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A stroll along the river among intriguing old houses belonging to merchants and scholars in Takehara Townscape Preservation Area will take you straight to the Edo period. Developed as an important salt-panning area in the mid-17th century, the district once produced up to 17,000 tons (37.5 million pounds) of salt annually for Kyoto and Tokyo. Wooden facades, while walls, and tiny terraces take you back to the early modern times, where advanced architectural techniques helped build impressive houses for prosperous and industrious citizens. Visit a local brewery, also the home of a famous Japanese "sake" maker, or see mini galleries displaying bamboo crafts and ceramics. Plan to visit Takehara Townscape Preservation Area and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Takehara attractions using our Takehara trip builder tool.
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Takehara Townscape Preservation Area reviews
It was super quiet when I was there, only a few people on the streets if any. And the museum and residences you can go in to (for a fee) weren't really worth it. Only liked the temple in the hills...
It was super quiet when I was there, only a few people on the streets if any. And the museum and residences you can go in to (for a fee) weren't really worth it. Only liked the temple in the hills... more »
This can be a place to be if you want to see, smell, and taste Japanese history. The houses are well preserved. The sake winery is functional. I even drank free sake inside a sake store. A must-see...
This can be a place to be if you want to see, smell, and taste Japanese history. The houses are well preserved. The sake winery is functional. I even drank free sake inside a sake store. A must-see... more »
Takehara Town --- a nicely preserved small town in the south costal line of Hiroshima Prefecture, which is well connected to stories like Salt-farming, Whiskey, Bamboo arts, and even is the hometown of a former Japanese Prime Minister.
It was very far from the station and everything except for one cafe was closed due to the state of emergency. There were just a lot of old buildings that can be found in other places in Japan. Only stayed for an hour at this station. Wouldn't recommend to make a special stop for this place.
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