Nijo consists of two neighboring mountains with peaks at 515m
and 474m above sea-level. Mt. Nijo is otherwise known as 'Futakamiyama'
which means twin mountains. This mountain is worshiped by
local people as a gateway to heaven. Looking from the Asuka
area, the sun dropping behind Mt. Nijo as it sets is an extremely
(Taima Town Hall)
2-hour walk from Kintetsu Taimadera Station to the peak of
sumo museum is quite rare in Japan. The museum includes a
life-sized Sumo ring and audience seats as well as displays
featuring precious sumo-related items. 0745-48-4611 / 8:30
- 17:00 / Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and national holidays.
(When a Wednesday falls on a national holiday, the following
Thursday is off.)
5-minute walk from Kintetsu Taimadera Station.
|Famous for its
Temple is rich in precious Buddhist images. These include
a three-storied pagoda, designated as an important cultural
asset, a 'sitting statue of Miroku' and 'standing statues
of Shitenno.' From the end of April to mid-May, the tree peonies
are in full bloom, attracting many visitors.
/ 9:00 - 17:00 / Open 7 days a week
(subject to change when special events are held.) Admission
fee for the garden 300
15-minute walk from Kintetsu Taimadera Station
of Yamato Plain and Kawachi Plain.
Katsuragi is a smooth mountain rising to 960m above sea-level.
On a clear day there is a full view of Yamato and Kawachi
plains from the top. Different aspects of the mountain reveal
themselves with the changing seasons - azaleas are in full
bloom in May and pampas grass covers the entire mountain slopes
in fall. A nature trail is, approx. 3km long, situated at
the mountain top for those interested in wild plants or bird
(Gose City Commerce, Industry and Tourism Divn.) / Open 7
days a week
bus No. 80 or 88 from Kintetsu Gose Station and get off at
Katsuragisan Ropeway Mae. Take the Ropeway to the mountain