Suita City Hall
Suita City Hall
Flag of Suita
Official seal of Suita
Location of Suita in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Suita
Suita is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45′34″N 135°31′1″E / 34.75944°N 135.51694°E / 34.75944; 135.51694
 • MayorKeiji Goto (since May 2015)
 • Total36.09 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
 (March 31, 2023)
 • Total381,238
 • Density11,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-3-40 Izumichō, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu 564-8550
WebsiteOfficial website
FlowerSatsuki azalea
TreeCamphor Laurel

Suita (吹田市, Suita-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2023, the city had an estimated population of 381,238 in 182636 households and a population density of 11,000 persons per km2.[1] The total area of the city is 36.09 square kilometres (13.93 sq mi). It is a suburban city of Osaka City and a part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.


Suita is located in northern Osaka Prefecture. The northern part of the city is occupied by the gently sloping Senri Hills, and the southern part is a plain made up of the Yodo River, Aui River, Kanzaki River, and sediments carried from rivers that originate in Senri Hills. The elevation of the city ranges from 1.5 meters to 115.7 meters above sea level. The city limits are 6.4 kilometers from east-to-west and 9.6 kilometers from north-to-south. In the past, the sea was right next to the city, and place names such as Toyotsu and Takahama still remain today. The Ani River runs through the southern edge of the city limits, and the Kanzaki River flows from east to west.

Neighboring municipalities

Osaka Prefecture


Suita has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Suita is 15.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1475 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.6 °C.[2]


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Suita has risen steadily over the past century.

Historical population


The area of the modern city of Suita was within ancient Settsu Province, and has been continuously inhabited since the Japanese Paleolithic period. In 785 AD, Wake no Kiyomaro constructed a canal between the Yodo River and the Kanzaki River in what is now Suita, and from the Heian period, the area was occupied by shōen landed estates of the nobility and the imperial family. In the Edo Period, it was divided between estates directly controlled by Tokugawa shogunate and those controlled by the Imperial family. The village of Suita was established with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1896 the area became part of Mishima District, Osaka. Suita was raised to town status on April 1, 1898 and to city status on January 1, 1940. The city was the site of Expo '70, a World's Fair held in 1970. On April 1, 2001 Suita was designated a Special city with increased local autonomy.


Suita has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 36 members. Suita contributes four members to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Osaka 7th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.


Suita is a regional commercial center and distribution hub for northern Osaka. Due to its proximity to the Osaka metropolitan area, it is also a commuter town. The city also has a growing and very diverse industrial base.

Major companies and industries



Primary and secondary education

Suita has 38 public elementary schools and 18 public middle schools operated by the city government and one elementary school and one junior high school operated by Osaka City. Suita has five public high schools operated by the Osaka Prefectural Department of Education. There are also two private combined middle/high schools and one private high school. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.



JR Kishibe Station

JR WestJR Kyōto Line

JR WestOsaka Higashi Line

Hankyu Railway Hankyu Kyoto Line

Hankyu Railway Hankyu Senri Line

Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway

Osaka Metro - Midosuji Line

Osaka Monorail - Main Line

Osaka Monorail - Saito Line


Sister and friendship cities

Suita was involved in Bankstown's first international Sister City in March 1989.[6]

Local attractions


Notable residents of Suita


  1. ^ "Suita city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Suita climate data
  3. ^ Suita population statistics
  4. ^ [1]" Retrieved on February 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "吹田市|吹田市の姉妹都市・友好都市について教えてください。". Archived from the original on 2017-02-22.
  6. ^ "Bankstown's Sister Cities (PDF)." Retrieved on July 20, 2007.
  7. ^ 一般財団法人大阪国際児童文学振興財団. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  8. ^ 大阪日本民芸館. Retrieved 10 April 2018.