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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Ibaraki Prefecture  /  Kasama
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Things to do: religious sites, sightseeing, museums
Kasama is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 76,888 and a population density of 320 persons per km². Its total area was 240.40sqkm.GeographyKasama is located in the central Ibaraki Prefecture. Kasama is surrounded by mountains on all sides.Surrounding municipalities Ibaraki Prefecture Mito IshiokaSakuragawaOmitamaIbarakiShirosatoMooka, TochigiHistoryKasama was once a castle town for Kasama Domain and post-station during the Edo Period, and a shrine town of Kasama Inari Shrine in the Meiji Period (1868–1912). Stone quarrying was its main activity. Utensils for tea ceremony, flower vases, and sake containers called Kasama ware were produced here. After the Meiji restoration, the town of Kasama was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889 within Nishiibaraki District. The town of Shishido, the former castle town of Shishido Domain was likewise established within Nishiibaraki District on the same day. In 1955, Shishido merged with the neighboring villages of Kitakawane and Ohara to form the town of Tomobe. Kasama was elevated to city status on August 1, 1958.
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