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

Head of Town Government

Mr.Tatsuaki Sugimoto, Mayor
Assumed mayoralty Shimoichi Town
(third term) in November 2012




61.99 km2


4,679 (as of April 2023) 

Upper-tier government

Nara Prefecture

Geographic features

The town is located in approximately the center of Nara Prefecture to the northwest of Yoshino County that occupies the southern half of the prefecture.
Eighty percent of the town is forest, and there is a lot of precipitous topography.
The urban area is formed in the low-lying area along the Akinogawa River in the center and the Yoshinogawa River to the north. There are small settlements scattered about the hillsides and valleys along the Nyugawa River

Main industries

forestry, agriculture, woodwork


Town tree: Japanese cedar
Town flower: Portulaca grandiflora

Number of visitors

99,202 (2009)

Official website

Sources: Official Website of Shimoichi Town

                                                                                                                      (As of March, 2024)