Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter


Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is one of the best places to travel in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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the Enjoying a Flavor of Bikan Area with White Wall Buildings in a Boat

The area called 'White Wall Town' is many beautiful japanese tradistional buildings with white wall. You can enjoy the boating activity on Kurashiki river with spectacle time-slipped.

A White Wall Town 'Kurashiki' Wrapped With Gentle Lights

People attach a great deal of importance to indirect lightings and offer elegant time to guests.

The Townscape Of Beautiful White Walls Like Time Travel To The Edo Period

Okayama's popular tourist destination 'Bikan Chiku (Historical Quarter)'. It was flourished as a merchant town and now it leaves buildings with beautiful white walls and willow trees along the river, which are the taste of Edo Period. You can enjoy boating and rickshaw like traveling to the old times of Japan. And also the delicious food around here.
Access: about 10min from Kurashiki Station. There're lot of parking lots around the area. The boating is so popular that you should buy tickets as soon as you arrive.

Must-See Place In Okayama! Beautiful & Tasteful Townscape With White Walls And Traditional Boats

Kurashiki Bikan Quarter is celebrated for its beautiful and traditional architectures such as white walls, roof tiles and willow trees along the river. You can find various interesting things by just walking around. What's more, for there're some cafes, you can enjoy walking with food in your hands.

A Town Of Traditional Structures With Beautiful White Walls Handed Down From The Edo Period

There leaves the tastes of the Edo period as it is, and the remains of the town for merchants are seen. Now many sightseers visit here the beautiful town.



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15 min by train from Okayama to Kurashiki, then 10 min walk. By car, 15 min from Kurashiki IC, or 50 min from Okayama IC.



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Kurashiki Ivy Square

A Square Surrounded By The Romantic Red Bricks

The old spinning mill was remodeled into a hotel and restaurant. Surrounded by red bricks and ivy, this square is full of retro atmosphere.

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