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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. To visit Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter on your trip to Kurashiki, use our Kurashiki itinerary planner.
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  • This place is like Kyoto crossed with Venice the historical buildings combined with the canals make it a unique and exciting place for a visit. There are also a range of shops, art galleries and museums to visit here. Some of these galleries have original artworks from Japanese artists and well known western artists such as Andy Warhol. Overall this district is probably the most important place to visit in Okayama.
  • A great place to see historic Japanese architecture and warehouses along a scenic river with lots of wildlife. A great shopping area and lots of food and dessert vendors.
  • A must visit especially if you love old Japan (and Rurouni Kenshin)! Historical place. The shops are closed rather early, about 5 or 6 pm, so better come earlier.
  • Main reason to go to kurashiki. Quite touristy but for a good reason. Very cosy and atmospheric at night, when lost of the tourists are gone.
  • Period Japan on display. Quaint and friendly. Lots to see and do. Great food.

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Where to stay in Kurashiki

Look to the canal district of Kurashiki for the most characterful accommodations in the old merchant town. Along the willow-lined banks of the main canal, you'll find a selection of hotels and traditional-style guesthouses known as ryokan, some converted from old warehouse buildings. Newly built establishments try their best to get close to the action of this scenic and historic district, so take a look on either side of the canal for a collection of fairly standard hotels and a few hostels.
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