Kintetsu Nara Station 近鉄奈良駅

  • Published on : 19/10/2015
  • by : Japan Experience

Kintetsu Nara Station in Nara has trains to both Namba in Osaka on the Kintetsu Nara Line and Kyoto Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line.

Around Kintetsu Nara Station

There are plenty of places to shop and eat out around Kintetsu Nara Station and the arcades and streets running north and south from here make up the main shopping and dining area in Nara.

The main arcade streets are Higashimuki shotengai and its basically southern continuation Mochidono Center-gai. Recommended shops in this area include Mafu Okai Nara-ten which specializes in beautiful hemp bags and Ikeda Gankodo for folding fans and Nara-style round fans. Imanishi Honten specializes in traditional Nara pickles or tsukemono. Various vegetables such as gourds, eggplants and cucumbers are pickled for between 3-15 years in sake lees.

Restaurants and bars include Sakura Burger on Higashimuki-kita machi north of the station that serves its own classic burgers and Gohan no Aida (Tel: 0742 24 1539 *no reservations) that is open for lunch only - delicious tempura or a rotating lunch set. Momoyoduki (Tel: 0742 24 5158) offers superb hand-made soba noodles a short walk from Exit 5 of Kintetsu Nara Station. Just up the street from Sakura Burger is Maguro Koya (Tel: 0742 23 3766) known for its delicious maguro tuna done in a variety of ways with a menu in English, Chinese and Korean.

Cafe Fluke at 10 Higashimuki-naka machi is located in an old Edo Period building serving fusion food influenced by Okinawa, Korea and Hawaii. La Terrasse All Day Dining offers Spanish and Italian cuisine and morphs into a wine bar in the evening. Osyaberinakame has been in business for over 30 years serving delicious Japanese food.

Higashimuki shotengai covered arcade, Kintetsu Nara Station

Higashimuki shotengai covered arcade, Kintetsu Nara Station

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Kintetsu Nara Station Building

Kintetsu Nara Station Building

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