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.
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
Chidori Bunka – a community arts and crafts complex, built inside a collection of old interconnected buildings
Creative Center Osaka – a large dockside arts and performance complex
Morimura@Museum – interactive arts museum by Yasumasa Morimura, a well-known contemporary Japanese artist
The Branch Art Lab – ecological art gallery with urban garden and residency program
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
Osaka Maritime Museum – an award-winning maritime museum, designed by architect Paul Andreu but which closed in 2013 just a decade after its opening
Mizuno Sportology Gallery –
Wine Museum Osaka –
Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary – 19-hectare wetland park serving as a stopover point for migratory birds coming from as far as Siberia and New Zealand, with public observation towers
Suminoe Park –
Sumiyoshi Park – opened in 1873, a storied park that is the oldest in Osaka City
Asia & Pacific Trade Center – large international trade complex and shopping mall
Zepp Osaka – major music hall
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Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second-largest metropolitan area in Japan and the 10th largest urban area in the world with more than 19 million inhabitants.
Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. However, the oldest shrine that enshrines the Sumiyoshi sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kami, is the Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata.
INTEX Osaka, officially known as International Exhibition Center, Osaka, is a convention and exhibition center in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The center is located on the Business Creation and Information Transmission Zone of Cosmosquare District in Sakishima Island, a planned business exchange and trading district in Osaka Bay area.
Higashinari-ku (東成区) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan.
Sumiyoshi-ku (住吉区) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is located on the southern part of the Uemachi Plateau, in the southernmost part of Osaka City, and is separated from Sakai City's Sakai-ku and Kita-ku by the Yamato River. There are six rail lines, and three main thoroughfares - Abiko-Suji, Abeno-Suji and Nagai Koen-Dori, which runs east-west and connects the area with the port to the west. The northern part of Sumiyoshi-ku is a residential area which is a continuation of the southern part of Abeno-ku. The Tezukayama 1-Chome neighbourhood in Abeno-ku, and Tezukayama-naka and Tezukayama-nishi neighbourhoods in Sumiyoshi-ku are upper-class residential areas. South of this, around the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, are the Sumiyoshi and Kamisumiyoshi neighbourhoods, home to many long established local families. Surrounding these are the middle-class residential neighbourhoods of Shimizugaoka, Suminoe, Oriono, Dairyo, Minamisumiyoshi, Yamanouchi, and Nagai, which lies at the eastern end of the ward. Sumiyoshi-ku is home to about 157,000 residents, and has a population density of 16,800 people per square kilometer.
Taishō is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. As of October 1, 2006, the ward has an estimated population of 72,742 and the total area is 9.43 km². Taisho is surrounded by canals and it is named after the Taisho bridge, a main bridge built in Taishō period. One fourth of residents has their roots in Okinawa Prefecture, and there are many stores associated with Okinawan culture and Okinawan cuisine in Taisho.
The Osaka Metro Nankō Port Town Line, also called New Tram, is an automated guideway transit line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The line is operated by Osaka Metro, and was constructed to serve as the main public transportation for newly built Osaka South Port habitations and facilities. An extension of the line from Cosmosquare to Trade Center-mae was once owned and operated by an Osaka City's subsidiary, Osaka Port Transport System Co., Ltd.. The operation of the section was later merged to Osaka City transportation itself to increase the number of passengers by reducing fares previously calculated separately.
Ferry Terminal Station is a train station on the Nankō Port Town Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The station is assigned the station number P14. In 2013 Ferry Terminal Station was the least used station in the Osaka Metro's network with only 3,472 daily passengers.
Sumiyoshi Station refers to the following railway stations in Japan:
Trade Center-mae Station is a train station on the Nankō Port Town Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The station services Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, the third tallest building in Japan.
Nakafuto Station is a train station on the Nankō Port Town Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Suminoekoen Station is a railway station on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line and the Nankō Port Town Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Kitakagaya Station is a railway station on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Suminoe no Tsu (住吉津) is the oldest international port in Japan.
Sumiyoshitaisha Station is a train station on the Nankai Main Line in Nagaochō, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway. There used to be a connection to Sumiyoshikōen Station on the Hankai Tramway Uemachi Line, until that section of the line was closed from 31 January 2016.
Suminoe Station is a train station on the Nankai Main Line in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway.
The Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, or Cosmo Tower, is the second tallest building in Osaka, and the third-tallest building in Japan. The former name is Osaka World Trade Center Building, or WTC Cosmo Tower until June, 2010. It is located in Nanko Cosmo Square near the Osaka harbor, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, and is the same height as the Rinku Gate Tower Building in Rinku Town.
Osaka Municipal Subway Line 9 is a planned, but as-yet unbuilt, rapid transit line that would run from Suminoekōen in Suminoe-ku to Kire-Uriwari in Hirano-ku within the city of Osaka. While no timetable has been announced for its construction, it has the provisional name "Shikitsu-Nagayoshi Line" (敷津長吉線).
Educational Foundation Baekdu Hagwon Keonguk, is a South Korean international school located in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. It serves kindergarten through high school. It is recognized by the government of Osaka Prefecture as an Article 1 private school under the School Education Act.
Kongo Gakuen Elementary, Middle & High School is a South Korean international school in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. The school was established in 1946. It is recognised by the government of Osaka Prefecture as a private school under Article 1 of Japan's School Education Act.
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