April 1, 2023

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Five Reasons to visit Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter

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Five Reasons to visit Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter

Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter is a beautiful and well-preserved area in Kurashiki City, Japan. There are several reasons why you should visit this historical quarter, including:

1. Cultural and Historical Significance

Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and has preserved many traditional Japanese architectural features. It is designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings by the Japanese government, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in Japanese history and culture.

2.Beautiful Scenery

The quarter features a picturesque canal, old-style houses, willow trees, and stone bridges. The atmosphere of the quarter is charming and tranquil, and you will feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Sunset view is absolutely stunning and you will love the views here. Trust me, it is worth visiting just for sunset.

3.Art Museums

The quarter has several art museums, including the Ohara Museum of Art, which features a large collection of Western art and Japanese folk art, and the Kurabo Memorial Museum, which exhibits the history of the Kurashiki area’s industrialization.

4.Shopping and Dining

 The quarter has many shops selling traditional Japanese handicrafts, including pottery, textiles, and lacquerware. You can also find many excellent restaurants serving local delicacies such as udon noodles, tempura, and seafood dishes.

5.Easy Access

 The quarter is easily accessible from major cities such as Osaka and Hiroshima. It is only a few minutes’ walk from Kurashiki Station, making it a convenient day trip destination.

In summary, Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter is an excellent destination for those interested in Japanese culture and history, art enthusiasts, shoppers, and foodies. The quarter’s beauty, cultural significance, and convenient location make it a must-visit destination in Japan.

To go to Kurashiki Bikan via Okayama City, you need to take the shinkansen or the bullet train. The cheapest way to do it is to get the  5 Day JR Kansai Wide Area Pass for 9,000 Yen (RM 323) when you booked with Klook.com (pick up at Kansai International Airport). The 5 Day JR Kansai Wide Area can be used from the airport to Okayama and other cities such as Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji and more. You get to save on the train fare and you can use it other areas for five days too. Booked it with Klook.com and you can get the pass in the airport and after you review, you will get extra credits for the next booking on Klook.com. You can also purchase the pass at JTB Malaysia offices in Kuala Lumpur.

You will take the train from Kansai International Airport to Shin Osaka and then change to Shinkansen to Okayama JR Station. Always remember to have Google Map installed on your phone when traveling in Japan and it will be your life saver. It will tell you which train to take and which platform to go but we usually will double check with the train conductor.

Lastly, here are the Five Reasons to visit Kurashiki Bikan’s Historical Quarter. We hope you like this story, thanks for reading!

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