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Quaint part of town

Just a 700m walk from the main Nara drag takes you into the old quarter. It’s quaint, quiet with... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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a quaint neighbourhood with heritage

We alight from the Nara's loop buses (the inner loop bus #6) its just opposite. An... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
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All reviews narrow streets quaint neighborhood rustic charm would love to visit again traditional house open to the public edo period nara park wander around sushi merchants homes gion townhouse stroll kyoto japan
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a short walk from the train station and is the local shopping for the tourist, it still has the feel of the old Japan. Narrow streets with shops of all kinds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Naramachi is a great place to wander and get lost for a while. Japan can be a series of one stop after another and sometimes it is nice to just wander, get a little lost and find some hidden sites. Naramachi is perfect for this.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kenn H
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Just a 700m walk from the main Nara drag takes you into the old quarter. It’s quaint, quiet with lots of little laneways. We went early in the day and realized must things don’t open till 11am so I’d recommend going later than we did.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LisaD3024
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Even though it was a cold day, we had a wonderful time strolling through the old streets. We loved the traditional houses and small shops. We even wandered into a handmade shop run by the community. The shops and museums were run by such friendly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ila17alhmd
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is my favorite part of Nara. Nice to just stroll around in the summer heat and walk in to shops, small museums and teahouses. No comparison to Gion (Kyoto) but this is a quieter neighbourhood and feels less commercial. Seems to me like the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Klaatu2013
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

It was refreshing to escape the boards of tourist buses we glimpsed at the temple and simply wander the streets amongst the locals. Some delightful boutiques in beautiful alleys.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vivien W
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This was a nice quiet walk away from the main touristy areas of Nara. We wandered around looking at the mixture of old and new buildings. Sprinkled in between the homes were museums, restaurants, temples and small shops. We visited just two museums: Naramachi Mechanical...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We alight from the Nara's loop buses (the inner loop bus #6) its just opposite. An interactive-online screen that display the bus movement is well placed so that ppe are prepared for the bus, simply ingenious! 奈良町, literally "Nara Town" is the former merchant district...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed June 1, 2018

If you have been to Kyoto, it's not worth a detour. But it's totally without crowds and you can have a peaceful walk

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lotuspearl
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a stroll around the old town. Lots of lovely buildings and things to see. Similar to Gion in Kyoto.

Date of experience: April 2018
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