Kanzaki, Saga

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Location of Kanzaki in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kanzaki in Saga Prefecture
Kanzaki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°22′E / 33.317°N 130.367°E / 33.317; 130.367Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°22′E / 33.317°N 130.367°E / 33.317; 130.367
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
 • Total 125.01 km2 (48.27 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2007)
 • Total 33,348
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Tree Maple
 • Flower Cherry Blossom
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 410 Kanzaki, Kanzaki-chō, Kanzaki-shi, Saga-ken
Website www.city.kanzaki.saga.jp

Kanzaki (神埼市 Kanzaki-shi?) is a city located in Saga Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 33,348 and a population density of 267 persons per km². The total area is 125.01 km².

The modern city of Kanzaki was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the former town of Kanzaki, absorbing the town of Chiyoda, and the village of Sefuri (all from Kanzaki District). As a result of this merger there are no longer any villages in Saga Prefecture.


The northern part of the city is located in the middle of the Sefuri Mountains. As one goes south the elevation lowers. The southern part consists of the north bank of the Chikugo River and the Saga Plains, and the Jōbaru River runs through the middle portion of the city. The southeast border with Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture is formed by the Chikugo River.

  • Mountains: Mount Sefuri (1055 m), Mt. Doki (Mt. Hatten, 430 m)
  • Rivers: Chikugo River, Jōbaru River, Tade River, Sanbonmatsu River

Adjoining municipalities[edit]


  • April 1, 1889 — The modern municipal system is established. The current city region consists of eight villages (Chitose, Hasuike, Kanzaki, Niiyama, Saigō, Sakaino, Sefuri and Shirota).
  • 1893 — The village of Kanzaki became a town.
  • November 3, 1935 — The village of Hasuike became a town.
  • March 31, 1955 — The villages of Saigō and Niiyama were merged into Kanzaki.
  • April 1, 1955 — The villages of Chitose, Sakaino, Shirota, and parts of the town of Hasuike were merged to create the village of Chiyoda.
  • April 1, 1965 — Chiyoda became a town.
  • March 20, 2006 — The former town of Kanzaki absorbed the town of Chiyoda, and the village of Sefuri to create the city of Kanzaki.



  • Nishikyushu University (西九州大学)

Prefectural high schools[edit]

  • Kanzaki High School (佐賀県立神埼高等学校)
  • Kanzaki Seimei High School (佐賀県立神埼清明高等学校)

Municipal junior high schools[edit]

  • Kanzaki Junior High School
  • Chiyoda Junior High School
  • Sefuri Junior High School

Municipal elementary schools[edit]

  • Kanzaki Elementary School
  • Saigō Elementary School
  • Niiyama Elementary School
  • Chiyoda Tōbu Elementary School
  • Chiyoda Chūbu Elementary School
  • Chiyoda Seibu Elementary School
  • Sefuri Elementary School



The nearest airport is Saga Airport in Kawasoe, followed by Fukuoka Airport.



Notable places and festivals[edit]

  • Kunen Hermitage
  • Niiyama Shrine
  • Kushida-gū
  • Niiyama Park
  • Hōshu-dera
  • Yoshinogari Historical Park
  • Naotori Castle ruins
  • Home of Kojin Shimomura
  • Jirōnomori Park
  • Holiday Chiyoda (堀デーちよだ)

People from Kanzaki[edit]

External links[edit]