Nara is situated in the center of Japan that is a vertically long archipelago stretching in a north-south direction next to the east end of Eurasia continent as a world map shows. Nara is the birthplace of Japanese history. Nara was called Yamato in ancient times and it was the region where the oldest Japanese literature began.
In 710, the ancient capital of Yamato was moved to Nara. After that, Nara became a cultural hub of Japan as the endpoint of the Silk Road and received many things and ideas from Europe and Asia. After importing Buddhism and other cultural assets from China and the Korean peninsula, Japan developed a unique culture.
Nara is a city with a population of 1.4 million, attracting many tourists. In Nara, a lot of tourist assets that came from Japan's history and culture are scattered all around. Nara is within easy access of the other big cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, so you can arrange your journey in various ways. (see also)
Tempura and Soba Noodles Served on a Zaru Basket