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Takasago

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Historic Sites
Takasago is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on July 1, 1954. It lies between the cities of Kakogawa to the east and Himeji to the west, which is known for its castle.As of May 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 92,444, with 39,472 households and a population density of 2,700 persons per km². The total area is 34.38 km².Takasago was a fishing town and a place known for its ports, but it has since been industrialized and many factories for major companies dot its skyline in the south, such as the Kobe Steel Takasago Manufacturing Complex, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Takuma Power Plant, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.Major routes of transportation include the JR train line in the north and line to the south. The Meiki Kansen is the major highway connecting the cities of Akashi and Himeji, running through Takasago and Kakogawa in the process. The shinkansen also runs through the heart of Takasago, but does not make any stops there.
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Popular things to do in Takasago

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Religious Site
Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine
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Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kashima Shrine
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Takasago Shrine
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Takasago

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Historic Site
Ruins of Akashi Castle Akashi
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Park
Akashi Park Akashi
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Uontana Shopping Street Akashi
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Observatory
Akashi Municipal Planetarium Akashi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Takasago

Hiking Trail
Harima Alps
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Takamikura Shrine
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Takasago Seaside Park
2.9
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Kuraku Matsuemon Former Residence
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Takasago

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Arai Hamakaze Park
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Ichinoike Park
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Kashima Ogidaira Natural Park
2.0
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Takasago

Religious Site
Sone Tenmangu Shrine
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kitayama Kashima Shrine
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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