Sasayama, Hyōgo


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

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
  Mayor Takaaki Sakai (since February 2007)
  Total 377.61 km2 (145.80 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2011)
  Total 44,717
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
  Tree Cherry blossom
  Flower Lilium
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 41 Kita-shinmachi, Sasayama-shi, Hyogo-ken

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 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.


Main Hall, Sasayama Castle


Sasayama has five train stations, all on the JR West Fukuchiyama Line:


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


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.

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