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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Address: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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lovely visit, great side trip from Osaka.

really great ambiance here, those who appreciate handmade crafts (contemporary style) will have such a nice time cruising through the little shops. Very easy to get to from Osaka.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really great ambiance here, those who appreciate handmade crafts (contemporary style) will have such a nice time cruising through the little shops. Very easy to get to from Osaka.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kurashiki Historical Quarter was bigger than we expected. There was quite a bit to see as you walk around to look at the old buildings. I like bizen-yaki and there were quite a few shops that sold this type of earthenware. The building have been well-maintained and when we were there, the area was not overrun with busloads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny area, off beaten track of most western travellers, but can be busy with locals and Chinese tour groups. Quaint, authentic feel, very manageable and compact.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Okayama station only 20 mins by local train took us this amazing hidden historical area. If we have a half day it's enough to discover this area. There is a few ryokan which we can experience traditional Japanese accommodation as well. I still cannot forget beautiful view here along Kuroshio liver!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to drop by if you have spare time. The buildings along the canal are beautiful. But there is not a lot to offer in Kurashiki so you can easily skip this place if you have been to or going to Kyoto or any other places with old areas.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Edo period historical quarter around the canals - lots of shops and restaurants to explore. Mostly pedestrian so very quiet and safe. Lovely temple at the top of the hill. Charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Strolling through Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is relaxing even though crowded with tourists like me. The shops are not obtrusive as in many tourist trips; they present a traditional façade to passersby and focus mostly on local crafts. It is totally enjoyable and picturesque. Visit the temple atop the hill for a nice view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

On our trip to Kurashiki for the first time, we rely our travel plan mainly on train and public transport and some walking that we could do with our back pack. It was mid afternoon when We arrived Kurashiki Station, the rain has been pouring down from. There are signs direction from the station to the Bikan, so it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Just of the busy modern main road is a glimpse into old Japan. The river with its stone bridges is wonderful to see, I guess most of the traders shops are now catering for the tourist but you can still see how it was all those years ago. Lots of Japanese foods and drink are there to buy as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

It was my second time to travel with Seishun 18 ticket when I visited Kurashiki. It was not in my bucket list, and if it was not for my friend, I would not have bothered to go there. When we got out of the station, I became even more doubtful if what my friend was claiming to be a lovely... More 

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