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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki

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Historic Walking Area
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. To visit Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter on your trip to Kurashiki, use our Kurashiki itinerary planner.
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  • From Kurashiki station near the historical area looks like a European town itself is like a museum. Why feel wonder and nostalgia. Liquor store's shopping street in a sake set for your recommend!
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  • We had spend some hours here on a previous visit.The area is a delightful mix of shops and restraunts centered on but not confined to the canal. The cherry trees lining the canal add to but are not es...  more »
  • Have a taste of white brick streets. Order from Kurashiki station near good transport links, even if the car is accessible. Kurashiki canvas shop and craft shop.
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  • Wonderfully preserved historical town located maybe 10 minutes from Kurashiki Station. There is a beautiful canal there with local shops selling traditional foods and crafts. The charming architecture will bring you back in time. A must-see if you come to Kurashiki!
  • relaxing place to spend 2 hours or more just to take a walk along the river and visit these interesting shops. They have rickshaws and boats (if the weather is nice) too
  • before i went there i didn't expect it's so beautiful! classic japanese architecture, trees (with birds) along a river, and endless shops to be explored. take JR to the kurashiki station and walk 7-10min.
  • A very beautiful historical area and a must see if you are in thr vicinity. There are several museums in the area but there are separate entrance fees for each museum, which adds up.
  • Absolutely stunning city. The historic area feels like it's from a movie/anime. So peaceful and scenix