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ask for a plan - go there if you have time to spare - old buildings

a quarter with some old buildings and nice shops. We didn't have a plan and would recommend you get... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Munich, Germany
Old world charm

This is a preserved are of Nara that was for merchants in the Edo period. There are two merchants... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

a quarter with some old buildings and nice shops. We didn't have a plan and would recommend you get one or ask for places to see. Would not say that you need to visit this area, but if you have time to spare and have...More

1  Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a preserved are of Nara that was for merchants in the Edo period. There are two merchants houses open to the public that are free and well worth viewing. It was wonderful to walk around these old traditional merchants houses on the tatami...More

1  Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Be sure to drop by the visitor center first and get a map from the very helpful people there. They will give you a map of the area and the interesting houses to visit. We toured inside of a replica of a traditional house ....More

3  Thank combat66
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

there were many shop and restaurant around here. it will be more beautiful if people visit not in summer because its very hot outside

Thank Adlina P
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

There are lots of traditional shops, homes, restaurants, cafes and even ryokan here. It's a great place to take some photo!

Thank Josephine S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Nara and had just checked into our hotel and while we were looking for a lunch restaurant we stumbled on Naramachi. A lady who was fluent in English was outside and invited us for lunch. It was an extra ordinary atmosphere in...More

1  Thank Eva P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Naramachi District of Nara is well worth a visit. The neighbourhood has many preserved old buildings. The streets are narrow and quaint. It is a living city, so it is not 100% a preserved relic, but still a nice atmosphere. It is just off...More

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We caught the Nara Loop bus from Nara Park to here, the walk was too much on this 28°C day. First thing we noticed was how quiet the area was. It was mid afternoon and barely anyone around - it was a nice escape from...More

2  Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

If on the Nara Loop Bus, bus stop N13 is the best place to start your journey into this more traditional part of the urban landscape. Cross the street & up a narrowish lane, a tourist office is on the right side with very helpful...More

Thank Jet Age Explora A
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely calm area of Nara, with lots of little traditonal shops and houses. It is definately worth visiting the Harushika Sake Brewery, Nara-Machi Koshi-no-ie (traditional house) and Gango-ji Temple, all of which are located in this area.

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