Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Gose City

Head of City Government

Mr. Yutaka Higashigawa, Mayor
Assumed mayoralty of Gose City
(fourth term) in June 2008




60.58 km2 (as of October 2024)


23,640 (as of January 2024)
Men: 11,084 Women: 12,556


Nominal: JPY79.1 billion, Real: JPY --- billion (both FY2019)

Upper tier

Nara Prefecture

Geographic features

Gose City is located in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture, on the southeastern end of the Yamato Plain. The north side of the city is fertile, flat farmland. The south side of the city is covered by gently rolling hills. To the west, the imposing Kongo and Katsuragi mountains rise to more than 1,000 meters above sea level. Clear springwater from both mountains eventually forms the Katsuragi and Soga rivers, flowing northward to provide life-giving moisture to the lush countryside.

Main industries

Pharmaceutical manufacture, footwear manufacture, agriculture, etc.


City tree: Camphor tree
City flower: Azalea

Number of visitors

650,000 (2022)

Official website

Sources: Official website of Gose City; Geospatial Information Authority of Japan website

(As of March, 2024)