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Pleasant walk

Quiet pleasant walk in spring. An old house is open to the public free of charge but I couldn't... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
kimiga
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SG
Interesting detour from the usual sights

As you head back down the slope to JR Nara Station look to your left and walk down the covered... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Greg V
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Quiet pleasant walk in spring. An old house is open to the public free of charge but I couldn't handle the stairs. Would love to visit again. There's a temple with nice spring flowers. Had lunch at a eel restaurant (wasn't great).

Thank kimiga
Reviewed 1 May 2016

As you head back down the slope to JR Nara Station look to your left and walk down the covered shopping alley to see a different side to Nara. Naramachi is a slice of old Japan. Recycle clothes shops, small restaurants, kimono merchants and others.

Thank Greg V
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We loved just walking around the little streets and looking. We found little shops to buy souvenirs from ladies who spoke no English. We also found a place to do sake tasting and you get to keep your glass. Must see area.

Thank Qldemilym
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

While I like the serene feel of old Japanese streets this one is a little underwhelming. Shops are sporadic and architecturally not as unified as some place in Kyoto. Came here on my way to Edogawa Naramachi.

Thank daikin
Reviewed 11 March 2016

A very quaint neighborhood that is Old Nara. It's nice to walk around in and just absorb the atmosphere. Other than a look at how the locals live and what old Japan must have looked like, not that much.

Thank bruce_santarosa
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We took a trip out to Nara from Kyoto and found the whole place to be a bit underwhelming, to be honest. The park was OK (nice deer) but nothing special. Saying that, we were there in December when Japan really isn't at its best,...More

2  Thank wingedfaerie
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Most likely 99% of people go to Nara for its temples and park, however, this part of the city is very nice, interesting, with nice houses, galleries, shops, and atmosphere. Even if it's only for a walk, I do strongly recommend to visit Naramachi. In...More

1  Thank Alberto J
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Great place to see an older generation of homes and put yourself in a spot to experience an older Japanese era. Make sure you don't get here too late because most shops are closed around 5 and some close as early as 4. It's definitely...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Old town Japan ... wonderful architecture and a rocking good walk!! It was cool just to imagine how this same setting was hundreds or thousands of years ago.

Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Narrow alleys with incredible shops and private museums everywhere. Don't let the small, unobtrusive entrances dissuade you from entering some of the museums. My wife and I have spent parts of two days just walking the alleys and we haven't seen most of the cool...More

Thank Pedro B
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