Kurashiki

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  • Kurashiki A Historic City In The Okayama Prefecture

  • Kurashiki A Historic City In The Okayama Prefecture

  • Kurashiki Old Merchant Quarter Warehouse

  • Kurashiki Historical Area Called Bikan

  • Kurashiki Old Merchant Quarter Warehouse

  • Kurashiki Old Merchant Quarter Called Bikan Historical Area

  • Kurashiki Old Merchant Quarter Warehouses

  • Kurashiki Old Merchant Quarter Warehouses

  • Kurashiki Hotel Ivy Square

  • Kurashiki Historical Quarter

  • Kurashiki Historical Quarter

  • Kurashiki City View From Achi Shrine

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Facts & Figures

The city Kurashiki is located in the Okayama Prefecture with an population of app. 477.000 and an total area of 354.71 square kilometre. Kurashiki´s most popular sightseeing spot is the Bikan quarter. An preserved area with historic warehouses along an willow trees framed canal. The word Kura means warehouse. Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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History

The Bikan quarter is dating back to the Edo time from 1603 till 1867. It was an very important distribution center for rice. The modern city of Kurashiki was founded in 1928.

Location

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The city is located at the Takahashi River in the western part of the Okayama Prefecture and close to Okayama City.

How to get to Kurashiki?

  • 15min from Okayama Station to Kurashiki Station by JR Sanyo Line

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Bikan quarter - visit the Ohashi House there, built 1793

Ohara Museum of Art - on display for example are paintings from Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne and El Greco, Ohara Magosaburo founded this place in 1930

Ivy Square - hotel, museums, restaurants and shops are located there

Achi-jinja Shrine - from there you have a great view over the old part of the city

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July

Kurashiki Tenryu Natsu Matsuri (end of July)
This is the largest festival and a summer time tradition in Kurashiki.

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