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Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
Ways to Experience Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Upon entering the area, we immediately felt that this place is on the touristy side. Lots of group tours came with huge buses and equivalently, there were lots of souvenirs and snack shops catering to these hoards of tourists. The souvenir shops were lined on...More

Thank Kumaboo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can literally see the old quarter (basically souvenir and icecream shops along a 200m canal) within 20 minutes. How some guidebooks describe the area as the Japanese Amsterdam is beyond me. Only go if you are in the area, otherwise not worth the travel.

1  Thank SvenMl
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Very crowded town, mostly Japanese tourists. I definitely found it worth the visit. The town looks beautiful and the atmosphere is very nice and cozy.

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Kurashiki is a city on Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. It is known for its centuries old wooden buildings, its characteristically Japanese white walls and the willow trees lining the banks of the Kurashiki River. It is very picturesque, but very touristic with many shops selling...More

Thank masterecho
Reviewed 29 July 2018

岡山の友人から「倉敷の美観地区は西日本豪雨で無傷なのに、観光客が激減して困っている」と連絡がありました。 急遽訪問すると、現地も、現地までの交通機関も何の影響もなく、フォトジェニックな町並みが待っていてくれました。 訪問は4回目ですが、話の通り観光客は驚くほど少なく、こんなに空いている美観地区ははじめて。写真を撮りながらゆっくり巡ることができるので、旅行の予定がある人はキャンセルせずに、ぜひ訪れてください。 A friend from Okayama contacted me, "The beautiful district of Kurashiki is intact in the western Japan torrential rain, but the tourists are suffering from a sharp decline." Upon a sudden visit, photogeneric townscapes were waiting for us, no localities, no transportation...More

1  Thank Cruiser811771
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Thank irisktto
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank baccus60
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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
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.

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Heidi E
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Response from SvenMl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, still 500¥ but the canal is only around 200m long. Don't waste your money..