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Susono (裾野市, Susono-shi) is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.


Susono City Hall
Susono City Hall
Flag of Susono
Official seal of Susono
Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture
Susono is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°10′26.2″N 138°54′24.4″E / 35.173944°N 138.906778°E / 35.173944; 138.906778Coordinates: 35°10′26.2″N 138°54′24.4″E / 35.173944°N 138.906778°E / 35.173944; 138.906778
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
 • MayorKenji Takamura
 • Total138.12 km2 (53.33 sq mi)
 (December 2016)
 • Total52,338
 • Density379/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese cedar
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdBush warbler
Phone number055-992-2640
Address1059 Sano, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken 410-1192
WebsiteOfficial website

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 CityEdit

  1. Enjoy working and make a healthy city.
  2. Be kind to people and make living in the city more pleasant.
  3. Maintain social order and build a peaceful city.
  4. Protect nature and make a beautiful city.
  5. Respect old traditions and make a cultured city.


Susono is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, in the foothills of Mount Fuji, and the Hakone Mountains. The climate is temperate maritime, with hot humid summers and mild winters.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

Shizuoka Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture


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.

Agricultural products include Strawberries, bamboo shoots, and pork


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.


Local attractionsEdit

Recreational facilitiesEdit

  • 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 SusonoEdit

  • 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 relationsEdit


  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Susono, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons