Location of Kasai in Hyōgo Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kazuhira Nishimura (since June 2011)|
|• Total||150.22 km2 (58.00 sq mi)|
|Population (August 31, 2016)|
|• Density||300.4/km2 (778/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Live oak|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
Kasai is famous for the Gohyaku-Rakan statues (the 500 disciples of Buddha) in Hōjō. Hōjō is also home to Maruyama Park, where one can find the world's largest globe clock (Guinness certified) and reputedly the world's longest roller slide. Other sights in Kasai are the Hyōgo Prefectural Flower Center, the Princess Nehime burial mound, and Ichijō-ji Temple near Zenbo junior high school. Kasai has two festivals: the Saisai festival in early August and the Sekku festival in early April.
Kasai is highly dependent on private vehicles as the main form of transportation.
Public transport is an inter-prefecture highway bus and a private railroad (the Hōjō Tetsudō), inter-city bus (Shinki bus), KIX airport limousine bus (Hakuro bus), domestic-bus (Kasai city community bus, Happy bus) and Taxi.
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