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=== Spring===
:* Hirokayama Park
:* Kyoshinji Temple
:* Nikkosan-Jorakuji Temple
=== Summer===
:* <see name="Kakogawa Fireworks Show" alt="" address="" directions="About 15 min on foot from JR Kakogawa station" lat="" long="" phone="079-427-9235" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="1st Sunday in August" price=""></see>
=== Autumn===
* <see name="Kakogawa Chrysanthemum Expo" alt="" address="Hirokayama Park" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
:* Movie theater.
:* Movie theater.
:* Kakurinji temple [], Old temple build by Syoutokutaishi. (''National Treasures of Japan'')
:* Kakurinji temple [], Old temple build by Syoutokutaishi. (''National Treasures of Japan'')

Revision as of 06:28, 6 October 2014

Kakogawa (加古川市) is in Hyogo, Japan. Kakogawa, is the name of the River cross the city.



From its strategic location in the Harima area, Kakogawa has thrived as a strategic point of east-west traffic since long ago. Saijo Tumuli, from which the oldest belt fittings in Japan were uncovered, have been designated a Historic Site of Japan. In the 7th century, the “Kako no Umaya” was set up as a relay post along the ancient Sanyo Highway, which later in Medieval times grew into an assemblage of inns and stables known as “Kakogawa-Juku”. Kakurinji shotoku, houses many national treasures and important cultural properties that tell people today about the romanticism of times passed.


Kakogawa is a strategic point of east-west traffic, blessed with wondrous natural surroundings. The invigorating and pristine landscape has molded a number of unique people throughout our history.

  • Fifurative Arts and Letters
- Seira Matsuoka : Representative haiku poet of the 18th century
  • Performing Arts
- Yoichi Sugawara: Veteran singer know by everyone
- Goro Tani: Radio personality
  • Sports
- Shigetoshi Hasegawa: Major League Baseball player
  • Economy and Society
- Kumejiro Taki: Founder of Taki Chemical and inventor of the first chemical fertilizer in Japan

Get in

By train

30min from Kobe by train, JR Sanyo Line.

By bus

From Kansai airport there is 6 bus by days. (around 3,000円 - 5,000円 if go and back). More information : [1]

Get around

  • Takamikura Mountain [2], 20min by car from Kakogawa.
  • Himeji Home to Japan's most beautiful castle.



  • Hirokayama Park
  • Kyoshinji Temple
  • Nikkosan-Jorakuji Temple


  • Kakogawa Fireworks Show, (About 15 min on foot from JR Kakogawa station), 079-427-9235. 1st Sunday in August.


  • Kakogawa Chrysanthemum Expo, Hirokayama Park.
  • Movie theater.
  • Kakurinji temple [3], Old temple build by Syoutokutaishi. (National Treasures of Japan)
  • Fireworks festival.


  • Kakogawa Marathon.
  • Tsudemachi, 2 days walking festival.


  • Kakogawa beef are the same type as Kobe beef, but quite less expensive.


  • Katsumeshi Food is one of the beef speciality of Kakogawa City.
  • Yakiniku from Miraku Restaurant and Katsujii Restaurant are famous in Kakogawa.



Near the station :

  • Purazuo Hotel (プラザホテル)


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