Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Nara Area

  • Nara Prefectural Library and Information Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Nara-shi Daianji-nishi 1-1000
    A library in Daianji-nishi 1 Chome, Nara City. Their collection includes a microfilm copy of the Prange Collection, a comprehensive collection of domestic publications during the post war occupation period, as well as a battlefield disease corner sorted by disease, and their War Experience collection made up of donated war memories from around the country. There's also an area with newspapers, magazines, and general materials.
  • Je et Nous
    Nara Pref. Narashi Suimonchou 53
    This is a miscellaneous goods store located in previous Todaiji Temple’s premise, Suimon Town, in Nara City. They sell a great number of goods designed with a deer motif including accessories such as earrings and brooches, key chains, hangers, art objects and pot/pan coasters.
  • Itoki
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takamikadochou 18
    This is a cotton goods specialty shop in Mikado Town, Nara City. They sell organic cotton made without agricultural chemicals and colored with natural dyes including bengara rouge, beige and indigo. The texture of these naturally produced goods can be enjoyed with various items like socks, scarves, baby goods and plastic bottle covers.
  • Kauri
    Nara Pref. Narashi Narukawachou 1
    This is a daily goods select shop in Narukawa Town, Nara City. They sell lifestyle goods specially chosen by the shopkeeper including Ontayaki pottery from Oita Prefecture, antiques, kitchen utensils, accessories and stationery.
  • MLP Shop
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1030
    This antique shop is located on a road just east of the National Route 169, in Takabakate-cho, Nara City. The shop sells antiques, vintage goods and furniture bought from the UK and New Zealand. The shop has over five thousand items, centering mainly on pottery from the 50’s to the 70’s and pre-war items.
  • Mangetsu Antique
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 840-1
    This antique store is located along the Prefectural Route 80, in Takabatate-cho, Nara City. The store is inside an old private house, and mainly deals in items bought in the UK and France. It has a wide variety of antiques, from necklaces and rings, furniture, light fixtures, silver and pottery, paintings and print.
  • Koto Akari Western Fashion Store
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1097-2 Ichimachi Studio 2
    This shop located on the first floor of the shopping area, Naramachi Kobo 2, in Takabatake Town, Nara City, sells Lolita fashion style goods. The shop handles goods made by independent and creative Lolita fashion designers popular in the local Kansai scene.
  • Tohon
    1 Reviews
    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Yanagi 4-28
    Tohon is a book store located on the Yanagi Machi Shopping Street in Yamatokoriyama City. The shop handles new titles from smaller independent publishers, second-hand books, and other various items. A selection of recommended books and goods are displayed regardless of genre in the roughly 20 meter square store.

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  • Sutra Dojo, Yakushi-ji Temple
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Nara-shi Nishinokyocho 457
  • Café Haruhino
    3 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Nara-shi Kasuganocho 158-9


  • cage
    Nara Nara-shi Horencho 567-1
  • Yagi Fuda-no-Tsuji Community Center
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Kashihara-shi Kitayagicho 2-1-1
    "Formerly the Higashi no Hirata Residence and an inn, this structure was opened to the public as a community center in 1949. Situated on a stretch of road which was designated the ""Takenouchi Kaido /Yokooji - Japan's Oldest National Highway with a History of 1400 Years"" Japan Heritage Site in 2017, the center serves as a base for exploring the local Yagi area on foot. Visitors can view the building for free. A rest area has been established in the former residence' dirt floor room on the first floor; there's also a rental space on the second floor."


  • Isshindo
    Nara Nara-shi Kamisanjocho 3-9
    The calligraphy supplies shop is located in Kamisanjo-cho, Nara City. The longstanding shop opened in the Taisho period and makes and sells traditional Nara brushes and sumi ink. The shop's signature product is its Nara Sen'en, a sumi ink made from pure rapeseed oil smoke.
  • Kimono Rental Miyabi
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    Nara Nara-shi Mochiidonocho 20
    This kimono rental shop is located in the Mochiidono Shopping Street in Mochiidono-cho, Nara City. The shop offers plans ranging from the inexpensive to the extravagant, and also rents kimono for men; in addition, the shop offers light yukata robe rentals in summer, and customers can stroll the streets of ancient Nara in Japanese dress. Also of note, the shop sells traditional samue men's working clothes, and Japanese accessories like kakishibu persimmon juice-dyed items.
  • Nara Park No Deer Sodanshitu
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 49
  • Nara Prefectural Medical University Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Kashihara-shi Shijocho 840
  • Nara General Medical Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Nara-shi Shichijonishimachi 2-897-5
  • Gose Municipal Gose Kindergarten
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    Nara Gose-shi 1-9
  • Nara City Office
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    Nara Nara Nijoojiminami 1Chome1-1
  • Don Quijote Nara
    Nara Nara-shi Kashiwagicho 480-1

Nara Areas


With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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