Many tourists never see Naramachi, a lovely area of old Nara with narrow lanes and traditional wooden homes and shops. This restaurant, with a wood-slat façade and an entrance through a tiny courtyard, occupies a 200-some-year-old house of ocher-colored walls, with dining on tatami with a view of a garden. For lunch, only one seasonal bento is served, the creation of chef-owner Nakagawa-san. My bento included an aperitif wine, light tofu flavored with sesame, soup, rice, pickled vegetables, tempura, and various exquisitely prepared bite-size morsels of shrimp, chicken, potatoes wrapped in bacon, and scallops. Kaiseki is available for dinner (make reservations at least one day in advance).