• Ama no Gawa Tanabata Festival 2015

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

Jul. 1st A new page titled “Katano’s Summer Event Information” has been uploaded. The page is listing summer event schedules in Katano.

Mar. 11th The new page, Katano Economic Report, has uploaded a new company report. The Report File No.2 is Yamano Shuzo Ltd.

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

Katano City Museum’s New Exhibition: The Sengoku Period in Katano

Katano in the Sengoku Period

Katano City Museum of History and Folklore kicked off a new exhibition titled “the Sengoku Period in Katano” from July 15th.

The Sengoku Period means the Japanese civil war period from the end of 15th century to the beginning of 17th century. The period is one of crucial turning points in Japanese history.

The exhibition displays the cultural properties and photos relating to the Katano’s Sengoku Period. Particularly, a photo of a helmet used by Nagakatsu Ichihashi who is the fuedal lord in Hoshida is displayed in Katano City Museum for the first time.

Furthermore, two outstanding scholars studying the history of Kita-kawachi Area will talk about the Sengoku Period on August 11th.

The exhibition opens until October 2nd.


Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival 2016


One of the biggest summer festivals in Katano is held on July 30th. Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival welcomes your coming at Keihan Kisaichi Station, the Botanical Garden of Osaka City University, Mizube Plaza, and Hoshi no Sato Iwafune.

In the festival, various events such as story-telling show and candle illumination are held in the four festival places. Particularly, the candle illumination embraces the festival with an air of fantasy. Of course, food & drink stands using Katano’s local produces will open. July 3oth must be a unforgettable day for you.

Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival starts from 15:00p.m.

If July 30th be rain, the festival will be postponed on July 31st.

The nearest station is Keihan Kisaichi Station.

For further details of how to get to Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival, have a look at Google Map (Click Here).


Let’s Enjoy Holiday in Katano with Katano Gelato

Katano Jelato

Katano Merchant Association (Katano Shogyo Rengokai) has produced new Italian ice cream called “Katano Gelato”.

To collaborate with local companies and farmers, Katano’s local foods are used as an ingredient. For example, Yamano Shuzo’s Sake lees flavour, Mr. Masui’s lemon flavour, and Mr. Hoshino’s kiwi fruit flavour are sold at several shops and restaurants in Katano. Furthermore, new flavours using Katano’s local produces will be appeared in the shops and restaurants consecutively.

Katano Gelato is the best ice cream that can satisfy you.

The Social Security and Tax Number System


The Social Security and Tax Number System starts from October 1st 2015. In this system, your 12-digit individual number is determined on October 5th and is informed to you by a paper notification.

For further information about the Social Security and Tax Number System, a new page has been opened (Click Here).



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.