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

Dec. 21st A new page has been uploaded in “Katano Community Report“.

Natural Disasters in Katano revised edition 2014

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

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

Amanogawa Tanabata Festival Returned!

The 17th Amanogawa Tanabata Festival will come back to Katano’s summer in 2022. It is three years ago that the festival was held. In the festival, the candle illumination will embrace the event place at night. It looks like the Milky Way.

The festival starts at 15:30 on July 30th. The nearest station is Keihan Kisaichi Station.

Katano Japanese-English Travel Guidebook Now Available

A Katano Japanese-English travel guidebook titled “Katano Pilgrimage” is now available at Katano Tourist Association and Katano International Friendship Association. The guidebook introduces Katano from the three aspects; Tanabata, Big Stone, and Amanogawa River.

Katano’s Tap Water, Hoshi no Shizuku Kirari won Grand Gold Prize

Katano’s water named “Hoshi no Shizuku Kirari” won Grand Gold Prize in Monde Selection 2019 (Beer, Water, & Soft Drink Division).  This is the only tap water in Osaka, which is highly evaluated by an international food & drink quality organisation.

For further information about Hoshi no Shizuku Kirari, please 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.