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Sasayama, Hyōgo

Sasayama
篠山市
City
Top left: Kawaramachi-Tsumairi traditional houses preservation area, Top right: Sasayama Castle Site, 2nd: Taisho Roman Hall, former Sasayama Town Hall, 3rd left: Mount Mitake in Taki Mount Range, 3rd right: Dekansho Bon Odori in August, Bottom: Sasayama Historial Museum
Top left: Kawaramachi-Tsumairi traditional houses preservation area, Top right: Sasayama Castle Site, 2nd: Taisho Roman Hall, former Sasayama Town Hall, 3rd left: Mount Mitake in Taki Mount Range, 3rd right: Dekansho Bon Odori in August, Bottom: Sasayama Historial Museum
Flag of Sasayama
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Location of Sasayama in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sasayama in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sasayama is located in Japan
Sasayama
Location in Japan
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Takaaki Sakai (since February 2007)
Area
 • Total 377.61 km2 (145.80 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
 • Total 44,717
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cherry blossom
 • Flower Lilium
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 41 Kita-shinmachi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo-ken
669-2397
Phone number 079-552-1111

Sasayama (篠山市 Sasayama-shi) is a city in the central eastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Sasayama was established on April 1, 1999, from the merger of the former town of Sasayama, absorbing the towns of Konda, Nishiki and Tannan (all from Taki District).

As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 44,717, with 16,702 households and a population density of 118.42 persons per km². The total land area is 377.61 km².

Contents

  • Attractions 1
  • Transportation 2
  • Festival 3
  • Food 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Attractions

Main Hall, Sasayama Castle

Transportation

Sasayama has five train stations, all on the JR West Fukuchiyama Line:

Festival

The Dekansho Festival, famous for "Bon" style dancing, is held annually, every August 15 through 16th since 1952.[1]

Food

Sasayama is well known in the Kansai region for its agriculture and food products, specifically: kuromame or kuro daizu (black soybeans), Japanese yams, Japanese Chestnuts, azuki beans, matsutake, beef, wild boar and deer meat.

Sister cities

  • Walla Walla, Washington, United States (August 15, 1972)
  • Korinthos Mikines Nafplio Epidavros, Greece (May 26, 1988)

References

  1. ^ http://www.city.sasayama.hyogo.jp/indexdeka.html

External links

  • Sasayama City official website (Japanese)
  • Sasayama City official website (English)
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