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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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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
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
Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

We highly recommend this newly opened guesthouse. It's in a traditional 100 year old home with a beautiful garden in the centre. ... more

Overall
5

Nara Discussions

  • In Osaka now
    and headed to Nara then Kyoto in the next few days. Any suggestions for reasonable accomodations would be really appreciated. Also if anyone happens to be in the neighborhood feel free to drop me a line. ...

  • Osaka/ Kyoto
    Hi, I will be travelling for 9D8N to Osaka and Kyoto. Is there any suggestion on the itinerary so that we could maximize the sight seeing? I've read that we should include Nara in the itinerary. Its my first time and i would really appreciate all the suggestion. And how to get to Kyoto from Osaka by JR? ...

  • highlights of thailand/india/japan
    In Japan I really liked Kyoto and Nara. All of India is awesome, but my favorite area is Rajasthan. ...

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Nara Blog Entries

  • Nara
    Tonight is our last night in Nara. We have got a few beers in for the occasion and will be going to the Nara illuminations to see some fireworks and other things. WE are going to have to wrap up warm though as its snowing, but hopefully the beer jacket might help a little. Tomorrow we will be going to Osaka ...
    Posted in fantastic 4 travel the world by Fantastic4

  • Nara
    We decided to only spend one day in Nara and then head over to Osaka for the night. Nara ...
    Posted in Tokyo to New York 2010 by jimmy3987

  • Nara!
    The main attraction of Nara for any tourist is the biggest Buddha in the world, and the tame deer that casually wonder through the park and mug you if you leave your pockets open (one of them ate my entire map ...
    Posted in Round the World 2012! by Tess_JM

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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.
Cotton 100%

Cotton 100%

Nara-pref,Nara-city Takabatake-cho,1122-21 (Map) - Hostel
Narabiyori

Narabiyori

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