Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

Hostel in Nara
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This place rocks. A Nara important cultural property, this former landowner's estate reopened in 2016 after extensive renovation. Now Japan's largest hostel (62 beds, multiple rooms), its Edo period shell contrasts beautifully with 21st-century facilities (untreated wood walls, Washlets, showers), terraces, a 100-year-old pine tree, BBQ grill, coin laundry, and even a Jacuzzi (swimsuit required).

The atmospheric restaurant-bar in the former kura (storehouse) does lovely Japanese-Western fusion cuisine (lunch mains ¥1000–1600, dinner ¥1200–2900), made from local ingredients.

Information from Hostelworld


“The Aota House” is Nara City’s Designated Cultural Heritage built in1856 and had been making and selling soy sauce. In April 2016, this 160-year old huge Japanese classic style soy sauce brewery and its owner’s luxurious residence was transformed into Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant, the one and only dormitory-type Accommodation and Restaurant in Japan.

At Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant, we have a number of precious constructions created by “Miyadaiku”, carpenters who handle traditional Japanese structures. You can see and even touch the works of art, such as the beams made of giant Japanese cedar trees, the transom and the folding screens which are as wonderful as national treasures.

We have various types of room for 1 person, a couple, a family and a group: Mixed Dormitory, Women Only Dormitory, and Private Rooms for maximum 4 and maximum 6 persons. You can also rent a Special Town House just for yourself.

Come and enjoy the unique experience of the Japanese traditional life here at the Historical and Cultural Heritage.

The concept of our Restaurant is “International Japanese”. Our Canadian Chef will provide new style of seasonal Japanese dishes with international flavor. We also have a “Speakeasy”, a hidden bar inside a warehouse. Here you get to enjoy our special cocktails served by the best bartender in the world!

********************** Conditions and Policies********************

1. Check-in time: 15:00-23:00

2. Check-out time: 11:00

3. Reception hour: 11:00-23:00

4. Payment: Cash(JPY),Credit Card

5. Cancellation policy:

(1) 2 days or more before 0%

(2) 1 day before 50%

(3) on the day 100%

(4) no show 100%

6. Age restrciton: from 18 years old

※the person who with a guardian is allowed

7. breakfast is not included: add ¥1,000- ( need reservation in check in time )

8. No smoking

9. Pets are not allowed.


  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Bbq
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cafe
  • Common room
  • Free city maps
  • Free parking
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Hot showers
  • Hot tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading light
  • Safe deposit box
  • Steamroom
  • Washing machine


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage