Kasukabe, Saitama

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Kasukabe

春日部市
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Kasukabe
Location of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°58′30.9″N139°45′8.2″E / 35.975250°N 139.752278°E / 35.975250; 139.752278 Coordinates: 35°58′30.9″N139°45′8.2″E / 35.975250°N 139.752278°E / 35.975250; 139.752278
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
  Total66.00 km2 (25.48 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
  Total232,294
  Density3,520/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Paulownia tomentosa
- Flower Wisteria
- Bird Black-headed gull
Phone number048-736-1111
Address6-2 Chuo, Kasukabe-shi, Saitama-ken 344-8577
Website www.city.kasukabe.lg.jp
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Kasukabe City Hall

Kasukabe (春日部市, Kasukabe-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 232,294, and a population density of 3520 persons per km². Its total area is 66.00 km². Kasukabe is famous for the production of kiri-tansu (桐箪笥), traditional dressers made from paulownia wood. The cultural and economic value of the paulownia is reflected in its designation as the official town tree.

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Geography

Kasukabe is located in far eastern Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

History

During the Edo period, Kasukabe prospered as a post station on the Nikkō Kaidō highway linking Edo with Nikkō. The modern town of Kasukabe was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1944, Kasukabe annexed the neighboring village of Uchimaki. On July 1, 1954, Kasukabe was elevated to city status after annexing the villages of Toyoharu, Takesato, Komatsu and Toyono. On October 1, 2005, old Kasukabe city and the town of Shōwa (from Kitakatsushika District) were merged into the new and expanded city of Kasukabe. Kasukabe was elevated to special city status on April 1, 2008, giving it increased local autonomy.

Economy

Kasukabe is a regional commercial center with a mixed economy.

Education

Transportation

Railway

Highway

System City relations

Local attractions

Shopping

Kasukabe is home to what was formerly one of the two Robinsons department stores in Japan, which became a Seibu department store in March 2013. The large, seven-story American-style store is a landmark for residents. It is located on the east side of Kasukabe Station. However, Seibu is scheduled to close its doors due to a shortage of business, likely caused by competition with Aeon Mall. [4]

Close to the west entrance to the station is a shopping mall, known as Lala Garden, housing several chain retail stores, such as Uniqlo, Gap, ABC-Mart, as well as a supermarket, 100 yen shop, and more. There is also an Ito-Yokado on the west side of the station.

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Kasukabe Kite Festival on May

In March 2013, an Aeon mall opened on National Route 16, which shoppers can either reach by car, or by taking a regularly scheduled bus from the east entrance of the station. This mall, as well as Lala Garden, has a movie theatre.

Kasukabe is the setting of the manga and anime series Lucky Star and Crayon Shin-chan . Shin-chan's creator Yoshito Usui also lived in Kasukabe. [5]

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