Roadside station Takehara was opened in 2010, located at the entrance to the Townscape Reservation District, where features a restaurant, market, and tourist information center. Local farmers, craft makers, and sake brewers bring their own products and specialty daily to offer at the market. The restaurant offers uniquely arranged French cuisines cooked with fresh ingredients produced in the surrounding area. 竹原の特産品、竹原の地酒、竹原の竹細工など、「竹原ならでは」の逸品が勢ぞろい。竹原の特産品、竹原の地酒、竹原の竹細工など、「竹原ならでは」の逸品が勢ぞろい。
Takehara was flourished as a center of salt and sake production between the 17th and 19th century. Its old town is known as "Little Kyoto" due to the number of traditional wooden buildings preserved, where takes visitors back to the old days of the Edo era.
Saihouji Temple is popular film shooting spot, it is located at the highest spot in the preservation district where you can command a spectacular view of the cityscape of Takehara.
Take a 25-minutes ride from Takehara Port and you will meet hundreds of wild rabbits as soon as you land the island. Okunoshima Island is a small island, called “Rabbit Island” in a circumference of 4.2km with beautiful beaches and an incredible view of the inland sea from its summit. You can interact with the rabbits by feeding them. It is a part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park which contains accommodation facilities, a camp site, a hot spring, local delicacies and a visitor center.