Gōshōji, also called “Kohama Gobō,” is a temple of the Honganji school of the Jōdo Shinshū sect of Buddhism. It played a pivotal role in the development of Kohama, a semi-fortified town built around the temple. Since the town was an important transport hub, many samurai warlords passed through here. Toyotomi Hideyoshi is said to have stayed with Sen no Rikyū on the way to Arima Onsen. Toyotomi Hidetsugu, a nephew of Hideyoshi fell in love with Kame, a daughter of the chief priest of the temple, and took her in as a concubine.
History, culture (Temples)
|Address||5-5-12 Kohama, Takarazuka Directions|
|Access||Take the Hanshin Bus from Hankyu/JR Takarazuka Station, get off at Kohama stop, and walk 1 min.|
|Parking||No parking available|
|Wi-Fi||No free Wi-Fi access on premises|
|Foreign language assistance||