded by rustic nature and clear streams, the East Nara Nabari is one of the best areas for camping in Kansai or near Osaka. Some people prefer to pitch a tent in the wilderness, but we have nice equipped campsites! If you are tired of your busy urban life, why don't you drive a few hours and spend a day or more here in East Nara & Nabari?

All campgrounds require reservations. Contact us for further information and bookings.

Yuno Camp Site

Nabari, Mie

This private campground overlooking beautiful Shorenji Lake in Nabari City, Mie Prefecture. Limited to one group per weekend.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent site, restrooms, kitchen, wood deck, dog run
  • Rates: 60,000 yen for the Golden Week, Obon week (mid August), and other highest seasons / 50,000 yen for March through November / 30,000 yen for December through February
  • Check-in/check-out: 2 pm - 5 pm / 11 am (early check-in or late check-out fees: ¥1,000 per hour)
  • Location: 2148 Shorenji, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture Map
  • Link:  Instagram
  • Online booking: Camping directory “Nap” (JP) 

Kotaroiwa Camping Field

Soni, Nara

小太郎岩 / Kotaroiwa Rock

This auto campground is located at the foot of Kotaro Rock in Kaochidani Valley, a popular driving route with spectacular views in the Kansai region. You can enjoy playing in the Shorenji River in summer and viewing the autumn leaves in fall.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Designated tent site, restrooms, kitchen, dog run, free firewood (recycled waste wood)
  • Rates: ¥3,000 - ¥7,000 per night depending on the plan, day and/or site type
  • Check-in/check-out: 10 am / 3 pm (1 pm / 11 am on a middle day of consecutive holidays), 3 pm - 5:30 pm / 10 am for value offers
  • Location: 1967-2 Igami, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links:  Official website (JP)   Instagram
  • Online booking: Camping directory “Nap” (JP) 

Higashiyoshino Campground

Higashiyoshino, Nara

The campground is located near Yumebuchi, where beautiful three rivers converge in Higashiyoshino Village. Nearby is the historic Niu Kawakami Shrine.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Designated tent site, bungalows, restrooms, kitchen
  • Rates per night: ¥4,000 - ¥50,000 for tent site / ¥3,000 - ¥30,000 for bungalow / 80,000 yen for the whole campground / 30,000 yen for special area
  • Other fees per night: 1,000 yen - 2,000 yen for parking (200 yen for motorcycle)
  • Check-in/check-out: 2 pm / 3 pm
  • Location: Omura, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Higashiyoshino Village Tourism Association website (JP) 

Mitsue Youth Travel Village

Mitsue, Nara

Mitsue Youth Travel Village is located at the foot of Mt. Miune, which is designated as the Murou Akame Aoyama Quasi-National Park. You can fully enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming in the river and fishing, as well as camping. The attached adventure playground is popular among children, with a bobsleigh course and a 140m-long slide.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: RV site, 11 bungalows, barbecue area, adventure playground, seminar house, kitchen shelter, public bathroom, showers, restrooms, multipurpose shelter, office, vending machine, inner mattress, blanket, cookware, etc. Some camping amenities such as firewood and fuel can be purchased.
  • Rates: From ¥5,500 per night
  • Check-in/check-out: 12 pm / 10 am (overnight)
  • Address: 1790 Kozue, Mitsue Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese)  Instagram  Facebook
  • Online Booking: Camping directory “Nap” (JP)

Country Park Oko

Yamazoe, Nara

Country Park Oko is a campground where the Stone Age remains have been converted into a park. Because of its excellent access from the Meihan Expressway, many campers come from all over the Kansai and beyond. You can enjoy fishing on the nearby Nabari River, and in spring, this campground attracts more people to view 200 cherry trees in full bloom.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent/RV site, kitchen shelters, barbecue area, roller slide, restrooms, office
    Closed on New Year’s holidays and Wednesdays (if a Wednesday is a national holiday, the following weekday is treated as a closing day)
  • Parking fee: ¥500 per vehicle
  • Rates per night: ¥2,500 yen for the first night, 1,000 yen per night from the second night
  • Check-in/check-out: 9 am / 4 pm
  • Location: 1736 Chumuzan, Yamazoe Village, Yamabe-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese) Information on this site

Akame 48 Waterfalls Campground

Nabari, Mie

This campground is located about 10 minutes walk from the trailhead of Akame 48 Waterfalls, one of the most scenic hiking spots in Kansai. Akame 48 Waterfalls offer many fun programs such as ninja training experience, gorge walking, ascetic waterfall practice, and more. After the activities, spend the rest of your stay relaxing in the air-conditioned bungalow, having a barbecue, or chatting with the locals!

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Designated tent site, bungalows, restrooms, showers, kitchen shelter, seminar house, pizza kiln, barbecue grill equipment and tools, cookware, tableware, hammock, blanket, tent, etc.
  • Admission fees: ¥500/adult, ¥300/age6-12, Free/under 6
  • Rates per night: ¥2,500 on weekdays, ¥3,000 on weekends, ¥4,000 during high season
  • Check-in/check-out: 2 pm - 4pm / noon
  • Location: 941-1Nagasaka Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture Map
  • Links & booking: Official website (JP)  Instagram  Facebook

Heisei Haibara Kodomo-no-Mori Park

Uda, Nara

This campground is located within a huge park abundant with nature: Surrounded by mountains, and Uda River runs through the park. You can bring your own tent and set it up at the tent site. Cookhouses, restrooms, and showers are available for campers. This park is a great place to spend a weekend with family and friends, equipped with a barbecue site, grounds for soccer and baseball, and a playground called ‘Dinosaur Land’ which has a 400-meter long obstacle course. This park is home to beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, and also to many species of wild birds. Enjoy everything this park has to offer!

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent site, barbecue area, kitchen shelters, office, showers, restrooms, pizza kiln, soccer field, baseball field, café, etc.
  • Rate per night: ¥2,500
  • Check-in/check-out: 10 am / 9 am
  • Address: 107-4, Haibara-Hinomaki, Uda City, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (JP) 

TAWACAMP

Soni, Nara

Opened in July 2019, TAWACAMP is located at Soni Kodama Resort near Soni Highland, a place well-known for its scenic beauty. The premises is part of the national park and adjacent to a hot spring facility, which topped the best higaeri onsen (day-use or drop-in hot spring facility) ranking in western Japan. The resort has a restaurant renovated from an old Japanese house, where they serve Japanese food with traditionally-cooked rice (rice is all-you-can-eat). They welcome campers at all levels, from beginners to solo campers. All-inclusive camping available. Open fires allowed.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent site, kitchen shelter, restrooms, open fire site, office, camp store, restaurant, sleeping bag, mattress,  table, chairs, cooking appliances, cookware, tableware, barbecue equipment and tools, lantern, foodstuff, etc.
  • Admission fees: ¥1,100 for adult (over age 12), ¥550 for children (ages 3-12), free for infants (under age 3), ¥550 per pet
  • Rates per night: From ¥3,300
  • Check-in/check-out: 1 - 5 pm / 9 - 11 am
  • Address: 664 Taroji, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Official website (JP)  Instagram    Facebook   Twitter
  • Online booking: Camping directory “Nap” (JP)

Sun Village Soni

Soni, Nara

Sun Village Soni is a campground full of greenery located at Mt. Kabuto's foot, a national natural monument. Enjoy camping and various outdoor activities surrounded by beautiful nature! It offers a variety of camping styles, such as cottages, bungalows, and RV campsites. You can also enjoy an adventure playground and tennis, as well as a barbecue.

  • Facilities: 9 cottages (sleeps 5, 1LDK, TV, bedding, air-condition, terrace), bungalows, designated RV site, adventure playground, tennis courts, public bath, showers, laundromat, kitchen shelter, all-weather barbecue area, seminar house, office
  • Rental Amenities: tent, bedding,  blanket, heater, table, chairs, cooking appliances, cookware, tableware, barbecue equipment and tools, lantern, refrigerator, tennis rackets and balls, fishing rod, etc.
  • Rates per night: ¥4,200 for RV site / ¥8,500 - ¥9,500 for bungalow / ¥18,000 - ¥20,000 for cottage
  • Check-in/check-out: 1 pm-5 pm / 12 pm (RV site), 1 pm-5 pm / 10 am (cottage or bungalow) 
  • Location: 911-1 Imai, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (JP) 
  • Online Booking: Camping directory “Nap” (JP)

Takami Park Campground

Higashiyosino, Nara

Takami Park Campground

Takami Park Campground is surrounded by the greenery and clear stream of Higashiyoshino Village. Not only swimming, but you can also enjoy ayu sweetfish or amago trout fishing in the Takami River that flows close by. A 10-minute drive from the campground takes you to a hot spring facility, Takasumi Onsen. Open from April to October.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Designated RV site, bungalow with AC, barbecue area, kitchen shelters, fire ring, office, camp store, showers, restrooms, tarp, table, chair, lantern, sleeping bag, blanket, bedding, cookware, cooking appliances, etc.
  • Admission fees: ¥500/adult, ¥300/age 3 and over, ¥500/pet
  • Rates per night: ¥6,000 for RV site, ¥10,000 for bungalow
  • Other fees: ¥500 for parking / ¥2,000 or ¥6,000 for barbecue site
  • Check-in/check-out: 1 pm / 11 am (overnight)
  • Location: 740 Kotsu, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (JP) 

TOPOS

Soni, Nara

Opened in July 2018, TOPOS is a private campsite limited to only one group per day (by reservation only). They also rent out the place for camping events, markets, film screenings, wedding parties, etc. What makes TOPOS unique is that there is no designated area for pitching a tent, so that you can set up your tent anywhere you like. Some people hang their own hammock from the rooftop to spend the night in the breeze. Other than the tent site, they have a lounge space and a shipping container café on the site.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent site, lodge (kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, terrace), lounge space with kitchen, fire ring, restroom, pizza kiln, café, hammock, tent, sleeping bag, cookware, tableware, barbecue equipment and tools, Dutch oven, smoker, PA system, CDJ, torch, etc.
  • Rates: From ¥50,000 per night, from ¥20,000 per day 
  • Check-in/check-out: 12 pm / 11 am (overnight), 10 am / 5 pm or 10 am / 8 pm (day use)
  • Address: 1475 Igami, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links & booking: Official website (JP)  Instagram