Nose, Osaka


Location of Nose in Osaka Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°58′N 135°25′E / 34.967°N 135.417°E / 34.967; 135.417Coordinates: 34°58′N 135°25′E / 34.967°N 135.417°E / 34.967; 135.417
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
District Toyono
  Mayor Kazuhiro Naka
  Total 98.68 km2 (38.10 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2009)
  Total 11,839
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 28 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 2009, the town has an estimated population of 11,839 and a density of 120 persons per km². The total area is 98.68 km².

"Noma Keyaki" in Nose

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

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.[2]


  1. Osaka Toyono County: Noma Keyaki (in Japanese; google translation)
  2. J. Newmark, Yamadaya Daisuke’s 1837 Nose Movement, Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal v. 22 (2014), p. 8-28

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