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View of Downtown Takahashi, Okayama, from Atago Bridge
Location of Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639Coordinates: 34°47′29″N 133°36′59″E / 34.79139°N 133.61639°E / 34.79139; 133.61639
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
 • MayorTakanori Kondo (since October 2010)
 • Total547.01 km2 (211.20 sq mi)
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total31,556
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2043 Matsubara-dori, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken
BirdMegaceryle lugubris
FlowerCherry blossom
TreePinus densiflora

Takahashi (高梁市, Takahashi-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1954. As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,556, with 14,519 households and a population density of 58 persons per km².[1] The total area is 547.01 km².

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle overlooks the town. Another significant location is Raikyū-ji, a Buddhist temple with an historic garden.

On October 1, 2004, Takahashi absorbed the town of Ukan (from Jōbō District), and the towns of Nariwa, Kawakami and Bitchū (all from Kawakami District) to become the new and expanded city of Takahashi. Kawakami District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

Takahashi City Hall
Takahashi City Hall


In 2014, the city of Takahashi sponsored production of an anime series, Ai Tenchi Muyo!, to promote tourism to the region.[2]


  1. ^ "Official website of Takahashi city" (in Japanese). Japan: Takahashi City. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "New Tenchi Muyo! Series Announced to Promote Tourism". Anime News Network. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2015-07-05.

  1. ^ 岡山, (日本) DISCOVER OKAYAMA OF JAPAN. "Takahashi | (日本) DISCOVER OKAYAMA OF JAPAN 岡山". Archived from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-10-01.