Sumoto, Hyōgo

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Sumoto
洲本市
City
Sumoto city view from Sumoto Castle Awaji Island Japan01n.jpg
Flag of Sumoto
Flag
Official seal of Sumoto
Symbol
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sumoto is located in Japan
Sumoto
Sumoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • MayorMichihiro Takeuchi
Area
 • Total182.47 km2 (70.45 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total45,090
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePine
 • FlowerNarcissus and Rapeseed
 • BirdPlover
 • FishJapanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address3-4-10 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Hyōgo-ken
656-8686
Websitewww.city.sumoto.hyogo.jp

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". Yomiuri Shimbun. Japan. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.

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