Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Nara Area

  • Nara Prefectural Library and Information Center
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    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.
  • Nipponichi (Nara Sanjo Branch)
    13 Reviews
    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurishinyachou 1-1 Fine Flats Nara-cho Sanjo 1F
    A souvenir shop operated by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, a long-standing store dealing in handwoven hemp fabrics founded in 1716. The shop is filled with high quality, fashionable goods sure to intrigue the discerning customer, including Daibutsu-branded Nara fukin tea towels, Japanese print tenugui hand towels, 2&9 sock brand products, Yamato-cha tea, sweets, and more. Built around the concept of Japanese souvenirs, the shop sells specialty products and handicrafts not only from Nara but also around the country. Closest station: Kintetsu-Nara Station.


  • Furukoto
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashikanenagachou 61-22F
    This shop selling miscellaneous goods and secondhand books in Higashikanenaga Town, Nara City, is on the second floor of an old Japanese house just down an alleyway near the Todaiji Tegaimon Gate. There are four different shopkeepers who rotate through operating this little hide-away store and inside you’ll find a variety of items that reflect the theme of the ancient Nara capital of Japan. Come discover unique Nara souvenirs that you can use in everyday life including small items with Kofun burial mound or deer motifs as well as lamp shades with classic designs of the four seasons and traditional leatherwork goods.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Nara Sarusawa Inn
    360 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Ikenocho 3

    We were walking around Nara when we were given a flyer about the cultural center. We are so glad we decided to go visit as we had a wonderful time learning to write in Japanese and making an origami...

  • Nara Prefectural Government
    138 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Noboriojicho 30

    Dont miss the views from the rooftop. We caught the lift up this modernist office block to the top floor, which gave wonderful views of Nara from all sides, with direction boards and a garden...

  • Nara Park No Deer Sodanshitu
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 49
  • Nara Prefectural Medical University Hospital
    1 Reviews
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    Nara Kashihara-shi Shijocho 840


  • Nara General Medical Center
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    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
  • Tenri Yorodusodanshobyoin
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    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Mishimachou 200

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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