|— Core city —|
|豊中市 · Toyonaka|
|• Mayor||Keiichirō Asari|
|• Total||36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2010)|
|• Density||10,680/km2 (27,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Sweet Osmanthus|
|Address||3-1-1 Nakasakurazuka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Toyonaka is a residential area of Osaka Prefecture, and includes Senri New Town.
The city is easy to reach through various modes of transportation, and many of its residents commute daily into Osaka City to work. Osaka University and Osaka Music College have their campuses in Toyonaka.
From ancient times until today Toyonaka has had a sizable population. The events inciting the Jōkyū War were related to an event in Toyonaka. A case on a matter between a favorite lady of the retired emperor Emperor Go-Toba and a local jitō was wrongly resolved, and then the former had the Emperor redecide the case in her favor.
The city was founded on October 15, 1936.
The city is served by the Osaka Monorail (Shibahara Station, Hotarugaike Station, Osaka International Airport), the Midōsuji Line (Senri-Chūō Station) and the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (Ishibashi Station, Hotarugaike Station, Toyonaka Station).
Points of interest
- Takashi Fujii - television performer
- Mai Hosho - actress 
- Tak Matsumoto - musician and guitarist (B'z)
- Yoshihiro Murai - governor of Miyagi prefecture (2005–present)
- Masashi Oguro - soccer player
- Kaoru Shintani - manga artist
- Endō Shōzō - comedian
- Tanaka Naoki - comedian
- Osamu Tezuka - manga artist and animator
- Sankichi Tōge - poet
- Hitomi Yaida - singer and song-writer
- Masahiro Yamaguchi also known as Yama-B - (ex-Galneryus singer) musician
Media related to Toyonaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)