Historically preserved area of Takehara, is known as Little Kyoto of Aki (former name of Hiroshima)

The streets still retain the atmosphere of the late Edo era (1603-1868)

The area was prosperous as a manor which belonged to the influential Shimogamo Shinto Shrine of Kyoto during the Heian era (710-794). That is why the town is called Little Kyoto. The atmosphere from those days is well preserved. There are lots of photo spots, such as wealthy merchant residences which ran salt farms and sake breweries, traditional stone paved streets, temples with a long history and alleys with nostalgic tastes.


Twenty minutes from Kochi IC

Fifteen-minute walk from Takehara JR station


ADDRESS:The vicinity of San-chome, Honmachi, Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture