About Katsuragi City
Katsuragi City started on October 1, 2004 as a combined city of Sinjyocho Town and Taimacho Town.
Katsuragi City is situated in the southwestern part of the Nara Basin, and in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture, covering an area of 33.73 square kilometers, with the population of 36,000. Blessed with a rich natural environment, it includes the mountainous area in the west, the mountains of Mt. Nijyo (Nijyosan), Mt. Iwahashi (Iwahashiyama) and Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragisan). The east side of Katsuragi City includes the commercial and residential areas with National Route 24 and the railway stations.
The climate is generally mild and is classified as an inland climate. The temperature change during the day is wide. It is hot in summer and cold in winter with little snow.
From ancient times all the mountains: Mt. Nijyo, Mt. Katsuragi, Mt. Kongo (Kongosan) have been called Mt. Katsuragi. The east side of these mountains including the River Katsuragi (Katsuragigawa) has been called the Katsuragi district. The city is rich in nature, history and culture with the advantage of being on the outskirts of Osaka city.
Katsuragi City has the Taimadera Temple, with eastern and western towers built in Nara and Heian periods, the Takenouchi Route which was the first national route in Japan, and an Imperial Mausoleum for Empress Iitoyo, who was the first empress of Japan. Plus, It is also the birthplace of sumo wrestling, one of Japan's national sports. Visit us in Katsuragi City, the city of rich nature and history.