Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki

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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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  • Very charming place. Now I know why they call it a little Kyoto. Small but good place to have a good walk. A wonderful experience 
    Very charming place. Now I know why they call it a little Kyoto. Small but good place to have a good walk. A wonderful experience  more »
  • The place is just spectacular and makes you think you've slipped back in time. Achi shrine, Ohara Museum, and Ivy Square are all located within the area. There are many restaurants that serve local... 
    The place is just spectacular and makes you think you've slipped back in time. Achi shrine, Ohara Museum, and Ivy Square are all located within the area. There are many restaurants that serve local...  more »
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  • Would definitely recommend going to this place during golden hour so you can feel the vibe and old era. You'll get immersed into the old days. I wish shops are still open during night time as it looks better and way vibey during that time. Nightlife is amazing here, long quiet walk will be nice here
  • We enjoyed our time visiting the district. Took the little boat ride. Wish I knew the language, so I could understand the history that was shared on the ride. It was still pleasant. Denim street is small but so cute.

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