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Immerse in history

Even though it was a cold day, we had a wonderful time strolling through the old streets. We loved... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ila17alhmd
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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
Great area!

This is my favorite part of Nara. Nice to just stroll around in the summer heat and walk in to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klaatu2013
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Oslo, Norway
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Nara, Nara Prefecture
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"narrow streets"
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"quaint neighborhood"
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"rustic charm"
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"traditional house"
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"open to the public"
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"tourist office"
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"edo period"
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"kintetsu nara station"
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"wander around"
in 2 reviews
"sushi"
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"merchants"
in 6 reviews
"homes"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Klaatu2013
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Reviewed 28 June 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.

Thank Vivien W
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Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank wireless_in_CA
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Reviewed 12 June 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

Thank J&S_Singapore
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Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank Lotuspearl
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank wishiwasonholiday68
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

And fascinating shops. Streets either side of a covered arcade very atmospheric. About 1 km uphill from station although gradient easy.

Thank daleringham
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you are in Nara this area is a place to walk through as it's like an immersive culture experience which shows you what old Japan is like. I loved walking through the streets of this area and they have various different museums which you...More

Thank KuanWai
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We stayed in Nara for one night after coming from Osaka. I booked a hostel that is located within Naramachi and it took me more than half an hour to walk from Kintetsu Nara Station to the lodging. While searching for my hostel, I wandered...More

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