Takahashi, Okayama

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View of Downtown Takahashi, Okayama, from Atago Bridge
View of Downtown Takahashi, Okayama, from Atago Bridge
Flag of Takahashi
Official seal of Takahashi
Location of Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture
Takahashi is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
 • Mayor Takanori Kondo (since October 2010)
 • Total 547.01 km2 (211.20 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 31,556
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Tree Pinus densiflora
 • Flower Cherry blossom
 • Bird Megaceryle lugubris
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
City hall address 2043 Matsubara-dori, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken
Website www.city.takahashi.okayama.jp

Takahashi (高梁市, Takahashi-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1954.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,556, with 14,519 households and a population density of 58 persons per km².[1] The total area is 547.01 km².

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle overlooks the town. Another significant location is Raikyū-ji, a Buddhist temple with a historic garden.

On October 1, 2004, Takahashi absorbed the town of Ukan (from Jōbō District), and the towns of Nariwa, Kawakami and Bitchū (all from Kawakami District) to become the new and expanded city of Takahashi. Kawakami District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

Takahashi City Hall


In 2014, the city of Takahashi sponsored production of an anime series, Ai Tenchi Muyo!, to promote tourism to the region.[2]


  1. ^ "Official website of Takahashi city" (in Japanese). Japan: Takahashi City. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "New Tenchi Muyo! Series Announced to Promote Tourism". Anime News Network. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2015-07-05.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ 岡山, (日本) DISCOVER OKAYAMA OF JAPAN. "Takahashi | (日本) DISCOVER OKAYAMA OF JAPAN 岡山". okayama-japan.jp. Archived from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-10-01.