1-3. Overview of Kameoka City 1-3-1. Location, size and accessibility Kameoka City is located in the central region of Kyoto Prefecture. It shares the east borderline with Kyoto City, a capital of Kyoto Prefecture, and south and west borderlines with Osaka prefecture. The size of the land area of the city is 224.90 square kilometer.
Miyama is also known for its wealth of outdoor activities, including sweetfish fishing and hiking along the Yura River. A walking trail leads along the river for about two kilometers from the Kayabuki no Sato to the Shizen Bunkamura Kajikaso, a nature center and accommodation.
Kameoka Peace Festival Hozugawa River Fireworks is popular for a specially selected type of the firework called “Tokusen-dama”, which is very rare to be seen. About 7,000 fireworks will be set off and more than 100 street stalls will offer many kinds of foods and entertainments.
Photo courtesy of: Kameoka City Tourism Association. Nango Park is located only five minutes away from JR Kameoka Station. There are around 50 cherry blossom trees along the remaining hori (moat, *1) of the former Kameyama Castle, which was built under the warlord Mitsuhide Akechi in 1577.