Top left: Kawaramachi-Tsumairi traditional houses preservation area, Top right: Sasayama Castle Site, 2nd: Taisho Roman Hall, former Sasayama Town Hall, 3rd left: Mount Mitake in Taki Mount Range, 3rd right: Dekansho Bon Odori in August, Bottom: Sasayama Historial Museum
Location of Sasayama in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location in Japan
35°04′21″N 135°13′19″E / 35.07250°N 135.22194°E Coordinates: 35°04′21″N 135°13′19″E / 35.07250°N 135.22194°E
Takaaki Sakai (since February 2007)
2 (145.80 sq mi)
(April 30, 2011)
2 (310/sq mi)
Japan Standard Time ( UTC+9)
City Hall Address
41 Kita-shinmachi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo-ken
Sasayama ( is a 篠山市 Sasayama-shi) city in the central eastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
The modern city of Sasayama was established on April 1, 1999, from the merger of the former town of
, absorbing the towns of Sasayama Konda, and Nishiki (all from Tannan Taki District).
As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated
population of 44,717, with 16,702 households and a population density of 118.42 persons per km². The total land area is 377.61 km².
Attractions [ edit ]
Main Hall, Sasayama Castle
Transportation [ edit ]
Sasayama has five train stations, all on the
JR West Fukuchiyama Line:
Festival [ edit ]
The Dekansho Festival, famous for "Bon" style dancing, is held annually, every August 15 through 16th since 1952.
Sasayama is well known in the Kansai region for its agriculture and food products, specifically:
kuromame or kuro daizu (black soybeans), mountain yam, Japanese chestnuts, azuki beans, matsutake, beef, wild boar and deer meat.
Sister cities [ edit ]
Walla Walla, Washington, United States (August 15, 1972) Korinthos Mikines Nafplio Epidavros, Greece (May 26, 1988)
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