Nose, Osaka

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Coordinates: 34°58′N135°25′E / 34.967°N 135.417°E / 34.967; 135.417 Coordinates: 34°58′N135°25′E / 34.967°N 135.417°E / 34.967; 135.417
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
District Toyono
  MayorKazuhiro Naka
  Total98.68 km2 (38.10 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2016)
  Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address28 Shukuno, Nose-chō, Toyono-gun, Osaka-fu

Nose (能勢町, Nose-chō) (Japanese pronunciation:  [nose] ) is a town situated in Toyono District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.


As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 9,971 and a density of 100 persons per km² (262/sq mi). The total area is 98.68 km² (38.1 sq mi).

"Noma Keyaki" in Nose Zelkova serrata Noma keyaki01.jpg
"Noma Keyaki" in Nose

Nose is noted for the "Noma Keyaki", a 1,000-year-old Keyaki tree, 25 m tall (82 ft), 11.95 m (39.2 ft) trunk circumference. [1]


People lived in Nose area in the Jomon Period, (ca. 10,000 BCE – ca. 300 BCE). Nose's ancient name is Kusaka Village. It is mentioned in the Nihon Shoki, completed in 720 CE. [2]

In 1837, there was an important peasant revolt in Nose, in the context of the Tenpō famine (1833-1839), some months after Ōshio Heihachirō’s riot. [3]


Nose is surrounded in all directions, including Mount Miyama (791m) [4] and Mount Kenpi (784m). Besides, many streams, Yamabe, Hitokuraohroji, Noma and Tajiri Rivers flow in the Inagawa River basin, and Katsura River also flow in the town.



No train stations locate at Nose. The nearest station is Yamashita Station, Kawanishi, Hyōgo.


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  1. Osaka Toyono County: Noma Keyaki (in Japanese; google translation)
  2. "Sightseeing Spots | Nose Town Tourism & Local Products". Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  3. J. Newmark, Yamadaya Daisuke’s 1837 Nose Movement, Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal v. 22 (2014), p. 8-28
  4. "Nose Town Tourism & Local Products". Retrieved 2020-05-02.