Kurashiki Bikan Chiku (Kurashiki beautiful sight area), Okayama

It’s less than 10 minutes walk from Kurashiki-eki Station south exit. It is downtown as you might say that it is the center of Kurashiki. There is another world if you step into this beautiful sight area from main street.

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It is called “the Kurashiki Bikan Chiku” (Kurashiki beautiful sight area) that is area storing scenery and a building by the regulations of Kurashiki-city.

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This area used to be the place that prospered as a shipping place of rice in the Edo era, which is reminiscent of the past from storehouses. There are the cultural facilities including the Ohara art museum storing a global masterpiece, the folk handicraft museum, the archaeology museum and the Japan toy museum.

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The facilities like warehouses, inns, stores and museums stand in rows on both sides of the Kurashiki River flowing through in front of the Ohara art museum, and they make so-called “the Scenery of Kurashiki”.

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The white walls and “Namako-kabe walls” (covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster) shows beautiful contrast, and the rows of willow trees rustling in the wind casts a shadow over the Kurashiki River, those scenery leave beauty of the traditional Japanese building well.

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Information

Name:Kurashiki Bikan Chiku (Kurashiki beautiful sight area)
Adresse:Kurashiki-city, Okayama 710-0000 Japan
Access:JR Sanyo-honsen line "Kurashiki-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)86-424-1220 (Kurashiki Tourist Information Office)
Official site:http://www.kurashiki-tabi.jp/


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