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Kasai (加西市, Kasai-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1967 when the towns of Hōjō, Izumi and Kasai (former) were merged to create the city of Kasai. As of August 31, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 45,126 and a population density of 300.40 persons per km². The total area is 150.22 km². 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[citation needed]. Other sights in Kasai are the Hyōgo Prefectural Flower Center, the Princess Nehime burial mound, and Ichijō-ji
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 the sister city of Pullman, Washington
Pullman, Washington
USA.

Contents

1 Transport

1.1 Public Transport

2 Culture

2.1 Architecture

3 External links

Transport[edit] Kasai is highly dependent on private vehicles as the main form of transportation. Public Transport[edit] 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. Culture[edit] Architecture[edit]

Ichijō-ji
Ichijō-ji
- the temple's pagoda, completed in 1171, is a National Treasure of Japan.

Ichijō-ji's pagoda

External links[edit]

Media related to Kasai, Hyōgo
Kasai, Hyōgo
at Wikimedia Commons Kasai City official website (in Japanese)

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Hyōgo Prefecture

Kobe
Kobe
(capital)

Wards of Kobe

Chūō Higashinada Hyōgo Kita Nada Nagata Nishi Suma Tarumi

Core cities

Amagasaki Himeji Nishinomiya

Special
Special
cities

Akashi Kakogawa Takarazuka

Cities

Aioi Akō Asago Ashiya Awaji Itami Kasai Katō Kawanishi Miki Minamiawaji Nishiwaki Ono Sanda Sasayama Shisō Sumoto Takasago Tamba Tatsuno Toyooka Yabu

Akō District

Kamigōri

Ibo District

Taishi

Kako District

Harima Inami

Kanzaki District

Fukusaki Ichikawa Kamikawa

Kawabe District

Inagawa

Mikata District

Kami Shin'onsen

Sayō District

Sayō

Taka District

Taka

List of mergers in Hyōgo Prefecture

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 253532015 ISNI: 0000 0004 0406 4212 NDL: 00377702

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