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Walking through History: The Historic Buildings of Takehara



7. January. 2019

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Takehara’s nickname of Little Kyoto makes sense, certainly when the town is viewed from above, with the tiled roofs spread out below, or when exploring the twisting lanes of the old city. The families in the salt trade built their homes on the east side of the Honkawa, and although the trade eventually fell by the wayside, the mansions and gardens of the merchant barons remain. In recent years, city fathers and local NPOs have stepped in to preserve the old town and its unique architecture.

Walking through History: The Historic Buildings of Takehara


  • The Matsuzaka Residence
  • First Post Office
  • Horikawa
  • The Preserved Old Town
  • Saihoji
  • Ebisudo
  • Taketsuru Brewery

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