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

Head of City Government

Mr. Tadahiko Kameda, Mayor
Assumed the mayoralty in November 2019 (second term)




39.56 km2 (2023)


119,607 (as of April 1st,2023)
Men: 56,806 Women: 62,801


JPY379billion (FY2019)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographical features

Kashihara city is roughly located on Nara prefecture and the ups and downs are not much as a whole. Asuka river runs through central part of city, and Soga river runs through western part. With regards to railway network, JR and Kintetsu Line intersect individually. Regarding road network, there are 4 national roads in the city. So, Kashihara city is connected directly with Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya and Kansai International Airport.

Main industries

Medical industry; Food manufacturing industry; General construction business; Food and beverage retail business; Chemical industry



City tree: Oak
City flower: Common gardenia

Number of visitors

Total4,846,000 (2022)

Official website

Sources:Information provided by Kashihara City (including the official website);  2023 National State and City Area Survey(Geospatial Information Authority of Japan); 2019 Nara Prefecture inhabitants’ economic calculation

(As of March, 2024)