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Perfect. Don't stay anywhere else in Nara and definitely get the breakfast. 10/10
Tamura is in a great location for walking to many of the sights/sites in Nara. Junko's breakfast (a small fee) was delicious and the house spotless. She went out of her way to answer questions and provide information. Two reasons I didn't give top marks. First, there was no way to lock the rooms when you were not in them. I always felt comfortable and safe, but... Second, the non-dorm rooms have futons, not beds, which we were unaware of. Very uncomfortable for those with any physical ailments.
Jenko and Tad were very kind and helpful! I enjoyed staying here; it was very convenient to get to the park, and so near food and other attractions of Nara (5 story pagoda, etc). The breakfast is very affordable and delicious!! It was simple and consisted of a variety of vegetables, rice and miso, while I was there. I would definitely stay again
We only stayed one night but were made to feel very welcome, great location to park and fantastic value breakfast- definitely worth having. So much thought into small details and lots of complimentary products- wifi didn't work in our room but this was no issue.
Great little place to stay in while exploring Nara. Welcoming hosts with a lot of knowledge on what to do and see. Bicycles for hire, and you can have a delicious breakfast cooked for you the next morning while chatting with other guests. Very relaxing atmosphere.
The husband and wife who run this hostel are very kind and helpful. They also offer a Japanese breakfast for 300 yen which is great because there aren't many breakfast options. The facilities were clean and nice although the room itself was a bit small for 3 people and their luggage. There were also no lockers in the room but there is a small security deposit box in the room. The door to the room did not lock.
Nice guesthouse which feels almost like a homestay. Very friendly, english speaking owner who knows Nara like the back of her hand. Some other guests have complained about the humidity but although it was a humid outside during my stay I cannot say the humidity in the hostel inconvenienced me. I noticed an air vent in the dorm which might have been installed following the complaints. great location although a bit hard to find. Even after having been there twice i managed to walk past the street.
It was so nice being in more of a home than a hostel! The breakfast was only 300 yen and was DELICIOUS, and while the place is small, it's so cozy. I really enjoyed my stay, especially the free tea and coffee!!
A really nice place to stay in Nara. Very well situated, very welcoming and helpful staff. I enjoyed the japanese-style breakfast.
As said in another review, i can confirm that this is not a hostel, it is a home :) nuff said
This was a really nice comfortable guesthouse. The lady who owns it was friendly and kind. It is about a 10/15 min walk from the station
Everything was perfect! Thanks for a very pleasant stay.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Small, friendly guesthouse in a quiet neighborhood close to Nara park. The guesthouse is inside a typical Japanese house were the owners live as well. In the morning we had a very nice Japanese breakfast. The owners provided us upon arrival with tourist information and informed us about activities in Nara during our stay.
This hostel isn´t really a hostel and isn´t realy a guest house too, IT IS A HOME HOUSE. With extremly friendly manager mrs. Junko and her hospitality, we felt like beeing home. Very clean, confortable, close to the attractions in very peacefull neighborhood. We are family with older children(16, 20) and we were all very sattisfied with everything in the Tamura house. Would go there again for shure.
I couldn't be more pleased and impressed with this little gem of a guesthouse, right by Nara Park! The lovely hosts were very friendly and even bothered to dry my shoes which had gotten wet in the rain. Beds are comfortable, shower and toilet facilities are excellent, as is the airconditioning. Just the best place to stay in Nara!
The word hostel does not do this location justice. It truly is a guesthouse and the owner provides a wonderful service through her advice for the area and the general facilities. The room we had felt very Japanesey with two futons, a tea set (with fresh hot water), among so many other niceties. We had a very pleasant night, and would recommend to others. Our only issue was that we spotted a lone cockroach on the wall. However this is probably more temperature related as the place was very clean.
Excellent hostel with very friendly owners! Everything was organized very well and if you decide to go there, I recommend you take the breakfast! Really good!
This was the most wonderful stay ever. The breakfasts are delicious, rooms comfortable, and the owner is lovely. Stay here for a very relaxing space to come back to after walking through Nara!! I cannot fault my stay here, it's perfect!
There was nothing I would change. Cute lil home-type hostel. Amazing location. I got lost but just head to Nara hotel and go though gates. Breakfast amazing with home grown produce. Honestly not sure what to fault