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Nara

Nara (奈良市) is a city (population ~370,000) in the Kansai Region of Japan. In the 8th century it was the capital of Japan in a period known as the Nara Period. A selection of stunning temples and shrines make this a popular travel destination. It is also home to a very large population of tame deer that roam freely, particularly in Nara Park.

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Guest Reviews

Guesthouse Tamura

Guesthouse Tamura

I enjoy the hospitality from the hostress a lot. Such hot summer, when I came in the room she presented me a bowl of cool watermelon which was really a relief. The location of the Guesthouse is quite near the Nara Park,which is a must-go spot in Nara. ... more

Overall
5
Ryokan Yamabe

Ryokan Yamabe

great value for money ,nice room ... more

Overall
4
ML International Hostel

ML International Hostel

Really a warm and cozy place, i enjoyed every minute i spent there. The friendly owner is a very easygoing guy, helpful and kind. It felt being at home instead of being in a hostel. One of the best ever since i`ve been traveling the world...and it`s been many years now. ... more

Overall
5

Nara Discussions

  • Kyoto to Himeji to Nara - doable? alternatives?
    of operations will be Kyoto... and we would very much like to visit Himeji, but I've been reading up on Nara ...

  • Day trip = Himeji + Nara? Also, Monkeys
    I just want to ask if a day trip to Himeji then Nara is possible? Our group will be based on Kyoto and will be utilizing the JR Rail Pass to get to Himeji from Kyoto. Any specifics on what trains to take from Himeji to Nara would be much appreciated. My second query is about monkeys. We've seen photos on the internet ...

  • Kyoto region in 3 days, stay in Kyoto or go to Nara?
    I have 3 days (plus two half days, arriving in the afternoon and leaving mid day) to spend in Kyoto and surrounding area and am trying to make the most of it. Would it be better to stay in Kyoto or spend one day (and night) in Nara? What about Hakone-jo, is it worth the trip out from Kyoto? I ...

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Nara Blog Entries

  • Nara
    and as something that Japan is famous for, it was well worth the money. Today I visited Nara which is Japans oldest ...
    Posted in Travel Round The World With Jim by travelwjim

  • Nara
    The students in my research group invited me to go to Nara with them on Sunday. It was a little over an hour away. Nara is known for its deer and its giant Buddha statue (in fact, their prefecture mascot is a Buddha with antlers). Apparently over 1100 deer live in Nara Park, and they're super friendly ...
    Posted in My Japan Travels 2014 by sneezekoofer

  • Nara
    Went to Nara today. First, Todaiji temple. There is a park near the temple where there are so many deers, and they're so tame! The park looked beautiful because of the colourful leaves. Saw ...
    Posted in zags travels by zags

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Guesthouse Naramachi
93 %

Guesthouse Naramachi

30 Kitakyobate-cho (Map) - Hostel
...let me see...the owners are soooooo kind; the place is neat and so cozy, so relaxing; the location is so convenient for commuting for both bus and train.
Guesthouse Nara Komachi
93 %

Guesthouse Nara Komachi

41-2 Surugamachi (Map) - Hostel
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Guesthouse Nara Komachi. Kasu and his assistant Akoi are friendly and very helpful. I will definitely stay there again when I go back to Nara.
Guesthouse Tamura
92 %

Guesthouse Tamura

1107-2,Takabatake-cho, (Map) - Hostel
During 3 weeks this was one of our two best stays in Japan. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast served is delicious.
Guesthouse Nara Backpackers
91 %

Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

31 Yurugi-cho (Map) - Hostel
Must-try backpacker in Nara. Amazingly beautiful Japanese house. Well-organize and helpful staff.
Guesthouse Iki
90 %

Guesthouse Iki

1-5,Kamisanjou-cho, Nara-shi (Map) - Hostel
ML International Hostel
90 %

ML International Hostel

2-11-1-5F Shibatsuji-chou Nara City (Map) - Hostel
One of the best places I have ever stayed. The owner is an amazing bloke, the facilities clean and excellent value for money.
The Deer Park Inn
90 %

The Deer Park Inn

158-5 Kasugano-cho (Map) - Hostel
Yuzan Guest House
90 %

Yuzan Guest House

1-4-10 Omiya-cho Nara-city (Map) - Hostel
As long as you don't mind walking for about 20 min to Nara Park, it's a great find. The couple running the place is very friendly and helpful.
Takama Guest House
89 %

Takama Guest House

27-1, Nashihara-cho, Nara City (Map) - Hostel
Tenpyo Ryokan
88 %

Tenpyo Ryokan

9 Higashimuki-Nakamachi (Map) - Hostel
Check-in time is at 4pm and Check-out time is at 10am so it's a little bit different from the standard time. We arrived in Nara from Tokyo and was a bit tired then.
Nara UGAYA Guesthouse
87 %

Nara UGAYA Guesthouse

4-1 Okukomori-cho (Map) - Hostel
The people running this charming hostel are simply great, I felt really welcome and kinda didn't wanna leave.
Ryokan Yamabe
81 %

Ryokan Yamabe

543 Tabe Tenri-city (Map) - Guesthouse
Cotton 100%

Cotton 100%

Nara-pref,Nara-city Takabatake-cho,1122-21 (Map) - Hostel
People's Inn Hanakomichi

People's Inn Hanakomichi

23 Konishi-cho (Map) - Hotel
Narabiyori

Narabiyori

2-1, Shobuike-cho (Map) - Hostel