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 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
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
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
 • MayorSumikazu Inoue
 • Total14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
 (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
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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