Strolling in Imaicho: Must-See Local Secrets

Step back in time and explore this perfectly preserved Edo era town. Arranged in a grid pattern, it is compact and easy to navigate.

Imaicho Town

Imaicho is one of Nara's best kept secrets, full of original shops, galleries and restored merchant houses. | History & Culture | Imaicho


Behind the traditional, understated facade, this small restaurant serves fantastic soba and tempura. | Noodles | Imaicho

Cafe Hackberry

This restored machiya is now a groovy cafe with great cakes and hidden corners for lounging. | Japanese Cafes | Imaicho

Kawai Shuzo

Visit this family-run sake brewery for generous free tastings and friendly service. | Activities & Experiences | Imaicho

Imai Townscape Preservation Center

This beautiful old house is free to enter and is popular with fans of the TV drama “Asa ga Kita”, which was filmed here. | History & Culture | Imaicho

Imai Machinami Exchange Center Hanairaka

Tourist information, exhibitions and comfortable rest areas make this a good place to start your exploration of Imaicho. | History & Culture | Imaicho

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