World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Suma-ku, Kobe

Article Id: WHEBN0006082400
Reproduction Date:

Title: Suma-ku, Kobe  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tarumi-ku, Kobe, The Tale of Genji, Kobe, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe Women's University
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Suma-ku, Kobe

Ward of Kobe
View of Suma Beach from Mount Sumaura Amusement Park
View of Suma Beach from Mount Sumaura Amusement Park
Location of Suma-ku in
Location of Suma-ku in Hyogo
Suma-ku is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kinki (Kansai)
Prefecture Hyogo
City Kobe
 • Total 30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 166,324
 • Density 5,544.13/km2 (14,359.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 078-731-4341
Address 1-1-1Nakashima-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, 654-8570
Website /suma/kuyakusho/

Suma (須磨区 Suma-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe City in Japan. As of February 1, 2012, it has an area of 30.0 km², and a population of 166,324, with 71,745 households.

There is a white sandy beach in this ward, which attracts tourists to the Kansai region for sun bathing and popular events during the summer season. The same beach has appeared in the classic epics Genji monogatari, Heike monogatari, and Ise monogatari. Thus Suma is often referred as an utamakura or meisho, referenced frequently in waka poetry, Noh theatre, kabuki and jōruri.

Suma Temple
Tainohata Yakuyoke Hachimangu
Suma Aqualium in Suma beach
Mount Sumaura Park

Places of interest

Notable people

See also

External links

  • Official website (Japanese)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.