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Naramachi, Nara

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Find quirky museums and great sushi while roaming a tangle of narrow streets at Naramachi, once a thriving district populated by wealthy merchants. The wooden townhouses enchant with their intricate woodwork and rich history, while the ambiance becomes truly magical at night when the lanterns light the alleys and buildings. While exploring the area, you can also visit a toy museum and a World Heritage-listed temple. Before you head to Nara, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nara road trip tool, to make sure you see all that Nara has to offer, including Naramachi.
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  • Definitely spare some time to walk around the Naramachi area with its wooden houses and countless boutiques, small restaurants, galleries and small shrines/temples. And it still feels intensely lived....  more »
  • "Old Towns" are all over Japan. Areas that have been protected from demolition or redevelopment. However, if you only have a short trip, Nara's might be OK to get a feel of what it Japan looked like.....  more »

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