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Ward of Kobe
|• Total||30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)|
(February 1, 2012)
|• Density||5,544.13/km2 (14,359.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1-1Nakashima-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, 654-8570|
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.
However, people mainly live in northern area like Myodani, Myohoji. Myōdani Station have been a major station of western Kobe.