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Things to do: parks, sightseeing, museums
Yao is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948.As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 271,454 and a population density of 6,510 persons per km². The total area is 41.71 km².Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.It is perhaps best known for its Kawachi ondo festival. The first day features dancers in colorful costumes parading along the street. The second day is a huge bon odori on the grounds of Yao high school where hundreds of people gather to dance and celebrate their historic song and dance.TransportationAirportsYao AirportRailwaysWest Japan Railway CompanyYamatoji Line: Shiki Station - Yao Station - Kyuhoji StationKintetsu Osaka Line: Kyuhojiguchi Station - Kintetsu Yao Station - Kawachi-Yamamoto Station - Takayasu Station - Onji StationShigi Line: Hattorigawa Station - Shigisanguchi StationNishi-Shigi Cable Line: Takayasuyama StationTanimachi Line: Yaominami Station
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