A few maps showing Nara and Kawakami/Yoshino relative to the rest of Japan:
Nara Prefecture (above).
Nara prefecture with the Kawakami area shaded in a deeper green. The cities of Osaka and Kyoto are just about an hour train ride from Nara city.
The flag of Nara. Each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has its own symbol/flag and most of them resemble insignia from the Star Wars series.
and Sento-kun, Nara’s strange monkboydeer mascot. (No relation to manbearpig)