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Kasuga-shi

at a glance

Blue reservoirs and green parks make this a great place to spend a sunny day outdoors

Known as the birthplace of rice-growing in Japan, and for its annual Bride Spanking Festival

getting there

By train…
– Kasugabaru Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line – Kasuga Station on the JR Kagoshima Line; Hakata-Minami Station on the JR Minami Line

festivals

Andon Hanabi Matsuri late August

Mukoshi Festival January 14th

points of interest

Shirozuoike Park is one of several large reservoirs in Kasuga. Originally created to aid rice farming, the tree-rimmed reservoir is now a popular place for biking and jogging.

Ruins are scattered throughout the town, such as those in Okamoto and Hihaizuka. Many date back to the Stone Age and you can even see ancient earthenware, pit dwellings, and glassware.