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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Address: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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An Amazing Historical Town

The town is not far from Okayama, by train . The town planning is very good. The buildings and the camel were very well preserved . We enjoyed walking around. There were not so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The town is not far from Okayama, by train . The town planning is very good. The buildings and the camel were very well preserved . We enjoyed walking around. There were not so many shops opened on the New Year. But you can have tea or coffee. We bought green tea from Tsuneki tea shop.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through this place after visiting the Ohara. Worth doing as it has been well-preserved, is clean and offers numerous restaurants and way too may gift shops. Not worth coming to see all by itself, but a nice addition to a visit to the Ohara.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old city is a dedalo of narrow streets with graceful shops from local art craft and Japanese style objects. We found many Totoro products, the famous Miyazaki's character, many jeans stuff (the was a big cotton mill and industry here in the city) and a lot of sweets in really cute boxes (quite a pity to open). Lovely, with... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a highly photogenic location with small shops lining the two banks of a small canal. Be sure to charge your camera battery! The area has a slightly commercial feel to it but not too much. In addition to light shopping of local products, there are some food and snacks so be sure to time your visit well so... More 

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Washington, DC area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very atmospheric at night; many seemingly fine restaurants made useless to international visitors for lacking English menu listings. Of course, come down from Kobe and the north by way of Himeji Castle and garden, but go back over the bridge to Shikoku and see Shikoku Mura Museum Village on your return. It is a rustic complement to this more elegant... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most romantic places I've been to in Japan. Place is kinda small but it does have the loveliest canal with beautiful willow trees lining it and beautifully restored historical houses on both sides of it. Be sure to visit the awesome Kurashiki Ivy Square for its lush crawling ivy plants. I visited the place in early winter... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

After spending the majority of the day at Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, we took a bus back to Takamatsu Station, returning to Okayama Station and getting on a train for 15-20 minutes to Kurashiki where we walked around the Bikan Historical Quarter for 1-2 hours. It was an interesting contrast, going from a lovely garden to the old streets and... More 

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Adelaide South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The quarter is only a ten minute walk from the JR Kurashiki train station. The streets are lined with traditional white painted houses. A river with willows on either side adds to the atmosphere. It is possible to take a boat ride but it only goes a short distance before turning around. The area is popular with tourists where there... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Quaint with lovely historical buildings, Ohara museum, restaurants and ryokans although smaller than I expected so makes a pleasant stroll for 2-3 hours. The trip on the canal is very short with a long booking time which I felt over rated however wonderful for photographs.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We spent a very happy 5 hours wandering around this lovely old town centre. Very walkable, lots of things to see and do. Straight out of the station and down the street. Pretty ordinary so far, but then we realised that a whole quarter of the city, to the left of the road is as it was long ago. Low-roofed... More 

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