Photo: DSCN3808 – Tamago Moffle / CC BY-SA 2.0


Photo: DSCN3808 – Tamago Moffle / CC BY-SA 2.0
Paul Hackshaw   - 1 min read

Gose city was formed in 1958, has an estimated population of 33,000 people. Some of the more notable locations in Gose include:

  • Kamotsuwa Shrine
  • Kamoyamaguchi Shrine
  • Takakamo Shrine
  • Katsuragi Hitokotonushi Shrine
  • Mount Yamato-Katsuragi (959.2 m)
  • Inorinotaki waterfall
  • Bodaiji temple
  • Fushimi-Hachiman Shrine
  • Kunimi Castle ruins site

Gose is a small provincial city in a rather rural part of the prefecture close to Mt Kongo (popular for hiking) and Mt. Yamato Katsuragi. Its main selling points are its closeness to natural scenery, hiking, and many waterfalls (Inorinotaki). It is served by the Kintetsu Gose line, the JR Wakayama line and is close to Katsuragi and Yamato-Takada-shi.

Paul Hackshaw

Paul Hackshaw @paul.hackshaw

I'm 49 years young and come from Auckland, New Zealand. I have now lived in Japan about 25 years, almost the entire time has been spent in the Kansai area. I originally lived in Takamatsu, Kagawa prefecture in 1987 and then moved to Osaka. Spending a few years in Osaka and when I married I moved ...