A water transport site that flourished in an age without railroads

The remains of a landing place for takasebune flatboats in the Katsuyama district symbolize the history and tradition of Katsuyama town. They stretch to the northern part of Okayama prefecture.
Stone paving extending about 1km remains at this site. As a northern landing site for water transport on the Asahi River, this site supported a massive amount of transport until 1925 (the 14th year of the Taisho era).
The takasebune flatboats were an important part of the important traffic that connected Setouchi and the inland. However, they went into decline due to railway openings and flood disasters, and they completely disappeared in 1934.
However, the historic value of this landing place was recognized, and it was designated as a townscape preservation district in 1985.