Guesthouse Tamura is at the heart of Nara Machi which is old Nara city area. Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple, Nara Park, many other historical spots and the railway stations (both Japan Rail and Kintetsu ) are within walking distance from us. It's the best location for walking Nara tour. Guesthouse Tamura is a renovated ordinary Japanese house with a bit of retro taste. We provide dormitory type accommodation with bunk beds and Japanese style private rooms. Occasionally deers entering to the front garden of Tamura may surprise you, if we forget to close the door.
About 1300years ago, Nara was a capital of Japan for about 70years. They built numbers of temples in Nara wishing peace in the Nation. The left is Todaiji temple Daibutsu-den (House of Great Budda) that is the largest wooden
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Gate close at 24:00
No-smoking in the rooms. We welcome homely atmosphere but are not a party hostel. Separate dormitories for male and female.
We will serve Japanese style breakfast for 300 yen. Please order before 19:00 on the previous day. Free coffee and tea are available at the hall.
There is one car parking lot for 500yen/day. Bicycles can be parked in our garden. Japanese a few public bathhouses (Sento) that are about 10 to 20 minutes from Tamura on foot.
We are sorry, we accept only cash and a credit card is not accepted.
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From JR Nara station, go up SANJO-dori street toward Kohukuji Temple until you see a pond on your right.
From Kintetsu Nara station, Exit #2. Turn right into covered shopping street(Higashimuki shopping street). Through the shopping street, turn left at the end of the street. Then you will be on SANJO-dori.
At 'Y' on SABJO-dori, take slight right so pond (Sarusawa Ike) is on your right. After the pond, make a wide right turn so the 5-tire pagoda is behind you. Pass Hotel Sunroute Nara. Shortly after, there is a men's hair salon across the street. Turn left here into small alley with a small yellow sign reading 'Nara Hotel'. At the coner, there is HISAGOYA diner. The hostel is at the end of the alley on the right. If you get lost, ask where is Nara Hotel. We are just in front of West Gate (Back gate) of Nara Hotel.
From JR Nara statiuon, Take Bus #50 or 51 and get off the bus at NARA HOTEL bus stop. (Fare 200yen) Then cross the street and enter Nara Hotel gate and proceed to your left descending slope to West gate. We afre just in front of the gate. 3 minute.
Nara-machi (old town), Nara park, Todaiji-temple, Nigatsu-do temple, Kohfukuji-temple, Gangoji-temple, Jurin-in temple, Shi-Yakushiji temple, Kasuga shrine, National Nara Museum, Rikisha tour, Sanjo-dori street and Mochiidono shopping arcade for shopping and dining, Nara hotel, Mikasa-yama primeval forest. Wakakusa-yama grass burning. Stag horn cutting ceremony,