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Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
Ways to Experience Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kurashiki's hitoric district is small and is great for walking. There are many shops and restaurants to visit. There is also a canal, where you can ride a 'gondola'. This is a very picturesque town.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very scenic place with old quarters and plenty of shops selling food and souvenirs. Good for a relaxing walk alone the nicely done up canal.

Thank SKC9318
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to walk around. Nice atmosphere. not far from station, if you want to make a day trip but we stayed at Kurashiki where we prefer to a big city. Every spots can create beautiful pix. highly recommend if you like a romantic small...More

Thank Suvit2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We jumped on a Shinkansen from Okayama to Kurashiki and could not find the Bikan historical quarter. After asking a couple of Japanese people we realised that we were at Shin Kurashiki Station, not Kurashiki Station. We had to go back a couple of stops...More

Thank suzieL40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful precinct of very old and not so old buildings, mostly in traditional stre, with a canal as a focal point. Located at the base of a knoll where a shrine sits gracefully above the cityscape, we've spent two very low key and relaxing days...More

Thank 380lachieg
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Short walk from the Kurashiki train station with sign postings along the way. Well preserved buildings along the canal. We visited a shop that sell sesame products. Walk into the shops and experience the local courteous service. We bought Muscat grapes that are in season...More

Thank Soh S
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The Venice of Japan. Really nice to walk around the wee shops. Not too busy with tourists, lots of street food and some vendors selling jewellery along the river bank. The boat tours are a novelty even if I cant understand Japanese (the boat guide...More

Thank 88_Gem
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Early morning, and evenings, when the shops are closed and the tour groups have departed, the place feels deserted and is a quiet, historical experience that is very enjoyable.

Thank K3497TPgregorym
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Especially when the weather is sunny, this is a very nice place to just walk around through the old streets and see the old houses. From here you are on walking distance to some museums, temples and shrines. Enough to spend a day. Enjoy!

Thank Frank v
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I visited here recently and was glad I came. This area retains the feel of Japan in an earlier era and is very pretty with a small canal system. You can take a very brief canal ride (something I did not try) and there are...More

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Heidi E
January 31, 2015|
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Response from SvenMl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, still 500¥ but the canal is only around 200m long. Don't waste your money..