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Awa (Nara-machi)粟 ならまち店


A restaurant and hideaway located in the Naramachi (Town of Nara) area, renowned for its charming old-fashioned townscape, a 15 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. Situated inside a townhome over 140 years old, the restaurant is divided into multiple rooms, including one with a view of the inner garden, a traditional kura warehouse section, and a tatami room on the second floor. Awa serves dishes which gives diners the chance to enjoy the food culture of Nara, including home-grown Yamato vegetables, Yamato beef, and local Yamato sake. Its lunches consisting of numerous small dishes piled high on a basket are so beautiful they look like works of art. Visitors also love the fact that Awa’s dishes are not restricted to the traditional boundaries of Japanese cuisine, such as the restaurant’s rib roast steak served grilled on a porcelain plate. Advance reservation required.


Nara Pref. Narashi Shounamichou 1 (NaraArea)

phone 0742245699

11:30-15:00 (Last entry 13:30, L.O.14:00)/17:30-22:00 (Last entry 20:00, L.O.21:00)

Review of Awa Naramachi

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/05/06 Amazing!
We went here by chance and we have to say it was just amazing! The staff is super friendly and the food experience is just amazing! We recommend it!!
Reviewed:2018/12/09 なるべく予約した方が!
Reviewed:2018/11/07 野菜だけでそこまで満足させられるか!

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Nara Pref. Narashi Shounamichou 1 [ map ]
11:30-15:00 (Last entry 13:30, L.O.14:00)/17:30-22:00 (Last entry 20:00, L.O.21:00)
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          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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