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

Head of City Government

Mr.Kazuhiko Ako,Mayor
Assumed the Mayor in October 2016 (first term)





33.72 km2 (2018)


37,329 (as of May 1,2019)
Men: 17,926 Women: 19,403


Nominal: JPY 124 billion (FY2014)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographical features

Katsuragi City is located in the northwestern part of Nara prefecture and composed of eastern plain areas and mountains such as Mt. Nijyo (Nijyozan) and Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragisan).
Linked by train (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, Kintetsu Gose Line, JR Wakayama Line) with Kyoto and Osaka, approx. 30 minutes from Osaka city, or approx. 60 minutes from Kansai International Airport.
Also, approx.15 minutes by car from Osaka- Matsubara JCT (Nishi-Meihan Expressway) to the nearest Katsuragi IC (Minami-Hanna Road).

Main industries

Floriculture,Agriculture,Brewing of Sake,


City Flower: Chrysanthemum,Peony
City Tree: Ichiigashi, Camphor tree
City bird: Bush warbler

Number of visitors

Total 1,101,000 (2017)

Official website

Sources: Official website of Katsuragi city, Data provided by Katsuragi city,etc.

(As of May, 2019)