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Nagaokakyo City is located in between Kyoto and Osaka. Nagaokakyo City is bordered to the north by Muko City and Kyoto City, to the east by Kyoto City, to the South by Oyamazaki Town, and to the west by Osaka Prefecture.

Nagaokakyo City offers excellent transportation convenience. Hankyu Railways runs through the central area of the city and the eastern area of the city is connected by the JR Kyoto Line and the Tokaido Shinkansen. The city is close to the Oyamazaki JCT/IC on the No. 2 Kyoto Outer Loop Expressway to connect to the Meishin Expressway and National Highway Route 171. Sixty percent of city land is flat residential land and the remainder is covered by the West Mountains, which are known for bamboo shoots cultivation.

Named Nagaokakyo after the ancient capital that came to power in the year 784, today the city is known as a town that has achieved a balance of vast natural and historical resources with advanced industry. In addition to a tourism information center and sightseeing spots such as Hachijogaike Fureai Kaiyu no Michi (Hachijogaike Pond Nature Path), the city has setup signs providing information on historical walking paths at major tourism sites.



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