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Takehara, Hiroshima
Takehara

Takehara city hall
Takehara city hall
Flag of Takehara
Flag
Official seal of Takehara
Emblem
Location of Takehara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Takehara in Hiroshima Prefecture
Takehara is located in Japan
Takehara
Takehara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°20?N 132°55?E / 34.333°N 132.917°E / 34.333; 132.917Coordinates: 34°20?N 132°55?E / 34.333°N 132.917°E / 34.333; 132.917
CountryJapan
RegionCh?goku (San'y?)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Area
 o Total118.3 km2 (45.7 sq mi)
Population
(October 2016)
 o Total26,035
 o Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Symbols
 o TreeBamboo
 o FlowerUme
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address5-1-35 Takehara Chuo, Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
725-8666
Websitewww.city.takehara.lg.jp

Takehara (, Takehara-shi) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1958.

As of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 26,035 and a population density of 220 persons per km². The total area is 118.30 km².

?kunoshima, the island where a poison gas plant of the Imperial Japanese Army was located, belongs to Takehara.

Occupying a strategic location on the Seto Inland Sea, it became renowned as a port city in the Muromachi period and then flourished as a centre of the salt industry in the latter days of the Edo period. More recently, it has styled itself as "The Little Kyoto of Aki" and the Special Historical District of old warehouses was selected as one of Japan's "100 Most Scenic Towns".[]

Tourism

Museums

Mountains and islands

Little Kyoto of Aki Province

Hot springs

  • Yusaka Onsen-kyo[15]
  • Bamboo Joy Highland[16]

Festivals

  • Miyakoto Matsuri[17] (April)
  • Nika Renge Matsuri[18] (April)
  • Take Matsuri[19] (May)
  • Tadanoumi Gion Matsuri[20] (July)
  • Takehara Tanabata Matsuri[21] (July)
  • Tadanoumi Tenjin Yoichi[22] (July)
  • Takehara Sumiyoshi Matsuri[23] (August)
  • Takehara Summer Festival Fireworks[24] (August)
  • Fukuda Shishimai[25] (October)
  • Machinami Takeakari[26] (October)
  • Takehara Ekiden[27] (October)
  • Rabbit Cross Country[28] (November)
  • Futamado-myojin-sai[29] (February)

Transportation

Railways

There are two main lines running through Takehara Station. There is the West Japan Railway Company and the Kure Line.

Sister cities

Takehara has a sister city relationship with Damyang in South Korea.[]

Notable people

In popular culture

Takehara is the setting for the slice-of-life anime series Tamayura.[31]

References

External links


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