Sep 06, 2018 Attraction Takehara

Takehara Sea Station,the Entrance to the Sea of Takehara

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Takehara Sea Station, which was renovated and reopened in 2014, is a building with restaurants and souvenir shops, as well as a platform to board the ferry from Takehara to Osakikamijima Island. It’s a bit of a distance away from the Takehara city center, but look out for the white and blue building on National Route 185.  It’s the entrance to the sea of Takehara, and a great place to visit. It’s a bit far from Takehara station, but they operate free buses, so you don’t need a car.

Facility Information

Takehara Sea Station
Address 4-2-24 Minatomachi,Takehara (map)
Closest Station 5mins by car from JR Kure Line Takehara Station
Open 8:00a.m.-7:00p.m.
Closed Every 3rd Wed
12/31, 1/1-3
Website Official Website

The Concept of Takehara Sea Station

Takehara city is situated right in the middle of southern Hiroshima Prefecture. It once prospered through its salt fields and alcohol industry, and since it faces the Seto Inland Sea, it has received all the blessings of the ocean. To promote the appeal of Takehara, the souvenir corner in the building has a lot of Takehara specialties, and you can also experience the local flavors at the restaurant on the upper floor.

List of the Shops in Takehara Sea Station

Here’s a list of all the facilities they have!

Restaurant: Blue Harbor

On the 3rd floor is Italian Restaurant Blue Harbor. You can look straight out from the restaurant to the sea, so you can enjoy some casual food while experiencing the beautiful scenery.

Italian Restaurant Blue Harbor
Open 11:30a.m.- 4:00p.m.
6:00a.m.- 9:30p.m.(LO9:00p.m.)
Website Official Website

The Ferry Wating Room

Located right next to the boarding platform for the ferry to Osakikamijima, you can look out at the ferryboats going to and fro. The ferry waiting roomis located on the first floor of the Sea Station. The AC is always on, so it’s a comfortable place to wait in summer and winter.

Souvenir Shop

The Souvenir shop is on the same floor as the ferry wating room. In addition to Takehara products, they also have products made with the Hiroshima specialty of lemons, and all the usual souvenirs.

Eat-in Space

In the corner of the souvenir shop is the eat-in corner, where you can eat the food you’ve purchased from the shop. The shop sells drinks, as well as things like shaved ice, so if you get thirsty, it’s a great place to take a break.

View from The Terraced Deck

When you go from the front entrance through the ferry wating room, you’ll come out onto the deck. It’s right by the sea. You can get an up-close view of the ferryboats going to and from the island. Right next to it is a panel with information on the anime Tamayura, which is set in Takehara, and there’s also a spot to take photos. 

This is the photo spot next to the carpark. You can see the ocean in the background. Why not use it to take some photos?

Enjoy the Food and Scenery

It’s only been a few years since Takehara Sea Station was renovated and reopened, and it’s a great place to visit when you’re in Takehara. Roadside Stations are generally where people go to get souvenirs, but at the Sea Station, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Seto Inland Sea! While drooling over the Inland Sea’s fresh seafood, the seasonal fruits, and the delicious meals, you’ll want to experience the scenery as well!