Takehara city hall
Location of Takehara in Hiroshima Prefecture
|o Total||118.3 km2 (45.7 sq mi)|
|o Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||5-1-35 Takehara Chuo, Takehara-shi, Hiroshima-ken|
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".
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