Takatsuki

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Takatsuki

高槻市
JR Takatsuki Station and Actamore
JR Takatsuki Station and Actamore
Flag of Takatsuki
Flag
Official seal of Takatsuki
Emblem
Location of Takatsuki in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Takatsuki in Osaka Prefecture
Takatsuki is located in Japan
Takatsuki
Takatsuki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′N 135°37′E / 34.850°N 135.617°E / 34.850; 135.617Coordinates: 34°51′N 135°37′E / 34.850°N 135.617°E / 34.850; 135.617
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTsutomu Okumoto
Area
 • Total105.31 km2 (40.66 sq mi)
Population
(January 2010)
 • Total350,914
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeZelkova serrata
 • FlowerDeutzia
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address2-1 Tōen-chō, Takatsuki-shi, Ōsaka-fu
569-0067
Websitewww.city.takatsuki.osaka.jp

Takatsuki (高槻市, Takatsuki-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2016, the city had an estimated population of 350,914 and a population density of 3,300 persons per km². The total area is 105.31 km².

The city was founded on January 1, 1943, and is almost directly between Kyoto and Osaka. Due to the convenience of being 13–15 minutes from Kyoto and Osaka by train respectively, the city has developed exponentially during the past recent 20 years. It is a commuter town, with people commuting to Kyoto and Osaka.

Points of interest[edit]

Takatsuki Downtown and Hokusetsu Mountains view

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Takatsuki-shi is serviced by two train lines: JR (Japan Railway Company) and Hankyu. Many people prefer to ride on the JR line, due to the JR's cheaper fares and slightly more frequent service. When the JR Fukuchiyama Line crashed and caused 108 casualties in 2005, the number of people using JR dropped compared to Hankyu but has recovered since. Takatsuki is one of the larger suburban cities outlying central Osaka, so almost every train stops at this station.

The Sakaisuji Line terminates at the Takatsuki-shi Station, while it sometimes comes from the Kawaramachi Station.

Roads[edit]

  • Route 170
  • Route 171

Sister and Friendship cities[edit]

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