Nov 10, 2021 / Interiors
Miroku Nara by Keiji Ashizawa Design

Miroku Nara is a minimal boutique hotel located in Nara, Japan, designed by Keiji Ashizawa Design. Miroku Nara by THE SHARE HOTEL is located by the shores of “Araike” at the southern end of Nara Park, where you can see UNESCO heritage sites such as the Kofukuji Five-storied Pagoda and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest. The studio designed the public space, restaurant, and guest rooms of a 5 story renovated building from 1990, with 4 above ground and one basement floor. This was the 9th location of the lifestyle hotel, THE SHARE HOTELS, with the concept to share new local attractions. The interior elements were designed to make the guests feel seamlessly connected to the richness of the old city even after sightseeing, and to provide a comfortable stay with soft light coming in through the fine vertical lattices of the shoji screens, Karimoku Case Study furniture and Ishinomaki Laboratory furniture.

Additionally Nara-based elements were installed such as lighting fixtures by NEW LIGHT POTTERY and speakers by sonihouse, as well as large counter tops in the restaurant and lobby area made of single pieces of Yoshino cedar. Large custom-made pendant lights with Uda washi were designed above the cedar counter tops in order to create a space where you can appreciate natural elements and craftsmanship of Nara. The breakfast, and CAFE & BAR menus are supervised by ‘Kurumi No Ki’, a café in Nara City that has been attracting many customers for over 35 years. You can also enjoy meals and drinks made with Nara’s local ingredients at the adjacent terrace.

Photography by marc and porter

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