Kashima, Saga

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Location of Kashima in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kashima in Saga Prefecture
Kashima is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°06′13″N 130°05′56″E / 33.10361°N 130.09889°E / 33.10361; 130.09889Coordinates: 33°06′13″N 130°05′56″E / 33.10361°N 130.09889°E / 33.10361; 130.09889
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
 • Mayor Masahiko Kuwahara
 • Total 112.10 km2 (43.28 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2007)
 • Total 31,067
 • Density 280/km2 (700/sq mi)
 • Tree Sweet osmanthus
 • Flower Cherry blossom
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 2643 Ōaza Nōdomibun, Kashima-shi, Saga-ken
Website www.city.kashima.saga.jp

Kashima (鹿島市 Kashima-shi?) is a city located in the southern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.

As of January 1, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 31,067 and a population density of 280 persons per km². The total area is 112.10 km².


Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga City. It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest. The southern area contains the Tara Mountains and the northern area consists of open plains along the coast, and the city proper.

  • Mountains: Mount Kyōga (1076 m), Mount Jōdo (501 m), Mount Kotoji (501 m), Mount Gibi (198 m)
  • Rivers: Shiota River, Kashima River, Hama River, Naka River

Adjoining municipalities[edit]


  • 1889-04-01 - The modern municipal system was established. The current city region consists of six villages (Minami-Kashima, Kita-Kashima, Hachihongi, Fureda, Nogomi and Nanaura; all from Fujitsu District).
  • 1912-12-01 - Minami-Kashima Village becames Minami-Kashima Town, and Kita-Kashima Village was renamed Kashima Village.
  • 1918-08-03 - Hachihongi Village become Hama Town.
  • 1954-04-01 - Kashima Town absorbed Hama Town, Kashima Village, Furueda Village and Nogomi Village to create Kashima City.
  • 1955-03-01 - Part of Nanaura Village was incorporated into Kashima City, while the remaining portion was incorporated into Tara Town.


High schools[edit]

  • Saga Prefectural Kashima High School
  • Saga Prefectural Kashima Vocational High School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Tōbu Junior High School
  • Seibu Junior High School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Kashima Elementary School
  • Nogomi Elementary School
  • Furueda Elementary School
  • Hama Elementary School
  • Kita-Kashima Elementary School
  • Nanaura Elementary School
  • Meirin Elementary School



The nearest airports are Saga Airport and Nagasaki Airport.


(the main station is Hizen-Kashima)



The Kashima Gatalympics is held every May in Hama-chō, a part of Kashima City. This event involves playing a variety of sports in the mudflats of the Ariake Sea.


The local football club is Saga LIXIL F.C., and competes in the Kyushu Football League. Formerly known as Kyushu INAX SC, it changed its name when INAX's parent company LIXIL took over. It's also a pun on the team being from Kashima, as LIXIL also sponsors 7-time Japanese champions Kashima Antlers (from the city in Ibaraki).


Yūtoku Inari Shrine (祐徳稲荷神社), one of the three biggest and most famous Inari shrines in Japan. There is a bus from Hizen-Kashima Station to Yūtoku Inari Shrine.

Japanese liquor brewing street (肥前浜宿酒蔵通り),It is 15 minutes on foot for a way from Hizen-Hama Station.[1]

Famous people from Kashima[edit]


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