The former samurai residences from the Edo Period still remain at the old castle town of the feudal lords of the Oka Domain.
Taketa City is located in central Kyushu.
It is surrounded by the green of Mt. Aso and the Kuju mountain range．
Nature is beautiful in every season.
Visitors can relax in the atmosphere of romantic historical heritage, enjoy top hot springs, wide open prairies and the rich natural landscape, which benefits fine food products.
20,000 bamboo lanterns illuminate the castle town.
The festival is held every year in November.
For tourist information and accommodation reservations, please feel free to contact the
Taketa City Tourism Association
Published by the Taketa City Department for Tourism, Industry and Commerce