Susono, Shizuoka


Susono City Hall



Location of Susono in Shizuoka Prefecture


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
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
  - Mayor Kenji Takamura
  Total 138.12 km2 (53.33 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
  Total 53,941
  Density 384/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese cedar
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Bush warbler
Phone number 055-992-2640
Address 1059 Sano, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken 410-1192
Website Official website

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

As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 53,041 and a population density of 384 persons per km². The total area was 138.12 square kilometres (53.33 sq mi).

The Mottos of Susono City

  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 municipalities

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 attractions

Recreational facilities

Events held in Susono

Sister City relations


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

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