Kashima, Saga

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 February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 30,159 and a population density of 270 persons per km². The total area is 112.10 km².

Yūtoku Inari Shrine
Flag of Kashima
Official seal of Kashima
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
PrefectureSaga Prefecture
 • MayorHisatoshi Higuchi
 • Total112.10 km2 (43.28 sq mi)
 (February 28, 2017)
 • Total30,159
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2643 Ōaza Nōdomibun, Kashima-shi, Saga-ken
FlowerCherry blossom
TreeSweet osmanthus


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 municipalitiesEdit


  • 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 became Minami-Kashima Town, and Kita-Kashima Village was renamed Kashima Village.
  • 1918-08-03 - Hachihongi Village became 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 schoolsEdit

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

Junior high schoolsEdit

  • Tōbu Junior High School
  • Seibu Junior High School

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • 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 8-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 KashimaEdit


  1. ^ "鹿島市の観光 肥前浜宿 -佐賀県鹿島市−". Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-09-21.

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