Nagoya is 40min. from Kyoto, 1h from Osaka, 2h from Tokyo by bullet train.
My place is 40-45 minutes directly from Nagoya station by Meitestu train. 3 min. walk from Fuki station. Here is calm and comfortable, safe area. There are many good food especially fresh fish!
*There is another way to use JR line, so please ask me if you want to use JR pass!