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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Simply Beautiful

Stunning place. The canal, the street, the buildings were complementing each other. We had no itinerary and just walked aimlessly, enjoying this quaint little town. Also, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stunning place. The canal, the street, the buildings were complementing each other. We had no itinerary and just walked aimlessly, enjoying this quaint little town. Also, we stopped by at Yu-Rin-An (a backpackers' hostel with a cafe at the ground floor) for dessert and the girls / staff were so bright and welcoming. They recommended their bestseller, "Happy Pudding /... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's easy to locate this area from the train station. The covered shopping alley leading to the canal region is a pleasant walk and take about 10 minutes. The canal reminds me of Otaru and you could enjoy a ride in it. Do stop by the shops if you are into handmade items. They have nice shibori and hand painted... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A pleasant walk through the city, the historical quarter is about a 1.5km hike from the main train station. There is a covered shopping alley which distracts you from the distance. So you're basically there before you know it During the Edo Period (1603-1867), Kurashiki was an important point along the distribution route of Japan's most important commodity, rice. Large... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I like it because they are many different kinds of snacks for you to try. Some snacks are very unique! There are many restaurants with different kinds of cuisines too. You may take the boat trip if you have time.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Bikan Historical quarter, is a renewed and restored part of Kurashiki. It's a pleasant outdoor space about 500 metres south-east from Kurashiki railway station which is a short 15 minute train ride from Okayama. An information office is just outside the train station. They'll give you a map and offer directions to the site. Take a picnic lunch like... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Walk along the canal. Old style shops, restaurants and an Art Museum. Go for a ride on the canal. An excellent,peaceful example of what Japan must have looked like many years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The canal and its surrounding buildings are excellent examples of Japan before the war wiped out so many of the buildings. It also is relaxing (of course we were not there with crowds). Worth spending time when in Kurashiki

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bikan Chiku is a beautiful neighborhood of canals, shops, restaurants, ryokans, and the O'Hara Art Museum. The canals are lined with beautiful willow and cherry trees. I visited near the end of cherry blossoms; the trees "raining" blossoms made for a pretty spectacular sight. And, as pretty as this area is during the day, it's also very beautiful at night.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great area to wander through, grab a bite to eat, and take pictures! The buildings are great to look at. Lots of girls dressed up in rented kimonos are wandering around. There are boat rides as well.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Bikan Historical quarter is a bit like walking back in time. The canal area is full of shopping and eating opportunities while a stroll along the many narrow streets will give you an idea of what old Japan was like. There are museums, temples and shrines within the quarter in easy walking distance. You could spend days here.

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