Kameoka, Kyoto


Top left: A sightseeing train at Sagano Sightseeing Line, Top right: Kameoka Castle site, Middle left: Hozu Valley, Middle right:Kameoka Izumo Shrine, Bottom: A sightseeing boat at Hozu Valley


Location of Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°1′N 135°34′E / 35.017°N 135.567°E / 35.017; 135.567Coordinates: 35°1′N 135°34′E / 35.017°N 135.567°E / 35.017; 135.567
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
  Mayor Takahiro Katsuragawa
  Total 224.80 km2 (86.80 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2015)
  Total 89,479
  Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
  Tree Sakura
  Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 8 Yasumachi Nonogami, Kameoka-shi, Kyōto-fu
Website www.city.kameoka.kyoto.jp

Kameoka (亀岡市 Kameoka-shi) is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 89,479, with 33,915 households and a population density of 398 persons per km². The total area is 224.80 km².

Kameoka City Hall
Anaoji in Kameoka


Kameoka abuts Kyoto to the east and is located to the north of Osaka. It is on the border line between former Tanba and Yamashiro providences. Together with Nantan city, the region is known as Southern Tanba, Kuchitan or Nanatan. For centuries, Kameoka served as a key transportation point to connect San'in region and Tanba providence with Kyoto. Today, the city serves as one of the fastest growing suburbs of Metro Kyoto, and Metro Osaka.

Kameoka is notable as the launch point for Hozugawa Kudari, a boat ride down the Hozu River. It is also the location of Anaoji Temple, one of the 21 temples in western Japan authorized to issue amulets in the name of the Boddhisattva Kannon.[1]


Historically, the area served as a farming community for Kyoto, Japan's former capital. For centuries, area farmers provided ingredients used for traditional Japanese food served in Kyoto including chestnuts, black beans, azuki, rice, matsutake, yams, and daikon. In addition, farmers in the city provide beef, chicken and ayu (also known as sweetfish).

In the past, Kameoka was known as Kameyama and served as the provincial capital for Tamba province.

Notable people from Kameoka

Lords of Kameoka

Sister cities

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