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.
Kitakagaya Creative VillageEdit
A largely pre-war neighborhood, with a large concentration of galleries, artist workshops, studios, urban farms, and other creative facilities among factories and old wood-frame homes
Creative Center Osaka – a large dockside arts and performance complex
Former Kansai Electric Nanko Power Station – former gas power plant, now decommissioned
Intex Osaka – one of the largest conference and exhibition centers in Japan
Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building – formerly known as Osaka World Trade Center, at 256 m (840 ft) is the third tallest building in Japan, with shops, restaurants, and observation deck
Other Galleries and MuseumsEdit
Parks and Recreation FacilitiesEdit
Sumiyoshi Park – opened in 1873, a storied park that is the oldest in Osaka City
Shopping and EntertainmentEdit
Asia & Pacific Trade Center – large international trade complex and shopping mall
Zepp Osaka – major music hall
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