The 100-year old Guest house Naramachi offers simple Japanese-style accommodations just a 5-minute walk from JR Kyobate Train Station. The property is completely nonsmoking. It offers massages, bicycle rental and free Wi-Fi throughout. The World Heritage registered Nara Park is a 10-minute walk away.

Guests at Naramachi can choose a private room with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanese futon beds. All rooms are air-conditioned, and bathrooms and toilets are shared. Bath towels, washclothes and Yukata robes can be rented.

JR Nara Train Station is a 20-minute walk, and Kofuku-ji Temple is a pleasant 10-minute walk away through the traditional streets of Nara. Gangoji Temple and three public baths are available within a 5-minute walk. Various types of bicycles can be rented.

A free-use kitchenette is provided, with a microwave, fridge and electric kettle.

At time of booking, you must inform the hotel what time you plan to check in. If your check-in time changes, please update the hotel. Guests who require parking must inform the hotel at time of booking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Guesthouse Naramachi has been welcoming guests since May 25, 2011

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

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町屋ゲストハウスならまちは、世界遺産の奈良奥山原始林で育った春日杉が随所に使われた築百年の伝統的な町屋です。  この家には、著名な書道家:田原雪山が長く住み、書道教室を開いていた部屋があります。そして、広いロビーには劇場であった時代の名残があります。  また、当館は、空海ゆかりの宿です。 弘法大師空海は、奈良時代末期に平城京に上京した折、叔父さんのお寺:佐伯院に宿泊されたと伝えられています。 町屋ゲストハウスならまちは、その佐伯院跡に建っています。

私は、奈良が大好きで45年間住んでいます。 私は、30年以上電子工学の技術者でしたが、世界の旅人に出会えること、そして日本文化・奈良をご紹介することに生きがいを感じて、2009年にゲストハウスを始めました。 私は、旅人のみなさんに、広くてゆったりした奈良の町家で、暮らすようにお泊りいただきたいと思っています。そして、千年をタイムスリップしたように歴史の道を歩き、豊かな自然を感じながら日本文化の始まった奈良の歴史に触れて頂きたいと願っています。

・主要観光地へのアクセスが良い JR奈良駅、JR京終駅、近鉄奈良駅、奈良公園に囲まれた奈良市の中心部(奈良町)に立地しており、これらを循環する市内循環バスの北京終バス停横に立地しています よって、奈良公園の主要な社寺や元興寺、奈良町歩き等へのアクセスが良好です。 ・レンタサイクルが充実 奈良市内の7つの世界遺産エリアを全て巡るには、自転車が便利です。 ゲストハウスにはレンタル自転車がお客様の数だけ用意されていますので、お客様全員でサイクリングを楽しむことが出来ます。 「また自転車に優しい宿」として、奈良県より認定を受けておりますので、広いスペースで自転車のお手入れが可能です。 ・銭湯の町で温泉にも近い 町屋ゲストハウスならまちは、まるで温泉地帯のように、徒歩5分以内に3つもの銭湯(花園新温泉、朝日温泉、ほてい湯)があります。そして「ゆららの湯」は、本物の温泉であり露天風呂やレストランが有ります。そこへも自転車で10分で行くことができるアクセスの良いゲストハウスです。温泉や銭湯で旅の疲れを、ゆったりと癒してください。 ・館内ギャラリーで奈良の歴史を学べる 町屋ゲストハウスならまちのギャラリーには、「ならまち大冒険」のアニメ原画が常設展示されていますので、奈良の古い歴史を楽しみながら知ることができます。 「原色日本の美術」(全30巻)や、1300年をタイムスリップできる空海の書籍を取り揃えています。

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Gangoji Temple
    0.3 miles
  • Naramachi
    0.4 miles
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    0.7 miles
  • Nara National Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Nara Prefectural Art Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Isui-en
    1 miles
  • Shin Yakushiji
    1 miles
  • Nara Park
    1.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant 鹿の舟
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar コメダ珈琲
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant 明倫館
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Iwafune Shrine
    9.3 miles
  • Nozaki Kannon Shrine
    10.9 miles
  • Nippon Christ Kyodan Shijonawate Church
    11.5 miles
  • Shijonawate City Museum of History and Folklore
    11.5 miles
  • Hanazono Rugby Stadium
    11.5 miles
  • Neyagawa Park
    11.8 miles
  • Suehiro Park
    12 miles
  • Aeon Mall Shijonawate
    12.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Wakakusayama Hill
    2.2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Nara Station
    0.8 miles
  • Train Kintetsu Nara Station
    0.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Itami Airport
    23.5 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    34.5 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    37.1 miles
How to get to Guesthouse Naramachi from Kansai International Airport
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Amenities of Guesthouse Naramachi
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Shared toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Library
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Game room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs JPY 500 per day.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Air conditioning
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Guesthouse Naramachi takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 6 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Children under the age of 6 cannot be accommodated at this property.

Check-in is strictly until 22:00. Guests arriving later cannot be accommodated and treated as a no-show.

The property's entrance closes at 22:00, but staying guests can freely come and go, using their key.

The hotel is closed daily from 13:00-16:00.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Guesthouse Naramachi of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 奈保生 第40-24号

FAQs about Guesthouse Naramachi

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Guesthouse Naramachi (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking

  • Guesthouse Naramachi is 1.6 miles from the center of Nara.

  • Room options at Guesthouse Naramachi include:

    • Twin

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Guesthouse Naramachi by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 40min

  • Guesthouse Naramachi offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Library
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bike tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at Guesthouse Naramachi may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Guesthouse Naramachi is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.