Nishiyoshino (西吉野村, Nishiyoshino-mura) was a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 3,673 and a density of 39.98 persons per km2. The total area was 91.88 km2.

On September 25, 2005, Nishiyoshino, along with the village of Ōtō (also from Yoshino District), was merged into the expanded city of Gojō.[1]

During the Northern and Southern Courts period of Japanese history (1336 to 1392), three emperors of the Southern Court - Emperor Go-Daigo, Emperor Go-Murakami, and Emperor Go-Kameyama are believed to have stayed in the Imperial Villa in the Anō area of Nishiyoshino.

Nishiyoshino is well known in Japan for its persimmon.


  1. ^ "総務省|令和2年版 地方財政白書|資料編 〔附属資料〕 昭和60年度以降の市町村合併の実績" [Record of Municipal Mergers Since Showa 60]. 総務省 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2024-02-28.