History buffs will love staying at Naramachi. A converted soy sauce factory and cultural property of Nara, Naramachi was newly renovated and opened in 2016 as a hostel and restaurant. The traditional interior has been largely preserved, and parts of the soy sauce factory are still intact for guests to enjoy, but the facilities are thoroughly modern. Don’t forget to check out their bar after the sun goes down. Designed with a speakeasy in mind, they offer bar snacks and cocktails made with Japanese liquors.