Takehara ( is a 竹原市 Takehara-shi) city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1958.
As of 2009, the city has an estimated
population of 29,093 and a population density of 246 persons per km². The total area is 118.30 km².
Ōkunoshima, the island where a poison gas plant of the Imperial Japanese Army was located, belongs to Takehara.
Occupying a strategic location on the
Seto Inland Sea, it became renowned as a port city in the Muromachi period and then flourished as a centre of the salt industry in the latter days of the Edo period. More recently, it has styled itself as 'The Little Kyoto of Aki' and the Special Historical District of old warehouses was selected as one of Japan's '100 Most Scenic Towns'.
Tourism [ edit ]
Museums [ edit ]
Mountains and islands [ edit ]
Little Kyoto of Aki Province [ edit ]
Hot springs [ edit ]
[15 ] Bamboo Joy Highland
Festivals [ edit ]
(April) [17 ] Nika Renge Matsuri
(April) [18 ] Take Matsuri
(May) [19 ] Tadanoumi Gion Matsuri
(July) [20 ] Takehara Tanabata Matsuri
(July) [21 ] Tadanoumi Tenjin Yoichi
(July) [22 ] Takehara Sumiyoshi Matsuri
(August) [23 ] Takehara Summer Festival Fireworks
(August) [24 ] Fukuda Shishimai
(October) [25 ] Machinami Takeakari
(October) [26 ] Takehara Ekiden
(October) [27 ] Rabbit Cross Country
(November) [28 ] Futamado-myojin-sai
(February) [29 ]
Sister cities [ edit ]
Takehara has a sister city relationship with
Damyang in South Korea.
Notable people from Takehara [ edit ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
Takehara is the setting for the slice-of-life anime series
. Tamayura [31 ]
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