Welcome to Kato City

Town of “Yamada Nishiki”

Speaking of liquor rice, “Yamada Nishiki ” comes first.
Yamada Nishiki is renowned for being the king of liquor rice.
Kato City is famous as its birthplace and possesses special area “A” most suitable for its cultivation, and the rice is cultivated throughout the city, the harvested rice has gained a high reputation for its quality.
It is loved by the sake brewing companies as well as sake fans nationwide, and the number of overseas fans has been increasing these days.

Yamada Nishiki

Paradise for Golfers

As there are 16 golf courses in Kato City, many golf fans visit our city regularly even from other prefectures.

  • WEST ONE’S COUNTRY CLUB
  • ABC GOLF CLUB
  • SunRoyal Golf Club
  • ZEN COUNTRY CLUB
  • TAKAMUROIKE GOLF CLUB
  • TAKINO COUNTRY CLUB Geihinkan Course
  • TOJOKO COUNTRY CLUB
  • TOJO GOLF CLUB
  • (TOKYU)GRAND OAK GOLF CLUB
  • Tojo No Mori Country Club
  • TOJO PINEVALLEY GOLF CLUB
  • Madame.J Golf Club
  • YASHIRO COUNTRY CLUB
  • YASHIRO TOJO GOLF CLUB
  • Lake Swan Country Club
  • YOKAWA ROYAL GOLF CLUB

City with the 25th temple of Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage

Kiyomizu-dera, the 25th temple of Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage is located in the Kiyomizu Tojoko Tachikui Prefectural Natural Park. You can enjoy a large panorama overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, Awaji Island, and Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge from the precincts. Many people visit this place throughout the year to enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, rhododendrons, hydrangea, and illuminated colored leaves in fall.

Kiyomizu-dera

City with a national treasure

Chokoji: a temple stands in tranquility. A legend goes that the temple was opened around 651 (the 2nd year of Hakuchi Emperor Koutoku) by Houzou Senninn (hermit). The main hall is a national treasure (designated in 1954), and the bell tower is an important cultural property.

Chokoji

City with Forests and Lake

Tojo Lake changes its expression every season.
It is an artificial lake born by the construction of the Kamogawa Dam for irrigation in 1951. You can enjoy leisure boats, excursion boats, and fishing, etc.
You can also study the ecosystem of the lake at the aquarium “Aqua Tojo”.
And the neighboring theme park of toys “Tojo Lake Toy Kingdom”is crowded with visitors every day with various events.

Tojo Lake

Cycling-Friendly City

Kato City is surrounded by rich nature.
It is an ideal location to feel the passage of the seasons with the skin. Cycling is best to enjoy the true pleasure of it and cycling fans from everywhere in Japan visit our city. A bicycle stand is prepared at each resting point in the city.

アクセス

Office: Inside Takino Nigiwai Plaza
4028 Koutaka, Kato City, Hyogo 679-0221

by Train

from Kobe

【JR Kobe Line】

SannomiyaKakogawa

【JR Kakogawa Line】

KakogawaYashiro cho(70min)

from Himeji

【JR Kobe Line】

Himeji Kakogawa

【JR Kakogawa Line】

KakogawaYashiro cho(50min)

from Osaka

【JR Fukuchiyama Line】【Shinki Bus】

OsakaSanda(40min)SandaYashiro(60min)

by Buss

from Osaka

About 80 minutes by Chugoku Highway Bus from Osaka Station.

【Chugoku Highway Bus】

OsakaTakinoyashiro I.C.(80min)

from Kobe

【Express bus】

SannomiyaTakinoyashiro I.C.(60min)
SannomiyaTojo(50min)

【Shinki Bus】

SannomiyaYashiro(80min)

from Himeji

【Shinki Bus】

HimejiYashiro(60min)
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