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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Address: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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little Kyoto

Beautiful in all 4 seasons, Summer has a luscious green bloom. Fall has all these crisp brown and red colors. Winter has this beautiful warm feeling and, Spring is the best time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful in all 4 seasons, Summer has a luscious green bloom. Fall has all these crisp brown and red colors. Winter has this beautiful warm feeling and, Spring is the best time to visit. Theres so many to see there, swans, coffee, tea, pottery, sweets, Japanese goodies, Kimonos, etc. Theres a temple on top of the hill and a nice... More 

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Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On a sunny day, this is a great place to take your time, stroll around the streets, take photos, buy some local crafts, sample some local sweets etc. Okayama Prefecture (Kurashiki City) has lots of sunshine, so even in the middle of winter, you can enjoy being outside. There is a kind town guide (Mr. Fujino) who will take your... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went to Kurashiki twice as we loved it so much. Quaint old style shops with great shopping and of course, what the Japanese are famous for, excellent customer service! The streets are the narrow old style with a lovely stone wall lined river running through it. We were lucky to see a traditional Japanese wedding group on a little... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Anyone who enjoys seeing old Japan needs to visit this place. Its well preserved building makes walking along the canal nostalgic. Apart from the main thoroughfare, don't miss out on Ivy Square at the back alley. Its a nicely preserved red brick area with shops and places for nice photo shoots.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Took the local train (Sanyo Line) from Okayama & then about a 750m walk to the historic canal area. It is full of museums, restaurants, galleries & interesting shops. For example, the Atelier Mobili sells all manner of mobiles a la Calder. As it was lunch time we found a quiet restaurant on the street back from the canal on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not as famous as some other historical areas, the canal and old warehouses of Kurashiki are really worth a visit. Take an afternoon and wander through the old back streets that are lined with interesting shops and restaurants. Stroll along beside the water or take a tour boat down the canal. Boat tour presentations are only in Japanese but even... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Highly recommended- a cute little town with lovely shops, galleries, museums, small cafes and restaurants.

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

During the autumn time, the foliage along the canal is so beautiful.The shops are so interesting, one will sell everything about cats;bags, key chains,notebooks etc.There is also Denim street,where might be transfered from Kojima since my son went there[Kojima] and said most of the shops are close.The black sesame ice cream is the one you should try.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the canal is the center of this area and on both sides there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Also shops to buy memorabilia.. Strolling at night and watching the people in the restaurants , drinking lots of beer. Riding bicycles Along the narrow lanes, it's beautiful. Morning looks different, as expected. Wonderful place for photo shootings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Quality shops & traditional "wa-fu" cafés - highly recommended for couples, girlfriend tours and family! Enjoyable walks throughout the alleys enough to spend the whole day. Every turn of the road brings a new excitement - a "must see" in Kansai!

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