Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki

Stroll through history at Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, a nostalgic neighborhood characterized by its Edo Period architecture, weeping willows, and stone bridges. This historical district rose to importance in the 17th century, when Kurashiki represented a significant stop along the rice distribution route. Take a scenic boat ride along the Kurashiki River to take in views of centuries-old villas along its banks, and be sure to stop by the quarter's many souvenir shops and local cafes after taking in the sights. Use our Kurashiki online trip planner to arrange your visit to Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and other attractions in Kurashiki.
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  • I went to okayama to see the garden. It's a great place to stay if you're looking for a place to stay. There are many souvenir shops and coffee restaurants.
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  • Until about nine o'clock, there were hardly any people, and I was able to take a picture in the composition i wanted. If you want to leave a nice photo, i recommend going out a little early.
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  • Great place to visit to get a feel for historic Japanese Architecture and streets. It's a beautiful neighborhood full of renovated old houses, shops and restaurants. It is extremely walkable and most of the streets are closed to cars at certain times. There are lots of great places to stay as well.
  • Small quaint town. Nice visit if you are in the area like Okayama. Nice place to walk around the canal and old homes. If possible, try to get there early morning to avoid tour bus groups. Also, visit Ohara Museum of Art. Very surprised in the selection. Didn't plan on staying long, maybe less than an hour. I think I stayed almost 2 hrs.
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