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Where to Stay in Nara! Five Recommended Guesthouses

There is so much to do when traveling, from eating good food to seeing the sites and shopping. To fully enjoy your trip, you'll want to cut down on unnecessary costs. So this time, we introduce guesthouses in Nara where you can stay for reasonable prices.

1. Guest House Oku

First, we introduce Guest House Oku. It is in a great location that is just five minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station, but is quiet as it is in the back of an alley. It is in a renovated 80-year-old building befitting the ancient capital of Nara and has a welcoming atmosphere created by the female owner. There are gender-specific dormitories and private rooms that accommodate up to four.

Overnight rate: 3,200 JPY (incl. tax) and up

Foreign languages: English, Italian
Free Wi-Fi

1. Guest House Oku

29 Takamaichi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

2. Nara Guesthouse 3F

Nara Guesthouse 3F is just one minute on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station. It is in a commercial district with many shops selling gourmet food and souvenirs. It is a stylish space with wood furniture designed to create a calm atmosphere. The dormitory is for women only and has special size bunk beds for guests to sleep comfortably in. The Japanese rooms can be shared or booked as private rooms. Breakfast is included.

Overnight rate: 3,500 JPY and up

Foreign languages: English
Free Wi-Fi

2. Nara Guesthouse 3F

3F Arute-kan, 5 Konishi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

3. Guesthouse Naramachi

Guesthouse Naramachi is located five minutes on foot from JR Kyobate Station, one stop from JR Nara Station. It is in a renovated 100-year-old building in which successive generations of calligraphers lived. Here, you can relax in an environment full of the Japanese "wa" feel. If you want to really immerse yourself in a Japanese environment, stay in the Japanese-style rooms. There is a female-only dormitory, as well as a mixed-gender dormitory.

Overnight rate: 2,500 JPY and up

Foreign languages: English
Free Wi-Fi; rental bicycles available (for a fee)

3. Guesthouse Naramachi

30 Kita-Kyobate-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

4. The Deer Park Inn

Next, we introduce The Deer Park Inn, which is in a fabulous location. It is a guesthouse inside Nara Park, famous for the many deer that live there. The adorable deer will come right up to the guesthouse! There is a total of 10 guestrooms, including a mixed-gender dormitory, female-only dormitory, and private rooms. This is a guesthouse you can relax in surrounded by the park's nature.

Overnight rate: 2,780 JPY (incl. tax) and up

Foreign languages: English, Spanish
Free Wi-Fi; rental bicycles available

4. The Deer Park Inn

158-5 Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

5. Guesthouse Nara Komachi

This guesthouse is five minutes on foot from JR Nara Station. It is known for the thoughtful reception and services provided by the owner couple, who previously worked at a hotel. There is a total of nine guestrooms, including a female-only dormitory, mixed-gender dormitory, and Japanese-style rooms with kitchens. There are translated manga comics for the guests to read, so you can experience a little Japanese culture.

Overnight rates: 2,500 JPY and up

Foreign languages: English
Free Wi-Fi, rental bicycles available (500 JPY/day)

5. Guesthouse Nara Komachi

41-2 Suruga-machi, Nara-shi, Nara

Guesthouses have reasonable prices and you can enjoy meeting people in them. We hope you will make some friends and create lasting memories!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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