Entertaintment & Sports

With the thrills of outdoor activities Nepal also offers city fun for its visitors. While visitors enjoy the rustic by simply beholding spectacular sights and partaking in the activities of exotic cultures, in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara some entertainment is on par with western world.

Visitors have a choice from a potpourri of amusements. They can: partake in cultural shows that include theater and local art; wine and dine at premier hotels that provide excellent service; enjoy music and dance at newly-opened discotheques; try a luck at rummy or blackjack at one of our casinos; enjoy a game of golf in our Himalyan serenity; or just watch a movie as cozy twosome in one of our movie theaters.

A taste of Nepali culture is still sought by tourists. Visitors are fascinated by ethnic ambience in local restaurants that serve authentic Nepali food. Art galleries and museums of the Valley exhibiting cultural treasures are also among preferred tourist choices. Health clubs and gymnasiums are available for sports lovers. While latest Nepali and Hindi movies run in most movie theaters, a theatre in Kathmandu also runs good English movies. Video and DVD stores offer wider range of choices.


Casino Nepal
Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Tel : +977 -1-427 0244, 427 1011
Fax : +977-1-427 1244
Email : rdt@mos.com.np

Casino Anna
Hotel de’L Annapurna, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Tel : +977 -1-422 8650
Fax : +977-1-422 5228
Email : casanna@mos.com.np

Casino Everest
Hotel Everest, New Baneswore, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Fax : +977-1-449 0288
Email : everest@_mos.com.np

Casino Royale
Hotel Yak & Yeti, Dubar Marg, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Tel : + 977 -1-422 8481, 441 0007
Fax : +977-1-422 3933
Email : royal@mos.com.np

Casino Rad
Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Tel : +977 -1-441 1818
Email : casinorad@mos.com.np

Casino Tara
Hyatt Regency, Boudha, Kathmandu
Open : 24 hours
Tel : +977 -1-449 1234 Ext. 5924
Email : casinotara@mos.com.np


One of the most expensive sports of the world, golf was started in Nepal by the families. The history of golf in Nepal goes back to the time when a delegation of Rana ministers returned home with golf clubs from a visit to Scotland. They started playing golf in what is today’s Gaucharan. The first real golf tournament Lava Cup was started in 1920.

Gokarna Forest Golf Resort (18 holes), Kathmandu One of the finest resort golf courses in South Asia, this naturally laid out 18 hole, par 72 course is served by the Gokarna Forest Resort & Harmony Spa, all within 740 acres of Kathmandu Valley’s last preserved natural fores


Kathmandu, which is generally a quiet city after twilight bustles with life till the wee hours of morning in the narrow alleys of Thamel and other selected places. Bars and pubs, many of which feature live music stay open till late night while discotheques function to keep boredom at bay for the young Nepali crowd and tourists out for the night.

Some popular nightlife hubs are Galaxy in Hotel Everest, Rox Bar at the Hyatt Regency, Disco in Durbarmarg, Fire Club in Thamel and Platinum in Hotel Yak and Yeti. Frequent private parties are also organized at various places especially during weekends and public holidays.


Kathmandu offers dining varieties that range from the exotica of five-star menus to roadside cafe experience. The best part about it is that the price range is easily affordable for most tourists. Restaurants in Kathmandu and around the Valley have improved a great deal in the last several years.

Indian, Chinese, continental and enough other varieties are available to satisfy the palate of a food connoisseur. Visitors, also enjoy authentic taste of indigenous cuisines in the ethnic ambience of Nepali restaurants. Restaurants and food joints in the nooks and corners of Thamel are very popular among Western visitors. In some restaurants of Kathmandu and Pokhara, traditional songs and dances are performed by local artists during meals.

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The Embassy will be closed on 23rd November in observance of the Labor Thanksgiving Day of Japan.

Message from the Ambassador

Prativa RanaNepal and Japan have been enjoying excellent relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1956. The people to people contact goes back to 1899 when a Japanese monk, Ekai Kawaguchi, visited Nepal to pursue Buddhism. Kawaguchi visited Nepal three times. Similarly, Nepal sent eight students to Japan in 1902 for higher studies. Since then, thousands of Nepalese and Japanese have visited Read More >>>

History of Nepal

Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties. The earliest rulers were the Kirantis who ruled from 9th century B.C. to 1st century A.D. Legends and chronicles mention that the Indian Emperor Ashoka had come to Nepal and visited Lumbini, the place where the Buddha was born, and where he erected a huge stone pillar to commemorate his visit Read More >>>

Geography of Nepal

Within a short distance, Nepal’s topography changes from the alluvial Gangetic plains suitable for agriculture to the frozen wastes of the Himalayan mountains. Between the two extremes lie the middle hills and the lesser mountains consisting of the Churia range and the Mahabharat lek as they are known. There are several inner Himalayan valleys with desert conditions such as the upper Kali Read More >>>

Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden where the ‘Enlightened One’ was born. A famous landmark is the Ashoka Pillar raised by the great Emperor who converted to Read More >>>