I Love Katano

Discover Katano 交野の歩き方 since 2012

I Love Katano - Discover Katano 交野の歩き方 since 2012




Thank you for coming to I Love Katano.

This is a private website to root for Katano City (Osaka, Japan). This website will introduce Katano City’s history, culture, latest events, and popular spots. I hope you enjoy them and have the interests in Katano City.

Although Katano City is an obscure city for even many Japanese as well as foreign travelers who visit Japan, it has a variety of original events and spots. I would like you to experience a quaint countryside of Japan in Katano City.

If interesting, please visit Katano City and discover something new.

I would be happy if this website is helpful for your travel to Japan.


New Upload

New Disaster Prevention Manual Uploaded on Katano’s Disaster Prevention Manual page

Natural Disasters in Katano revised edition 2014

Natural Disasters in Katano revised edition 2014

A new revised disaster prevention manual for foreign residents of Katano; “Natural Disasters in Katano revised edition 2014″ has been completed. A new page about Emergency Warning System has been added to the manual. It would be happy if the revised manual is helpful to learn natural disasters in Katano.

To read the revised manual, please click here.


Katano’s Latest News

Let’s Enjoy Canadian Jazz on May 23rd


CCI (Collingwood Collegiate Institute) student jazz band will show their music performance at Katano Yuyu Centre on May 23rd. Collingwood is a Canadian city that has a sister city agreement with Katano. The two cities have deepened their relationship through various interactions, hitherto.

This year, 17 students and 4 guardians from Collingwood will stay in Katano for four days. While in Katano, they will challenge Japanese culture and visit Katano City Council and an elementary school.

Their music performance must develop a further friendship between the two cities.

CCI Jazz Concert

Date & Time: May 23rd  17:00p.m.~

Venue: Katano Yuyu Centre (5-1 Amanogaharacho 5 Chome Katano City, tel. 072-893-6400) Katano Yuyu Centre (Google Map)

Fee: Free

Host: Katano International Friendship Association (KIFA)

Co-hosts: Consulate of Canada, Katano Culture Association, Katano Rotary Club

For further information about CCI Jazz Concert, please call Katano International Friendship Association (072-894-1113).


The Official Blog of Amanogawa Tanabata Festival 2015


Katano’s biggest summer festival named Amanogawa Tanabata Festival will be held on July 25th. To provide up to date information of the summer festival, Katano Tourist Information Office has started an official blog. It contains some English pages. Therfore, you can learn details of the summer festival and the relationship of Katano and the tale of Tanabata through the official blog.


Let’s access now!!


To read past events and news, please go to the Past News Page.



I owe many thanks to the Minna no Katsuryoku Ka of Katano City Council, Katano City Foundation for Cultural Properties, archivists of Katano City Museum of History and Folklore, librarians of Katano City Library, Katano International Friendship Association, and my friends. They helped me to make this website.