- The city where traditional Japanese life can still be seen.
- Time travel to Edo period!
- It’s even fun to get lost !
- A sacred hidden place in Takehara
The city where traditional Japanese life can still be seen.
The closest station is the JR Kure line, Takehara station. You can get here by limousine bus from Hiroshima Airport in about 30 minutes, but I recommend using the train, because you can view the beautiful scenery of the Inland sea. It takes about 1hour by bus and train and you’ll see the word “Okaerinasai”at the station of Takehara when you arrive. Whisper “Okaerinasai”to yourself so that you can enjoy sightseeing in Takehara with a peaceful mind.
Time travel to Edo period!
Let’s walk for about 15 minutes from Takehara station to Takehara’s most famous and preserved district. You can see old housing that was once owned by merchants who manufactured salt and brewed sake.
Some of the buildings are used as offices and souvenir shops that sell traditional Takehara crafts. You’ll also find some cozy cafes, where you can relax.
It’s even fun to get lost !
There are so many small roads in Takehara that you feel like you are traveling in the world of the Japan’s Edo period! You’ll find cats here just as easily as you would in Venice, Italy. You’ll commonly see them sleeping under the sun.
After passing through the small roads, you’ll see the Kodo where the god of business is enshrined. Let’s pray for success in business!
A sacred hidden place in Takehara
Takehara is actually famous for its locations that have appeared in TV dramas and anime. The anime called“Tamayura,”that will be televised starting the second half of August, modeled the city of Takehara in their work.“Toki wo kakeru shojo”, directed by Obayashi, and NHK’s TV drama, “massan”also modeled Takehara. You’ll find some fun anime/drama related events where you can enjoy okonomiyaki and whisky that were used in the TV shows and movies. Come and feel the same atmosphere that your favorite characters/TV stars did.
1-1-10 Chuo, Takehara city, Hiroshima Pref.