Takehara has a 350-year history, spanning a period when the its merchants were leading makers of salt and sake in Japan. Today you can see their old houses as well as the many public buildings erected with the town’s wealth, including old shrines and temples. Take a relaxing stroll through Takehara and enjoy a walk through time.
Takehara is a cultural city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2019, it had an estimated population of 24,496 and a population density of 207 persons per km². The total area is 118.23 km²