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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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“boat ride” (10 reviews)
“edo period” (10 reviews)
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Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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"day trip"
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"boat ride"
in 10 reviews
"edo period"
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"old town"
in 12 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 7 reviews
"historical area"
in 12 reviews
"local train"
in 7 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 5 reviews
"stone bridges"
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"old style"
in 7 reviews
"quaint shops"
in 3 reviews
"the main road"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"jr station"
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"museum of art"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The whole town is well organized & dedicated for retrospect lovers. Beautifully arranged white-colored streets, small survenir shops, Creek boat & rickshaw would make you think that you have time-travelled to an old era. The cafes offer quality coffee & sweets. Specialty jeans are also.sold....More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Okayama on 18 June when the earthquake happened. As all the trains to Osaka have stopped, we went to Kurashiki as the local train was not affected. This is very close to Okayama and we spent the morning walking around the area....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the tranquility and beauty it has to offer. Visit the many small shops here and you might surprise yourself with something you like. Stop for a minute at the many peddlers who spread their wares...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend to spend an afternoon here walking around those small shops and take in the tranquility of the area. You can see lots of local neighbor sketching and painting alongside the river. Handicraft, cafe, arts, traditional shops.... everything in one place

Thank Minion326
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice area which really feels like what the old Japan may have been like. Not surrounded by high rises which usually ruins these areas. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Colum S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Kurashiki is only 15 minutes by train from Okayama. Bikan is accessible 10 minutes walking from the station. The place is absolutely stunning. The narrow streets, little shops and restaurants has amazing climate. I recommend this place to anyone who want's to see a little...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Buy a boat ticket early if you want to have the boat ride. Foods or restaurant around that area are quiet delicious and can take a rest. A full day will be required for this place. Please check weather forecast before proceeding. Have a nice...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We visited as a day trip from Hiroshima. In the morning we went to the Korakuen Garden in Okayama. After lunch, we took the train to Kurashiki. From the station we walked to the historic district. We enjoyed looking at the old buildings along the...More

1  Thank Coellum
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Nice historical area.There is a possibility to take a boat tour/cruise along the "canal". Also rickshaw rides are offered around the area. This place has a nice atmosphere and I imagine it to be spectacular at dusk and nighttime. If you are into history, architecture...More

Thank KalleUs
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

It’s an easy day trip to Kurashiki fromOkayama. In a day we wandered around the historic quarter which is very pretty if rather touristy. But the highlight for me was the Ohara Art Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to see samples of work from...More

Thank YvonneT
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