Takehara Historical Preservation District

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Takehara Historical Preservation District, which is also known as Hiroshima's "Little Kyoto" is a district in Takehara city which has kept many traditional Japanese buildings such as breweries other various merchant stores and houses. Perhaps the most famous feature of this district is it is the home to the father of Japanese whiskey Taketsuru Masataka, where he opened the first whiskey distillery in Japan. The Takehara area is also famous for the making of salt, and the salt production industry thrived during the Edo period. Take a stroll around old Japan in this quaint little district and get a taste of the old life!

Photograph provided by Hiroshima Prefecture

1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
Honmachi 3 chome, Takehara City, Hiroshima
725-0022 広島県竹原市本町三丁目
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Admisson Fee
JPY0 / Adult

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5 out of 5 stars

Great spot!! Takehara has not yet spread. If you are interested in Japanese historical culture and historical beautiful scenery, you must go Takehara city. You can eat Japanese local foods and stay in Japanese accommodation facilities. Say again, Takehara has not spread, so you can go now!


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