Stroll through Takehara’s beautifully preserved townscape
Takehara serves as the gateway to Ōkunoshima Island but is also a destination in its own right thanks to its beautifully preserved architecture.
This small port was once an important salt production center and much of it is now protected as the Takehara Townscape Preservation Area. It’s a lovely place to stroll, with charismatic old buildings and a number of museums where you can learn about the town’s 350-year history and traditional life.
Takehara is also famed for its sake, with a handful of famous breweries where you can taste the finished product.
Takehara Townscape Preservation Area