Susono City Hall
Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kenji Takamura|
|• Total||138.12 km2 (53.33 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2016)|
|• Density||379/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese cedar|
|- Bird||Bush warbler|
|Address||1059 Sano, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken 410-1192|
The city, which covers an area of 138.12 square kilometres (53.33 sq mi), had an estimated population in December 2016 of 52,338, giving a population density of 379 persons per km2.
The Mottos of Susono City
- Enjoy working and make a healthy city.
- Be kind to people and make living in the city more pleasant.
- Maintain social order and build a peaceful city.
- Protect nature and make a beautiful city.
- Respect old traditions and make a cultured city.
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.
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.
Susono has nine elementary, five middle and one high school (Shizuoka Prefectural Susono High School). In addition, there is also a private combined middle/high school.
- 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
- JLPGA Stanley Ladies Golf Tournament
- 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
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Susono, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons
- Susono City official website (Japanese)