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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Address: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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Charming,nostalgic look at Japan of days gone by

Ohara Musuem has wonderful range of art on display.Buildings and atmosphere in BikanChiku offerr a respite to the daily hustle and bustle.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tsuyama, Japan
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Tsuyama, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ohara Musuem has wonderful range of art on display.Buildings and atmosphere in BikanChiku offerr a respite to the daily hustle and bustle.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Kirashiki Bikan Historical Quarter both during the daytime and evening when there was light up. Took some beautiful pictures. We also took the boat ride during the day. It was interesting, but not a must do event. The little shops in this quarter are very interesting. Could easily spend half a day there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

getting there is easy : just hop onto a train from wherever you are that gets you to Okayama; then onto a local JR train onto Kurashiki Station. The Bikan Quarter is a 10minute walk South from here. The area is a throwback to old Japan, with old-Edo styled merchant houses lining the river that runs through it. A nice... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 24 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 17 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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