Kasuga, Fukuoka

Kasuga (春日市, Kasuga-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of August 31, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 112,894 and a population density of 7,978.37 persons per km². The total area is 14.15 km².

Kasuga
春日市
Kasuga city hall
Kasuga city hall
Flag of Kasuga
Location of Kasuga in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Kasuga in Fukuoka Prefecture
Kasuga is located in Japan
Kasuga
Kasuga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°32′N 130°28′E / 33.533°N 130.467°E / 33.533; 130.467Coordinates: 33°32′N 130°28′E / 33.533°N 130.467°E / 33.533; 130.467
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSumikazu Inoue
Area
 • Total14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population
 (August 31, 2016)
 • Total112,894
 • Density7,978.37/km2 (20,663.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address3-1-5, Haramachi, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka-ken
816-8501
Websitewww.city.kasuga.fukuoka.jp
Symbols
FlowerLily
TreeNagi (Nageia nagi)

The city was founded on April 1, 1972. It is directly south of Fukuoka City, and west of Onojo. It also has a border with Nakagawa. Kasuga station is on the JR Kagoshima Main Line, while Kasugabaru Station is on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Ōmuta Line. The Hakata-Minami Line also terminates here.

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has its western regional headquarters here, namely the Kasuga Air Base. There is a Seiyu mall, and several large parks. Kasuga Park (春日公園)has a baseball stadium, a football stadium, tennis courts, and a children's playground with a large jungle gym. Shirozu Park (白水大池公園)has a children's adventure playground and a large lake. There are also several reservoirs in the area. Also, there are a lot of cherry blossoms during the spring season. There are 12 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 1 high school, and 2 universities/community colleges in Kasuga. Kasuga is well known for having many temples and traditional events such as Kasuga Andon Festival.

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