Suminoe-ku (住之江区) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan, stretching along the south-west border of the city. It borders the wards of Minato-ku, Taisho-ku and Nishinari-ku to the north, and Sumiyoshi-ku to the east. It is the largest land area of all wards in Osaka, and includes about half of the Osaka Bay harbor area.
Suminoe-ku is connected to the region by three municipal subway lines (the Yotsubashi Line, the Chuo Line, and the Nankō Port Town Line), as well as two rail lines (Nankai Main Line and Hankai Line) and three expressways. The ward is also home to the Osaka international ferry terminal with services to Shikoku and Kyushu, as well as international destinations Shanghai, China, and Busan, South Korea.
Within the ward are multiple large parks, museums, international business facilities, and arts facilities.
Museums and Galleries
Creative Center Osaka – large arts and performance complex in the Kitakagaya district
Parks and Recreation Facilities
Sumiyoshi Park – opened in 1873, a storied park that is the oldest in Osaka City
Shopping and Entertainment
Asia & Pacific Trade Center – large international trade complex and shopping mall
Zepp Osaka – major music hall
Former Kansai Electric Nanko Power Station – former gas power plant, now decommissioned
Intex Osaka – one of the largest conference and exhibition centers in Japan
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- Kongo Gakuen, a South Korean schoolĻ
- South Osaka Korean Elementary School (南大阪朝鮮初級学校), a North Korean school
- Ai Otsuka (born 1982) - Female J-pop singer-songwriter, illustrator and pianist on avex.
- Yusuke Maruhashi (born 1990) - Japanese footballer.
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Media related to Suminoe-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons
- Suminoe Ward subpage of official Osaka website (in English)
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