Futon Yatai in Sone Hachimangu Festival on October
Location of Takasago in Hyōgo Prefecture
|• Mayor||Yukihito Nobori|
|• Total||34.40 km2 (13.28 sq mi)|
|Population (March 31, 2012)|
|• Density||2,769.16/km2 (7,172.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-1-1, Araichō Chidori, Takasago-shi, Hyōgo-ken
|Website||City of Takasago|
Takasago (高砂市 Takasago-shi?) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on July 1, 1954. It lies between the cities of Kakogawa 加古川 to the east and Himeji 姫路 to the west, which is known for its castle.
Takasago was a fishing town and a place known for its ports, but it has since been industrialized and many factories for major companies dot its skyline in the south, such as the Kobe Steel Takasago Manufacturing Complex, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Takuma Power Plant, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.
Major routes of transportation include the JR train line in the north and Sanyo Densha 山陽電車 line to the south. The Meiki Kansen 明姫幹線 is the major highway connecting the cities of Akashi 明石 (east of Kakogawa) and Himeji 姫路, running through Takasago and Kakogawa in the process. The shinkansen 新幹線 (Japan's bullet train) also runs through the heart of Takasago, but does not make any stops there.
Media related to Takasago, Hyogo at Wikimedia Commons
- Takasago City official website (Japanese)
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