Best Places for Backpackers in Nara, Japan.

Enjoy backpacking around Nara, Japan without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Nara, Japan.

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Top 16 hostels in Nara, Japan.

These are the 16 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Nara, Japan.

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Guesthouse Tamura

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Guesthouse Tamura

At the heart of old Nara town, Guesthouse Tamura offers you a quite accommodation with Japanese style private rooms and dormitory at reasonable rates. Tamura was a private house built about 100years ago and was recently refurbished as a cozy guesthouse maintaining original atmosphere. Occasionaly...
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The Deer Park Inn

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The Deer Park Inn

The Deer Park Inn is the only budget guesthouse style accommodation in the Nara World Heritage area. Enjoy a short walk to Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine or simply relax in the beautiful, lush surroundings of Mount Wakakusa, all right on our doorstep. A unique chance to escape the hustle and b...
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Guesthouse Naramachi

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Guesthouse Naramachi

Built in the early 1900's, Guesthouse Naramachi is a traditional merchant's home with authentic Japanese character. Tucked into the nostalgic lanes of Old Nara, you'll find cozy beds, a peaceful atmosphere, and genuine hospitality - all within walking distance of the city's most beautiful sights....
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HARUYA Hostel Naramachi

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HARUYA Hostel Naramachi

The 100 years old typical Japanese traditional townhouse it is. Carefully chosen Japanese activities, library lounge and several share space are available. Polite English speaking staffs are there with up-to-date local travel information. Some private rooms have a toilet and a washbasin. Female dorm...
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ML International Hostel

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ML International Hostel

Welcome to the smallest hostel in Nara! We speak english and spanish! (Lee más abajo la descripción en español) Si eres hispanohablante, no dudes en alojarte con nosotros. Somos el único hotel en Nara donde se habla español. ¡Facilitaremos tu estancia! ML International Hostel is located on th...
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Oak Hostel Nara

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Oak Hostel Nara

Oak Hostel Nara is located just 1 min away from Kintetsu Nara Station. 7 min to the Nara Park, 10 min to Todaiji Temple. ********************** Conditions and Policies******************** 1.check-in time: from 3 pm to 0:00 am. * After 0:00 am ,we will charge extra 2000 yen. 2.check-out tim...
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Guesthouse Nara Komachi

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Guesthouse Nara Komachi

lounge with TV, a shared kitchen and an information corner with guide books and maps. The computer corner offers free use of headsets. LCD televisions with digital channels, guestrooms include complimentary wireless Internet access. Private bathroom come with rainfall showerheads and bidets....
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Guesthouse TSUNOYA

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Guesthouse TSUNOYA

Guesthouse TSUNOYA just opened in August 2016. We have an 8-bed mixed dormitory which is designed Japanese style, female dormitories, Japanese family rooms and private double rooms. The perfect location that you can go to sightseeing spots on foot, and very comfortable rooms. Why don't you...
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Hostel&GalleryGisgood

92 /100

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Hostel&GalleryGisgood

★★Free BREAKFAST and One Free Drink everyday for CAFE&BAR in hostel.★★ It is a new style guesthouse 'hostel & galleryGisgood' JUST in front of JR Nara station. Good location in the center of town. All necessary thing such as convenience stores, tourist office, bus terminal (airport direct bus a...
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Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

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Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

Our beautiful 100 years old classic guesthouse has been opened in March,2011, where is only three minutes to World Heritage site! The unbeatable accommodation !! Becouse of ... The structure is huge classic stately japanese house which is nearly 100 years old .The inside of it is japanese mod...
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Hotel Pagoda

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Hotel Pagoda

Hotel Pagoda offers free WiFi access in public areas. The property features 6 to 7 free parking spaces on site which are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Vehicle maximum height is 2 meter. All rooms at Hotel Pagoda are air-conditioned. There is a shared toilet and shower. Just a 5-...
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Yuzan Guesthouse

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Yuzan Guesthouse

Yuzan Guesthouse has 2 Japanese style rooms and 2 Western style rooms with bunk beds. Please note that this property cannot accommodate children under 10 years old. Each room has an air conditioner and a room key. Every room shares shower rooms and toilets. Self-service is the style in a...
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Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi

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Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi

Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi offers accommodations in Nara. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.Some units have a sitting area for your convenience. All rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.You will find a shared kitchen at the property. T...
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Centurion Hostel Nara Heijokyo

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Centurion Hostel Nara Heijokyo

Stay in Nara’s World Heritage Sites. You have an observatory view of Heijo palace. Excellent location for rest and relaxation. Come stay in beautiful Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Centurion Hostel is located on the top floor of the Minar...
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Hotel Base Nara

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Hotel Base Nara

Hotel BASE Nara has just opened in October 2018. Close to the sightseeing spots, you can walk from both JR Nara station and Kintetsu Nara station, it's great location.  This hostel has compact private rooms, family rooms and dormitories.  Backpackers, family, couple, friends, everyone can st...
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Takama Guest House

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Takama Guest House

The TAKAMA Guest House is a casual and reasonably priced accommodation perfect for backpackers. Both dormitory and private rooms are available (breakfast not provided). Meals are not provided but a kitchen is freely available for guests to use. Internet is available in the common space on eac...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Nara, Japan.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Nara, Japan.

If you're already planning to visit Nara, Japan - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Japanese Architecture: Preservation and Innovation

When I was there, I made a list of buildings I want to see which were made by these architectural geniuses. Tokyo alone is an architectural pilgrimage from century-old temples to contemporary hotels and shopping centers. They juxtapose traditional and modern buildings together and innovate construction techniques from the past to the present. Example is Asakusa Temple near Kengo Kuma’s Asakusa tourist center in Tokyo. In Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, design of the buildings there can be a bit different but each of these place is unique and can leave you in awe.

Reg Alvarez

Osaka: The Deliciousness

As for tourist sites you must visit, remember that world heritage sites don’t get their names for nothing, if you aren’t sure of where to go, just look up the ones in your area. I won’t be writing about places here, that’s a story for another day. You should definitely know before arriving to a country which places you need to go to, especially for Japan, because for certain places, the tickets might be cheaper if you buy before coming into the country or you could get cheaper deals at the airport. You should have a plan for each day and know how much you are gonna spend. I visited Nara in my last week, for example, I had to limit how much I spent on food, cause I truly wanted to see all of Nara and I was running short.

Terngu

Highlights from Kansai, Japan

We were bound for the Kansai region, which is on the southern part of Japan.  Since Kansai is already a pretty big place, we opted to focus our tours on 2 major cities: Osaka and Kyoto, and made quick side trips to two other cities: Nara and Kobe.

Noel Lanto

Why go to Nara Park?

Why go to Nara Park? Nara Park is famous as one of the most picturesque and oldest parks in Japan. It is a sprawling 502 hectares of beautiful sights and is home to many cultural landmarks of the City of Nara. But what the park is famous for is the 1,200 residents of the Park: Deer. That’s right, Nara Park is best known as the Deer Park of Japan.

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