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2.0 of 5 Japanese Guest House   |   30 Kitakyobatecho, Nara 630-8322, Nara Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A cracking place to stay in Nara! This traditionally Japanese guesthouse, anywhere else in Japan would demand a far higher nightly fee. As it is, this guesthouse provides fantastic value for money. Located within a beautifully conserved, traditional wooden building, the guesthouse has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The owners are incredibly hospitable and are only... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Location: 5min walk from JR Kiyobate station, 15-20min walk from Kintetsu Nara station. What I like is that there is a family mart and bus stop less than 1min walk north (in fact just across the street), so it is really convenient base to travel from. My parents stayed in another guesthouse 5min from JR Nara station, but I reckon... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed at Naramachi Guesthouse for 3 nights during July 2014, and it was indeed a superb experience. It only took us 20 minutes by bike to the Nara Park. If you are staying at Naramachi Guesthouse, make sure to rent a bike for a day and you won't regret! It was wonderful to cycle around the neighborhood.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived via train and it took us about five minutes to reach Naramachi. The first thing we noticed was the design - it feels rustic and homely, radiating a kind of warmth you'd expect to find at your home. We were shown to our rooms, explained the house rules and given a map of the surrounding area - our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Absolutely charming little hostel. Extremely clean, very friendly staff and a beautiful building. The only downside is that there's only one shower, but so long as you get your name on the rota as soon as you arrive it's not a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I stayed in Naramachi only for 1 night due to short schedule. Beautiful house and very nice experience. Very nice welcoming and warm hospitality. The house is located 3 min walking from the train station (KYOBATE). The rooms are clean and comfortable. I hope to come back one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This very old house located literally just less than 1 minute walking from the closest bus stop. You can take this loop line to Nara Park, train stations and busy streets full of shops.The old couple who run place are very friendly and helpful. Me and my friend booked for a private double room, it was HUGE! There is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

i stayed with my frieds. we had great time in there. it was amazing and makes me happy that "Yo a so be-Card" You'll know how amazing place if you are in there. owner are very nice! room also nice, comfortable and very clean. definitely i can recommend this Guest house!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed in this guesthouse for 2 nights at the end of our trip in Japan. The hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful making you feel right at home. Location was great, only 5 mins bus ride from the station and the deer park an easy walk. The area was quiet and we had a great time. Would love to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lovely place to stay with a very homey feel. We stayed in the Japanese style private room which was VERY comfortable and nice and warm. The hosts were very welcoming and recommended to us a fantastic local okonomiyaki place where we had a generous feed for 400 yen. They even ordered for us so that our meals were cooking by... More 

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Address: 30 Kitakyobatecho, Nara 630-8322, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Naramachi 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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