Nara is one of the popular tourist destinations in Japan, famous for the great Buddha, lovely deer and extensive destinations of Kyoto and Osaka. It’s only a 1 hour train ride from JR Nara station to JR Kyoto station, thus, when you can’t find an affordable accommodation in Kyoto itself, this could be a wiser option. You can enjoy the scenery from the window, so one hour just passes by for sure!
The hotels in the convenient areas in Nara are usually slightly costly, especially when they are within walking distance from the JR Nara station. This apartment is perfect for those who are looking for a simple accommodation at a cheap price! Hosted by Go, this Airbnb site is just 5 minutes from JR Nara station in an apartment called Stale Nara. The small 1K type room comes with free WiFi as well as washing machines. To make things better, it is only 9 minutes from the renowned Todaiji Temple by bus! It is highly recommended for those traveling alone or in pairs.
Address: 5 minutes from JR Nara station (see map)
Price: from 53 USD
A former Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) was reformed into Guest House Route 53, today a popular Airbnb site around Nara. It is slightly further than the former site and is 15 minutes from JR Nara station by foot, but that also means it is quieter and more serene. A shared kitchen is available as well as WiFi, and it is perfect for those traveling in pairs.
Guest House Route 53
Address: 15 minute walk from JR Nara station (see map)
Price: from 48 USD
A double bed is available at this Airbnb site, which is about 8 minutes from JR Nara station by foot. A kitchen is available as well as a coin laundry, and free WiFi is available too. This room is also great for those who are traveling in pairs.
Address: 8 minute walk from JR Nara station (see map)
Price: from 85 USD
This Airbnb site is about 10 minutes from JR Nara station via foot and is perfect for those who are traveling in groups of up to 4. Free WiFi is available and it is also a very convenient place as there are supermarkets, convenience stores and coin laundries in the vicinity.
Address: 10 minutes from JR Nara station (see map)
Price: from 62 USD
Guesthouse Makura is located about 15 minutes from JR Nara station by foot. You will stay in a small private room of an old traditional Japanese style guesthouse. Free WiFi is available, and the toilet and showers are communal. It is recommended for pairs and also for those who are driving as free parking is available.
Private Room Guesthouse Makura
Address: 15 minute walk from JR station (see map)
Price: from 60 USD
This Airbnb, located just 6 minutes from Saidaiji station, is great for those who are looking for a cheaper accommodation. Saidaiji is by no means inconvenient and is in-fact just 5 minutes from Nara station by train. Furthermore, a Kintetsu department store and AEON supermarket are also located in the vicinity of this Airbnb site. It is highly recommended for those traveling in pairs.
Address: 6 minute walk from Saidaiji station (see map)
Price: from 36 USD
Organic Farmhouse Tomaryanse is located about 10 minutes from Asuka station by foot. Located in a quiet rural area of Japan, this place is highly recommended for those traveling alone or in pairs and who love to witness Japan’s unique scenery. You may be able to experience what farming is like if the timing matches. Dinner and breakfast is also available at just 2000 JPY (18 USD) and 500 JPY (5 USD) respectively.
Organic Farmhouse Tomaryanse
Address: 10 minute walk from Asuka station (see map)
Price: from 72 USD
Guesthouse Kotone is located just 5 minutes from Kintetsu Ouji station by foot. A fully equipped kitchen as well as a living room and tourist information is available at the guesthouse, making it great for those who are unsure about their travel plans. The shower and toilet facilities are shared. This guesthouse is highly recommended for those who are traveling in groups of up to 4. To make things better, it is very convenient from both Nara and Osaka as it is only about 20 minutes from both stations by train.
Address: 5 minute walk from Kintetsu Ouji station (see map)
Price: from 52 USD
Convenient, cheap and comfortable!
These amazing Airbnb sites all come at extremely affordable prices, especially for a popular place like Nara. Make sure you check them out when planning your trip to Japan! Sometimes, it’s not easy to find an affordable accommodation in Kyoto. So considering Nara, where you can reach JR Kyoto station in an hour’s time easily, would be a wiser option!
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