Takehara has been known as the "Little Kyoto in Aki", with its history of flourishing as the manor for the Kyoto Shimogamo Shrine, since the Heian Period.
In the cityscape preservation districts of the upper and lower city, estates used in salt production and brewing in the early Edo Period, as well as historical temples from the period, have been preserved just as they were.
This city’s relaxed serenity and atmosphere spanning generations calms the hearts and minds of all those who come here. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the history of Takehara.