Campgrounds in East Nara & Nabari

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.

Sun Village Soni

Soni Village

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, 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: From ¥4,800 per night
  • Check-in/check-out: 2 pm-5 pm / 12 pm (RV site), 3 pm-5 pm / 10 am (cottage and bungalow) 
  • Address: 911-1 Imai, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (in Japanese) 

Takami Park Campground

Higashiyosino Village

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: RV site, bungalow, 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
  • Parking fee: ¥500 per vehicle
  • Rates: From ¥6,000 per night, ¥5,000 per day
  • Check-in/check-out: 1 pm / 11 am (overnight), 1 pm / 6 pm (day use bungalow)
  • Address: 740 Kotsu, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (in Japanese) 

Akame 48 Waterfalls Campground

Nabari City

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: 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: From ¥2,500 per night, from ¥2,000 per day
  • Check-in/check-out: 2 pm - 4pm / 12 pm (overnight), 10 am / 4 pm (day use)
  • Address: 941-1Nagasaka Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese)  Instagram  Facebook

TOPOS

Soni Village

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 ¥30,000 per night, from ¥10,000 per day 
  • Check-in/check-out: 5pm / 10am, 10 am / 10 am, 5 pm / 5 pm, or 10 am / 5pm (overnight), 10 am / 5 pm or  10 am / 8 pm (day use)
  • Address: 1475 Igami, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese)  Instagram

Heisei Haibara Kodomo-no-Mori Park

Uda City

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.
  • Rates: ¥2,500 per night
  • Check-in/check-out: 10 am / 9 am
  • Address: 107-4, Haibara-Hinomaki, Uda City, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Link: Website (in Japanese) 

TAWACAMP

Soni Village

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.
  • Rates: check here
  • Check-in/check-out: 1 pm / 11 am
  • Address: 664 Taroji, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese)  Instagram    Facebook   Twitter

Mitsue Youth Travel Village

Mitsue Village

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.

COVID-19 response:  Currently open for limited camping and activities. For more information, contact us.

  • 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

Country Park Oko

Yamazoe Village

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.

Currently, almost fully reserved on weekends for the next 2 months. For a weekday booking, contact us.

  • Facilities & rental amenities: Tent/RV site, kitchen shelters, barbecue area, roller slide, restrooms, office
  • Parking fee: ¥300 per vehicle
  • Rates: ¥1,500 yen for the first night, 1,000 yen per night from the second night
  • Check-in/check-out: 9 am / 4 pm
  • Address: 1736 Chumuzan, Yamazoe Village, Yamabe-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • Links: Website (in Japanese) Information on this site