Awa Naramachi Restaurant (Restaurant)

The owner feels that as one of the main restaurants in the popular sightseeing area of Naramachi, it is their mission to offer and cook with authentic Nara-produced products. In addition to Yamato vegetables, he also uses Yamato beef, sake from local breweries, and various seasonal products specific to the Nara region.

* Image: Awa Dinner course with Yamato beef and vegetables
One example of a seasonal dessert: Kotoka strawberries and a mousse of sake kasu. (Available in season)
The tea served is of course Yamato tea. This may be combined with a delicious tasting local sake of your preference.

Location
1 Shonamicho, Nara City, Nara
Map
Phone number
+81-742-24-5699
Business hours
Business hours: Lunch from 11:30 - 15:00 (doors close at 13:30, last order at 14:00)
Dinner from 17:30 - 22:00 (doors close at 20:00, last order at 21:00)
* Reservations required
Regular holiday
Tuesday
URL
https://www.kiyosumi.jp/naramachiten

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Nara Sweets Craftsman Nakanishi Yosaburo (Nara Sweets)

The everyday lives of the people of Nara is most prominently experienced in Naramachi. As the fourth generation of this traditional sweets store, Mr. Katsuyuki Nakanishi, believes it is his mission to protect the traditional townscape of this area, and he engages in town revitalization projects.
He refurbished the old townhouse in which his store is located, and built a beautiful teahouse with a splendid view of the garden. He repurposed parts of the townhouse as gallery spaces. These inspired ideas provide comfort for his customers and make for an enjoyable visit.
Nakanishi-san includes the flavours of Nara culture within his products, including traditional ingredients such as Yamato tea and Kotoka strawberries in order to create truly authentic items.

(Images: left to right) Silky Habutae strawberries, Naramachi dango steamed buns. Habutae strawberries are available between December and May. Saka Manju buns can be obtained between January and March.

Location
23 Wakidocho, Nara-shi, Nara
Map
Phone number
TEL/FAX:+81-742-24-3048
Business hours
9:30 - 18:00
* Sweets-making workshop, reservations required. Yen 2,160. (Duration approx. 60 minutes, maximum 16 people per session) Available dates for each month are announced on the homepage.
Regular holiday
irregular holidays 
URL
http://www.naramachi.jp/

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Toyosawa Sake Brewery (Narazake shop)

The brewery continues its tradition of hand-crafting, with a focus on high-grade sake made purely from rice. Their products are characterized by their clear, pleasant flavor.

Location
405,Imaichicho,Nara-shi,Nara
Map
Phone number
TEL +81-742-61-7636 FAX +81-742-61-7658
Business hours
8am - 5pm
Brewery visits: 10:30am, 3:30pm
Reservation only (from 1 to 4 persons, February, March and October only) Free of charge, with free gift.
* Brewery visits are also available on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Regular holiday
Closed, Sat., Sun. Holidays
URL
http://www.nara-toyosawa.jp/sp/

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Kuramoto-Shuzou (Narazake shop)

Founded in 1872, the brewery uses underground water from the wells in the nearby mountain and home-grown sake rice.
Each and every one of their sakes are flavorful and brewed by hand, including their signature “Kingaku.”

Location
2501, Tsuge Hayamacho, Nara-shi,
Map
Phone number
+81-743-82-0008
Business hours
8:00-18:00
* Should you wish to visit the farm, please make an inquiry by phone in advance. +81-743-82-0008
Regular holiday
Irregular

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Nishida-Shuzou (Narazake shop)

This brewery makes their sake in the coldest part of Nara prefecture. Their trademarked brand “Morohaku,” which takes its name from the primeval Narazake, has a light, delicate flavor.

Location
188, Tsuge Tomodacho, Nara-shi, Nara, 632-0246, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-743-82-0010
Business hours
9:00-17:00
Regular holiday
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, public holidays
URL
http://www.morohaku.net/

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Yagi-Shuzou (Narazake shop)

As one would expect from a traditional liquor store, the interior is lined with products ranging from various kinds of sake - of course including 'Shohei' - as well as shochu and liqueurs. Spending time in this environment, perhaps while tasting their 'Tsukigase plum liqueur' - with its beautifully designed label with the motif of Japanese playing cards - you may start to feel transported back in time.

Location
915, Takabatakecho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8301, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-26-2300
Business hours
9:00-17:00
Brewery tours are available on reservation (maximum of 20 people), and are free of charge. Please inquire about availability by phone, prior to your visit.
Regular holiday
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and over New Year
URL
http://sho-hei.cool.coocan.jp/

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S.IMANISHI Co.,Ltd. (Narazake shop)

In the past, this building was partially used for the brewery of sake. Here, it is possible to enjoy several varieties of sake for the price of only one 500 yen coin, making it a place favored by tourists. For those who can't take alcohol, the store has an offering of sweets made with “Harushika‘ sake. Moreover, during February it is possible to (on appointment) take a tour of the factory on Saturdays and Sundays, and learn about the process of sake brewery.

Location
24-1 Fukuchi-in cho, Nara
Map
Phone number
+81-742-23-2255
Business hours
8:15 - 17:15
* Tasting: JPY 500 per person, available during business hours.
Factory tour: February, Saturdays and Sundays afternoon only.
JPY 500 per person (reservation required, min. 2 persons, max. 50 persons per day)
URL
http://www.harushika.com/

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Shubo Kuranoma (Bar and Dining)

This dining bar offers local delicacies with a delectable selection of local sake and other drinks.
Enjoy seared Yamato beef with homemade pork miso and other exquisite cuisine in the rustic atmosphere of a 140-year-old former warehouse building.

Location
Edogawanaramachinai, 43, Shimomikadocho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8365, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-20-4400
Business hours
17:00~22:00 (Last order 21:00)
Regular holiday
Year-end and New Year holidays

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Naraizumiyuusai (Narazake shop)

This shop deals in a selected variety of local sake. The shop carries over 120 brands from 29 Nara-based breweries. Visitors can taste test the sake (fee required) at a bar inside the shop. Find your favorite Narazake at this popular spot.

Location
22, Nishiterabayashicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8372, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-26-6078
Business hours
11:00~20:00
Regular holiday
Thursday (Holiday is open)
URL
http://www.naraizumi.jp/

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Mahoroba Daibutsu-Pudding Purinnomori-Café (Cafe)

This shop is famous for its unique name and the nostalgic, tender flavor of their puddings. The wide variety includes Sake, Yamato tea, and other Nara specialties, in addition to the standard custard flavor. The main shop, sporting a pudding-like appearance, has a café where you can enjoy the sweets right on the spot!

Location
1073, Narazakacho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8104, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-23-7515
Business hours
11:30~17:30 (Last order 17:00)
Regular holiday
Irregular
URL
http://www.daibutsu-purin.com/

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Allez!! Le Trèfle (Winebar)

This wine bar has a large selection of 40 to 60 Japanese wines to provide and promote the opportunity to experience new, delectable wines. The meals are designed to go well with wine. The menu includes creative dishes that use fresh seasonal ingredients and Nara-made sake lees. With counter seating only, wine and dine in a cozy atmosphere late into the night.

Location
32-5, Kitafukurocho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8262, Japan
Map
Phone number
+81-742-20-0660
Business hours
15:00~24:00(Last order 23:00)
Regular holiday
Wednesday & Irregular
URL
https://ja-jp.facebook.com/AllezLeTrefle2014

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