Sumoto, Hyōgo

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Sumoto
洲本市
City
Sumoto city view from Sumoto Castle Awaji Island Japan01n.jpg
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Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo
Sumoto is located in Japan
Sumoto
 
Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.35°N 134.9°E / 34.35; 134.9Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.35°N 134.9°E / 34.35; 134.9
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo
Government
 • Mayor Michihiro Takeuchi
Area
 • Total 182.47 km2 (70.45 sq mi)
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 48,674
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Narcissus and Rapeseed
- Bird Plover
- Fish Japanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius)
Phone number 0799-22-3321
Address 3-4-10 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Hyōgo-ken
656-8686
Website Sumoto City

Sumoto (洲本市 Sumoto-shi?) is a city on Awaji Island in Hyōgo, Japan. The city was founded on February 11, 1940.

Sumoto city is famous for many foods, for example: Awaji onions, Naruto oranges, and Kobe Beef.


Bicycle rental scheme[change | change source]

Sumoto runs runs a cheap electric bike rental program with Awaji and Minami Awaji. It is to help visitors stay for more than one day and explore the island.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism" (in English). Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan). 19 July 2010. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T100718001401.htm. Retrieved 2 August 2010.

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