Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated about 220 miles (354 kilometers) to the east of Nabari, while Osaka is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west.
While you are in Nabari, make sure you spend some time at the Remains of Natsumihaiji Temple.
When it comes to getting the most from your travels, it's worth remembering that Nabari is merely the beginning; Mie has been blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful places to visit. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Kashihara, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Seika 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Nabari, visit the nearest center. Iga is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away and features sights like Hogon-ji Temple, Omura Shrine and Aoyama Northern Park. Ueno Castle, Kagiya no Tsuji Park and Haiseiden are also good to visit.
Whether you're taking the common tourist route or taking the path less trodden, knowing a few key Japanese phrases will help smooth out your journey. A great example of a handy Japanese sentence is "Isshoni odorimasenka?" (Would you like to dance with me?). "Where's the toilet?" is also useful, so try getting your mouth around "Benjo wa doko desu ka?"
At the end of your holiday in Mie, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Sayōnara" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with memories and momentos that are yours to keep forever.