Susono, Shizuoka

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Suzono
裾野市
City
Flag of Suzono
Flag
Official seal of Suzono
Seal
Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture
Suzono is located in Japan
Suzono
Suzono
 
Coordinates: 35°10′N 138°54′E / 35.167°N 138.900°E / 35.167; 138.900Coordinates: 35°10′N 138°54′E / 35.167°N 138.900°E / 35.167; 138.900
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Kenji Takamura
Area
 • Total 138.17 km2 (53.35 sq mi)
Population (June 2012)
 • Total 54,080
 • Density 391/km2 (1,010/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese cedar
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Bush warbler
Phone number 055-992-2640
Address 1059 Sano, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken 410-1192
Website www.city.susono.shizuoka.jp

Susono (裾野市 Susono-shi?) is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2012, the city has an estimated population of 54,080 and a population density of 391 persons per km². The total area is 138.39 km².

The Mottos of Susono City[edit]

  1. Enjoy working and make a healthy city.
  2. Be kind to people and make living in the city more pleasant.
  3. Maintain social order and build a peaceful city.
  4. Protect nature and make a beautiful city.
  5. Respect old traditions and make a cultured city.

Geography[edit]

Susono is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, in the foothills of Mount Fuji, and the Hakone Mountains. The climate is temperate maritime, with hot humid summers and mild winters.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Shizuoka Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area was mostly tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration, on February 1, 1889, a train station was opened in the center of rural Suntō District on what later became the Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Tokyo with Shizuoka. During the cadastral reform of April the same year, the area was reorganized into 24 villages. Originally called "Sano Station", the train station was renamed Susono Station in 1915. Susono Town was founded on April 4, 1952, through the merger of Koizumi and Izumi Villages. On September 30, 1956, Fukara Village merged with Susono Town, and on September 1, 1957, Tomioka and Suyama Villages also merged. Susono became a city on January 1, 1971. The design of the city flag represents the union of the original five villages.

Economy[edit]

Susono has a mixed economy. As an industrial city, it hosts several automobile or automotive components plants, including a plant owned by Toyota Motor Corporation and one by its subsidiary Kanto Auto Works. Mitsubishi Aluminum Corporation and Canon also have factories in the city. In April, 2007, the head office of Yazaki Corporation, an automotive components manufacturer, was moved from Yokohama to Susono.

Agricultural products include Strawberries, bamboo shoots, Mulukhiyah, and pork

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Railways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Recreational facilities[edit]

  • The Mt. Fuji Museum,
  • Fuji Safari Park,
  • Yeti (ski resort),
  • Gurimpa (amusement park),
  • Chuchan Stock Farm,
  • Healthy Park Susono,
  • Campsites in Jurigi,
  • Citizen Culture Center,
  • Welfare Health Hall
  • Sports Park (baseball ground, tennis court, long roller slide, large grass area to play other sports).

Events held in Susono[edit]

  • Mt. Fuji Japanese Apricot Festival,
  • Mt. Fuji International Snowball Fight Contest,
  • Susono Summer Festival,
  • Mt. Fuji Walking Festival,
  • Japanese/English Speech Contest.

Sister City relations[edit]

External links[edit]

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