Takehara (Japanese: 竹原市) is a middle town within Hiroshima prefecture in the Chūgoku region.
In the city there is a fishing harbour. With its 5 train stations, Takehara is connected to regional rail.
Famous persons connected with Takehara are Masataka Taketsuru (1894 - 1979), Sanyou Rai (1780 - 1832) and Hayato Ikeda (1899 - 1965).
Top destinations for your sightseeing are the Preservation district (jap. 町並み保存地区) throughout the year and the Okuno-island (jap. 大久野島) throughout the year.
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1690 and is named Yoshii-tei.
Attention please! The Takehara Summer fireworks will take place. There will be 3.000 rockets shot into the air. You can best watch the venue from the J-POWER (Power development) ground.
Onsen / Hot spring
Wellness and health? In Takehara no Problem. The hot spring Yuzaka is recognized for its positive effect on Neuralgia and invites you to relax. The address is Nishino-cho Nishi-yuzaka 445. In addition, the city is blessed with the other hot spring Seto which helps among others at Neuralgia. Go for this to Tadanoumi-cho Okuno-shima.
What Takehara travellers should culinary try is Takahara-potato octopus curry. The Way station Takehara in Honmachi 1-1-1 offers this delicious treat. Takahara-potato octopus curry is another delicacy. Gourmets can eat this in the Soryo-an (Address: Shimono-cho 3181-1).
Do you already own a souvenir from Takehara? You could buy for example Take-no-mai, available in Suehiro-do.
Discover the cherry blossom in Takehara from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the General park Bamboo Joy Highland (jap. 総合公園バンブー・ジョイ・ハイランド).