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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!

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Train: Nankai-Airport Line Airport Express headed for Namba
Kansai Airport
⇩40mins
Namba

関西国際空港(KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)

関西国際空港
Address大阪府泉佐野市泉州空港北
Phone Number072-455-2500
Web Site URLhttps://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/

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

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Train: Kintetsu-Nara Line Rapid Express headed for Kintetsunara
Osaka-namba
⇩40mins
Kintetsunara

たこ焼道楽 わなか 千日前 本店(TAKOYAKI WANAKA SENNICHIMAE HONTEN)

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 Hours8;30am/10am-11pm
Phone Number06-6631-0127
Web Site URLhttp://takoyaki-wanaka.com/en/index.html

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

yoy4188さん(@yoy4188)がシェアした投稿 -

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!

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On foot 10mins

興福寺(KOFUKUJI TEMPLE)

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 Hours9am- 5pm
Phone Number+81-742-22-7755
Web Site URLhttp://www.kohfukuji.com/english.html

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!

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On foot 20mins

ほうせき箱(HOUSEKIBAKO)

Address奈良市餅飯殿町47
Business Hours10am-7pm
Shop HolidaysThur
Phone Number0742-93-4260
Web Site URLhttps://www.facebook.com/housekibaco

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

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On foot 10mins

奈良公園(NARA PARK)

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 Number0742-22-0375
Web Site URLhttp://nara-park.com/

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

hazukiさん(@_hazuki_96)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

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On foot 5mins

春日荷茶屋(KASUGANINAIJAYA)

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 Hours10am-4pm
Phone Number0742-27-2718
Web Site URLhttp://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/h_s_tearoom/ninaityaya/

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

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On foot 3mins

春日大社(KASUGATAISHA SHRINE)

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 Hours6am-6pm(Apr.-Sep.) 6:30am-5pm (Oct.-Mar.)
Shop HolidaysPlease check the official website for details.
Phone Number+81-742- 22-7788
Web Site URLhttp://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/about/index_en.html

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

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On foot 10mins

夫婦大國社(MEOTODAIKOKUSHA)

Address奈良県奈良市春日野町160-7
Web Site URLhttp://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/guidance/fukunokami.html

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

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

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On foot 5mins

東大寺(TODAIJI TEMPLE)

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 Hours7:30 am-5:30 pm (Apr.-Oct) / 8 am-5 pm(Nov-Mar.)
Web Site URLhttp://www.todaiji.or.jp/english/index.html

Leisurely shopping at Yumekaze Plaza

apricotさん(@apricot0324)がシェアした投稿 -

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

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On foot 10mins

まほろば大仏プリン本舗(MAHOROBA DAIBUTSU PURIN HONPO)

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 Hours11:30am-5:30pm (L.O.5pm)
Shop HolidaysIrregular holiday
Phone Number0742-23-7515 
Web Site URLhttp://www.daibutsu-purin.com/

Shopping at Naramachi

☆める☆さん(@meru1101)がシェアした投稿 -

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!

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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 Hours9am-6pm
Shop HolidaysWed
Phone Number080-3834-3999
Web Site URLhttp://conpeitoo.com/

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?

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On foot 5mins

canata conata(CANATA CONATA)

Address奈良市元林院町35番地
Business Hours11am-6pm
Shop HolidaysMon, Wed
Phone Number0742-24-8178
Web Site URLhttps://canataconata.jimdo.com/canata-conata/

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

Sさん(@shonstagram)がシェアした投稿 -

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

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On foot 10mins

ぽくぽく(POKUPOKU)

Address奈良県奈良市勝南院町23番地
Business Hours11:30am-8:30pm(7:30pm L.O.)
Shop HolidaysIrregular holiday
Phone Number0742-31-2537
Web Site URLhttp://pokupoku-yamato.cocolog-nifty.com/

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.

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Bus: Nara Kotsu Bus [57] headed for for JR-naraeki
Kasugataisha-omotesandomae
⇩8mins
Kintetsunaraeki

浮見堂(UKIMIDO TEMPLE)

Address奈良市高畑町
DirectionsJR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 Number0742-22-0375
Web Site URLhttps://narashikanko.or.jp/spot/structure/ukimido/

Chilling in the bar at night in Nara

Kana Nishiokaさん(@knc3333)がシェアした投稿 -

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 Hours5pm-2am
Phone Number0742-24-2200