Your Best Kurashiki City Travel Planning Guide

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Kurashiki City (倉敷市) is more than just the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (倉敷美観地区). Not too far from this popular attraction, there are a couple of unique spots that might excite you if you are a collector or a Japanese sword admirer. Just a 40 minutes’ train ride away, you will be able to source Japan’s best denim from Kojima District. And, you will get one of the best views of the Seto Ōhashi Bridge (瀬戸大橋) and the Seto Inland Sea!

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Kojima Jeans Street and Other Awesome Attractions in Kojima

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Kojima District (児島郡) in Kurashiki City Okayama Prefecture is Japan’s denim mecca. As soon as you step out of the JR train, you will be surprised by the amount of jeans-related decoration throughout the district.

But Kojima is more than just the Kojima Jeans Street. The sunset from Mt. Washu (鷲羽山) was chosen to be the 100 Best Sunsets In Japan. The 6.3 km promenade with a starting point close to JR Kojima Station is another attraction that cyclists and hikers come to Kojima for. And if you love Japanese student uniforms, have a free cosplay session at the Kojima Student Uniform Museum!

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Vegetarian Dining at Kurashiki Bikan Quarter

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Kurashiki Bikan Quarter is phenomenal! A great place to visit for photo taking, for the Japanese cultural experience, and for those who enjoy going to galleries and museums.

But where to dine?? Read on for some vegetarian-friendly restaurants that you will be able to enjoy with your non-vegetarian friends and families!

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Kurashiki Denim Kimono Rental at Kurashiki Kimono Komachi

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Heard of a denim kimono? Dress in one before you start posing everywhere at Kurashiki Bikan Quarters!

Here at Kurashiki Kimono Komachi (倉敷着物こまち) you will be able to experience this uncommon fusion. With just 5,500 yen (tax excluded), you will be able to enjoy all what Okayama Prefecture has to offer – both the denim and the Japanese culture.

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The Best Machiya Inns At Kurashiki Bikan Quarter

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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter during the day is awesome, but at nighttime, it is even better with the beautiful lights lining the walkways and historical buildings!

So why not stay the night? If you’ve already spent the money and made the effort to go and appreciate the beauty of Kurashiki Bikan Quarter, you’re better off making the most of your time there (think about lesser tourists and more space for yourself!) (=゚ω゚)ノ

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Have a Cup of The Best Coffee at Tenryo Coffee Shop

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The taste of coffee may be subjective, but what beats a cup of coffee made from freshly roasted beans??

When you visit Okayama prefecture, don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee (and even a few packed freshly roasted beans to take home with you) before you head to the famous Bikan Historical Quarter from Tenryo Coffee Shop (天領倉敷珈琲)!

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Discover Ancient Japan at Kurashiki Historical Bikan Quarter

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The Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (倉敷美観地区), also known as Japan’s “Little Venice”, is a historical area comprising classical Japanese architecture with a few outside influences such as the Ohara Museum of Art, which looks like a Greek temple. It is situated along the Kurashiki River in the Okayama Prefecture. The Kurashiki River was originally used as a canal approximately 400 years ago. With the canal surrounded by unique traditional Japanese housing, it isn’t just one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Okayama Prefecture, but also a popular Japanese drama/movie shooting location!

With a variety of shops, eateries & galleries in the area, you can easily spend a whole day here without getting bored (=゚ω゚)ノ.

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Get Happiness from Kurashiki’s Yuurin-an Cafe

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Want to get some special memories from your trip to Kurashiki Bikan Quarter?

Come to Yuurin-An (有鄰庵)!

Their desserts are very cute and one of the dishes even comes with unlimited rice! At Yuurin-An you’ll also be able to widely experience Japanese culture.

Photo from Yuurin-An
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