Suppose I’ve convinced you in the last bit, and you’re now in Nara. Wonderful, I’m glad you could make it. Why don’t we go through some of the attractions together? Only some, because it’s a massive list, but this should give you an idea.
Quite possibly the most common conversation I have with friends and family planning trips through Japan (right after ‘please base as few assumptions on cartoons as possible), is that they shouldn’t give Nara a visit, instead of a total focus on Kyoto.
The five prefectures at the western tip of Honshu-Tottori, Shimane, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Yamaguchi-are collectively known as the Chugoku Region, and Tottori is the northernmost, and easternmost, of those five.