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Guesthouse Tamura Reviews

1107-2,Takabatake-cho, Nara, Japan

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130 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Beautiful house! Everything was perfect, from the host herself to the slightest detail. Not to mention the Japanese breakfast. YUMMIE! Thank you! Veronica

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel has everything you need. The only thing that you might feel a bit less comfortable is the location. You have to walk for 20 minutes if directly from JP station. The other station is closer, like 10 mins walk. But at night getting the direction can be tough. Nara is super quiet at night and to be honest walking in a non-man neighborhood is a bit scary. However during day time, no problem. Staff are helpful and place is very clean. Nara park can be accessed within 5 minututes.


Location is a bit hard to find; the walk from JR Nara station is far and you'll have to be mindful of the small signs on the street. The place itself is warm and accommodating, with the owner making a lot of effort to welcome. Her English is not superb but she can communicate well enough. Most guests can speak Japanese anyway. They have complete amenities even bike rental and laundry machine, with corresponding fees, of course. There's also free water and snacks.


The house owners are very nice and helpful. They can speak English and the onigiri breakfast is so wonderful and warm! I think I will come back again.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This guesthouse is really a "home away from home": a wonderful Japanese wooden house with very friendly english-speaking owners. I also liked the Japanese breakfast they served. The location is very convenient.


The location is great. The guesthouse is right next to Nara Park and a short walk from either train station. The staff are friendly and very helpful.


This was by far the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The location was great, the facilities were extremely clean, and the atmosphere was so cozy. I loved the free tea, coffee and snacks. And having a sink, vanity, and heater in the bedroom was great. The couple running the hostel were wonderful people. The husband's English is very good and he gave me many recommendations for good restaurants. The wife's 300 yen breakfast is amazing. So cheap, filling, and delicious! This place was fantastic!!


every thing is great. the staff are very nice. the location is near attraction places and restaurants, you can walk to it.


Only one word: AMAZING!


This place was great! The owner is really sweet and kind; I highly recommend her breakfast for 300 yen. Tamura is clean, comfortable, and located relatively close to Nara Park. You should stay here!


Pluses are a very clean hostel, comfy beds, with many amenities (free towels, free toothbrushes, free bottled water, etc) and excellent Japanese breakfast for 300 yen in the morning. Bus from JR station stops very close by. If I had any critiques, it would be that the triple rooms are very small, especially with backpacks and gear in the room. A good place to sleep, but not much room to move around and hang out.


Very nice guesthouse. Well worth a stay. Very close to Nara Koen, about a 20 minute walk from the station. Would happily stay again. Definitely try the brekfast!!


Very friendly owner who made a delicious japanese breakfast. Great for a quick overnight trip to Nars

  • 20th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The breakfast was delicious and value for money only for 300 yen. The owner also speaks english well and is a nice lady. If you looking for a nice and quiet place to stay but close to tourist attraction in nara, I recommend you to stay at this hostel.


Miss Junko, the lady owner is very kind and accommodating. You will definitely feel at home when you stay here. The breakfast that she prepare was amazing, i love them very much because it is fresh from her garden and organic. My best breakfast meal in Japan. Good location where i wanted to go for the sightseeing. i enjoyed the Japanese hot bath every night during my stay in the guesthouse. I am happy that I made the right decision in choosing guesthouse Tamura.

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