Kakogawa, Hyōgo

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Kakogawa
加古川市
Special city
Kakogawa City Montage
Kakogawa City Montage
Flag of Kakogawa
Flag
Official seal of Kakogawa
Symbol
Location of Kakogawa in Hyōgo
Location of Kakogawa in Hyōgo
Kakogawa is located in Japan
Kakogawa
Kakogawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°50′E / 34.750°N 134.833°E / 34.750; 134.833Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°50′E / 34.750°N 134.833°E / 34.750; 134.833
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo
Government
 • Mayor Yasuhiro Okada
Area
 • Total 138.51 km2 (53.48 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2016)
 • Total 266,433
 • Density 1,923.98/km2 (4,983.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese Black Pine
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2000 Kakogawachō Kitazaike, Kakogawa-shi Hyōgo-ken
675-8501
Website www.city.kakogawa.lg.jp

Kakogawa (加古川市?, Kakogawa-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 15, 1950.

As of September 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 266,433 and a population density of 1,923.98 persons per km². The total area is 138.51 km².

The city offers easy access to Himeji (about 10 mins), Kobe (about 30 mins) and Osaka (about 50 mins) by JR Line.

The city currently has a sister city relationship with Maringá, in Brazil, and Auckland, in New Zealand.

Culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Special Dishes[edit]

Katsumeshi is a speciality of Kakogawa. The dish is essentially a beef cutlet served on top of plate of rice with demi-glace sauce. It is a must-try if you are in the area.

Famous people[edit]

Tomonori Jinnai

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