Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Tenri City

Head of City Government

Mr. Ken Namikawa, Mayor
Assumed the mayoralty in October 2017 (second term)




86.42 km2(2014)


64,705 (as of April 2019)
Men:31,691 Women: 33,014


JPY 201.4 billion (FY2015)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographical Features

Located in the north-central part of Nara Prefecture and the east- central part of the Nara Basin. The Meihan National Highway, which connects the Hanshin Area with Chukyo, and the Nishi Meihan Expressway run through the northernmost part of the city. To the south is the Keinawa Expressway, which runs toward Wakayama. In addition, with the JR Manyo Mahoroba line, which runs from north to south and the Kintetsu line, which runs west, Tenri is a key hub of transportation.

Main Industries

Manufacturing industry (Electronic parts、Foamed plastics)
Agriculture (Strawberries, Tomatoes, Spinach)

Special Products

Wooden religious objects, Local brewing, Sliding door handles, Flower charcoal, Mosquito netting


City tree: Gingko
City flower: Japanese plum

Number of Visitors

Total 2,222,000 (2018)

Official website

Sources: Information provided by Tenri City (including the official website) ; Official website of Nara Prefecture; 2018 Nara Prefecture Directory of Municipalities

(As of May, 2019)