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 (second term)





33.72 km2 (2019)


37,794 (as of May 1,2023)
Men: 18,168   Women: 19,626


Nominal: JPY 109billion (FY2019)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographical features

Katsuragi City is located in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture and has plains spreading towards to the east and contains the mountain ranges that extend from Mt. Nijō to Mt. Katsuragi.
Katsuragi City is linked by train (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line, Kintetsu Gose Line, JR Wakayama Line) with Kyoto and Osaka and is approx. 30 minutes away from Osaka city, or approx. 60 minutes away from Kansai International Airport.
It is 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,sake brewing


Specialty products

Twin-flowered chrysanthemum, scallions, sake



City flower: Chrysanthemum,peony
City tree: Ichiigashi, camphor tree
City bird: Bush warbler

Number of visitors

Total 1,080,000(2022)

Official website

Sources: Official website of Katsuragi City, data provided by Katsuragi City,etc...

(As of March, 2024)