Sasayama, Hyōgo

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Sasayama
篠山市
City
Top left: Kawaramachi-Tsumairi traditional houses preservation area, right: Sasayama Castle Site Second row: Taisho Roman Hall, former Sasayama Town Hall Third row left: Mount Mitake in Taki mountain range, right: Dekansho Bon Odori in August Bottom: Sasayama Historical Museum
Top left: Kawaramachi-Tsumairi traditional houses preservation area, right: Sasayama Castle Site

Second row: Taisho Roman Hall, former Sasayama Town Hall
Third row left: Mount Mitake in Taki mountain range, right: Dekansho Bon Odori in August

Bottom: Sasayama Historical Museum
Flag of Sasayama
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Location of Sasayama in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sasayama in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sasayama is located in Japan
Sasayama
Sasayama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°04′21″N 135°13′19″E / 35.07250°N 135.22194°E / 35.07250; 135.22194Coordinates: 35°04′21″N 135°13′19″E / 35.07250°N 135.22194°E / 35.07250; 135.22194
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Takaaki Sakai (since February 2007)
Area
 • Total 377.61 km2 (145.80 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
 • Total 44,717
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cherry blossom
 • Flower Lilium
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 41 Kita-shinmachi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo-ken
669-2397

Sasayama (篠山市 Sasayama-shi?) is a 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 Sasayama, absorbing the towns of Konda, Nishiki and Tannan (all from Taki District).

As of April 30, 2011, the city had 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: Kusano Station - Furuichi Station - Minami-Yashiro Station - Sasayamaguchi Station - Tamba-Ōyama Station.

Festival[edit]

The Dekansho Festival, famous for "Bon" style dancing, is held annually, every August 15 through 16 since 1952.[1]

Food[edit]

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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