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Kurashiki is a city in Okayama Prefecture, noted for its preserved canal area in the Bikan Historical Quarter, a relic from the feudal Edo period when the city was an important rice distribution center.

Kurashiki was once a primary distribution hub along the important rice supply line between Osaka and Tokyo during the days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and even takes its name from the numerous rice storehouses (or “kura”) which can still be seen in the city. A number of canals were dug to facilitate the distribution, and over the decades these were filled in and built over as transportation modernized. But one section of the canals in Kurashiki’s Bikan Historical Quarter was preserved by the city as a local heritage district, and now serves a pretty strolling promenade bordered by a line of well-kept vintage storehouses. Boatmen in simple wooden gondolas ferry passengers back and forth along this picturesque waterway, shaded by a well-tended row of weeping willows. Ohara Museum of Art is another point of interest, which is Japan’s very first Western Art Museum. Collected works stretch over a broad span of time periods and cultures, and are tastefully arrayed in across three adjoining buildings in Kurashiki’s Ivy Square.

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Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
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Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
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10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
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10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

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Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $3898.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
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