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Walking plan around all of "Naramachi" until the night

Walking plan around all of "Naramachi" until the night

June 8, 2019
Enjoy "Naramachi", the old town of Nara where the good old heritage remains, and the key spots of Nara in 1 day! In this trip, you can fully enjoy Nara round the day and night! Let's explore the Nara that you may have not seen yet.

Start the tour from Kansai Airport!

Start the tour by purchasing the "Nara Access Ticket" at Kansai Airport Station. It is approximately an hour and a half from Osaka to Nara!

Train: Nankai-Airport Line Airport Express headed for Namba
Kansai Airport


Address 大阪府泉佐野市泉州空港北
Phone Number 072-455-2500
Web Site URL

Start the morning with the authentic Osakan dish, Takoyaki (octopus balls)!

AKIさん(@aki_5898)がシェアした投稿 -

Make a casual stop at Osaka. You can't skip the Osaka specialty, Takoyaki, when you come to Osaka! Enjoy some at the shop "Wakana" in the morning!

Large-serving 8 pieces 500JPY

Train: Kintetsu-Nara Line Rapid Express headed for Kintetsunara


Address 大阪府大阪市中央区難波千日前11-19
Directions 地下鉄御堂筋線 なんば駅3番出口より徒歩5分/ 南海本線 難波駅より徒歩5分
Business Hours 8;30am/10am-11pm
Phone Number 06-6631-0127
Web Site URL

Kofukuji Temple is the first step of walking around the World Heritage Sites

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Nara is the place with the most World Heritage Sites in Japan. You cannot miss a tour of the World Heritage Sites while visiting the city! Take a look around Kofukuji Temple and take some pictures at the Five-Storied Pagoda and the Sarusawa Pond!

On foot 10mins


Address 奈良県奈良市登大路町48
Directions 奈良交通バス 県庁前(興福寺)すぐ
Business Hours 9am- 5pm
Phone Number +81-742-22-7755
Web Site URL

The new sensation Kakigori shaved ice treat you wouldn't like to miss

Hosekibako's fluffy Kakigori shaved ice is becoming a new speciality of Nara. It is a popular shop with queues lining up for Kakigori ice even in winter! You can't go wrong with snapping photos of the cute appearance of the Kakigori!

On foot 20mins


Address 奈良市餅飯殿町47
Business Hours 10am-7pm
Shop Holidays Thur
Phone Number 0742-93-4260
Web Site URL

Give rice crackers to the deer at Nara Park

batayanさん(@batabata_bat)がシェアした投稿 -

While walking towards the Kasugataisha Shrine in a relaxed way, make a stop to play with the deers at Nara Park! It's good to remember some rules to safely have fun playing with the deers!

1. When you purchase a rice cracker for the deers, hide it so that they can't find out before you actually give it to them.
2. When giving the crackers, offer it one by one without being impatient. The deers will get angry if you irritate them!
3. If you say "Thank you" as you raise your hand and bow, sometimes the deers return the bow!

It's safer to get others to take the photo if you would like a photo of giving the crackers to the deer!

Rice crackers for feeding the deer 10 pieces 150JPY

On foot 10mins


Address 奈良市登大路町30
Directions 【最寄駅】近鉄「近鉄奈良駅」JR「奈良駅」
Phone Number 0742-22-0375
Web Site URL

Lunch time at the garden where you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons

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つじ・ぐんそうさん(@gunsou630)がシェアした投稿 -

It's lunch time when you are hungry. How about a lunch inside the temple of the World Heritage Site? Let's have a value set with persimmon leave Sushi with the seasonal porridge.
"Persimmon leaf Sushi" is a specialty of Nara wrapping Sushi with persimmon leaves. Long ago when marine products were held precious, wrapping with leaves was thought of as an effective way to enable long-term preservation of fish. This is a gem of a forefather's wisdom.

Yamato Special Set Menu 1,500JPY

On foot 5mins


Address 奈良県奈良市春日野町160
Directions 春日大社表参道バス停を東へ徒歩3分、萬葉植物園正門横に あります
Business Hours 10am-4pm
Phone Number 0742-27-2718
Web Site URL

Let's enjoy Kasugataisha Shrine!

まっきーさん(@maki_1129__)がシェアした投稿 -

Kasugataisha Shrine is a World Heritage Site. Its vivid and vermilion world is beautiful. Test your luck in the cute deer lottery after the prayer! With also English available, the lottery is also popular among foreigners.

Deer lottery 500JPY

On foot 3mins


Address 奈良県奈良市春日野町160
Directions 奈良交通バス「春日大社本殿」徒歩すぐ
Business Hours 6am-6pm(Apr.-Sep.) 6:30am-5pm (Oct.-Mar.)
Shop Holidays Please check the official website for details.
Phone Number +81-742- 22-7788
Web Site URL

Greeting the God of marriage

naohiroさん(@lepin_freedom)がシェアした投稿 -

Let's greet another God of the Temple when you visit the head office! Meotodaikokusha Temple famous for match making is a must-go! Why not write down your wish on the cute heart-shaped Ema (wooden wishing plaques)?

Heart Ema 800JPY

On foot 10mins


Address 奈良県奈良市春日野町160-7
Web Site URL

Let's meet the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple in Japan!

🇯🇵&🇺🇸さん(@trip_love2018)がシェアした投稿 -

The last World Heritage of this trip is Todaiji Temple! The Great Buddha of Nara with a height of 15 meters is a masterpiece. It is definitely a must-go if you visit Nara!

Admission to the Great Buddha Hall Adults 600JPY

On foot 5mins


Address 奈良県奈良市雑司町406-1
Directions 「大仏殿春日大社前」「氷室神社・国立博物館」バス停より徒歩約5分
Business Hours 7:30 am-5:30 pm (Apr.-Oct) / 8 am-5 pm(Nov-Mar.)
Web Site URL

Leisurely shopping at Yumekaze Plaza

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Welcome to "Yumekaze Plaza" where you can enjoy the food and culture of Nara! How about enjoying a spectacular view of Nara while having the Yumekaze-special 'Daibutsu Purin Softcream'?

Daibutsu Purin Softcream 378JPY

On foot 10mins


Address 奈良市奈良阪町1073 
Directions 近鉄奈良駅からバス 13番のりば  115系統 「高の原駅」行き/ JR奈良駅西口からバス 15番のりば  115系統 「高の原駅」行き 「高の原ゴルフセンター」下車すぐ
Business Hours 11:30am-5:30pm (L.O.5pm)
Shop Holidays Irregular holiday
Phone Number 0742-23-7515 
Web Site URL

Shopping at Naramachi

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Find your favorite items in the town lined with cute variety stores and cafés! You can also enjoy shopping while taking pictures in the photogenic alleyways!

Discover cute shops 1: Find some variety goods

It is a café and variety goods shop with a kind shopkeeper. It's a modest but cute store that is with no doubt, fun to be just having a look at!

On foot 10mins

カフェと雑貨のお店 こんぺいとうぷらす conpeitoo+(ZAKKA&CAFE CONPEITOO+)

Address 奈良県奈良市東寺林町7 サンフェアリー1F
Business Hours 9am-6pm
Shop Holidays Wed
Phone Number 080-3834-3999
Web Site URL

Discover cute shops 2: Buy a deer candle

Colorful deer-shaped and flower-studded candles lining up in this shop with the concept of "giving many people a happy feeling with candles ☆". How about getting a candle as a souvenir from Nara?

On foot 5mins

canata conata(CANATA CONATA)

Address 奈良市元林院町35番地
Business Hours 11am-6pm
Shop Holidays Mon, Wed
Phone Number 0742-24-8178
Web Site URL

After all the shopping, here comes the awaited dinner-time!

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Since you are here in Nara, why not enjoy the unique ingredients of the city? We introduce to you pork cutlet from Nara's brand pork, Yamato Pork! With soft flesh and a slight sweetness, Yamato Pork will definitely make your mouth water!

Set of crisp pork cutlets 200g 2,100JPY

On foot 10mins


Address 奈良県奈良市勝南院町23番地
Business Hours 11:30am-8:30pm(7:30pm L.O.)
Shop Holidays Irregular holiday
Phone Number 0742-31-2537
Web Site URL

Stroll romantically at night in Nara

Hiroさん(@hiro_lens_work)がシェアした投稿 -

Are you one of those who think that Nara can only be enjoyed during the day? Actually you can enjoy it fully until the night! Looking at the lit up Ukimido Hall in Nara Park or taking a boat ride at the Sagiike Pond, you can enjoy a different Nara from daytime.

Bus: Nara Kotsu Bus [57] headed for for JR-naraeki


Address 奈良市高畑町
Directions JR奈良駅、近鉄奈良駅 市内循環バス「大仏殿春日大社前」下車徒歩5分
Phone Number 0742-22-0375
Web Site URL

Chilling in the bar at night in Nara

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It is a powerhouse winning the world cocktail tournament. The taste of the wine goes without saying, but you can also enjoy a calm drink in the impressive atmosphere of the place. After a good deal of walking in the tour of Nara, now sit at night and relax while immersing yourself into reminiscences.

ランプバー(LAMP BAR)

Address 奈良県奈良市角振町26番地いせやビル 1F
Directions 近鉄奈良駅より徒歩3分
Business Hours 5pm-2am
Phone Number 0742-24-2200