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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (Kurashiki Bikanchiku) which is located 10 minutes’ walk from the JR Kurashiki Station has been visited by 3 million tourists, making it the sightseeing spot that represent Okayama Prefecture. With the white-walled warehouses and townhouses from the Edo Period that shows Japan’s rich culture stand harmoniously with the western-style wooden building as well as brick buildings from Meiji Period, this area has also been used as movies and television shows’ shooting location several times.

Furthermore, within 30 minutes’ drive from Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, you can find Kojimachiku, which is known for its Seto Ohashi Bridge and the birthplace of domestic jeans in Japan. Seto Ohashi Bridge, which is famous for its length and the combined purpose of road and railroad as well as the scenery of Seto Inland Sea that is comprised of 50 big and small islands will extend breathtakingly. Kojimachiku that had developed the cotton fabric technology, start the manufacturing of domestic jeans on 1960. The high technology and the jeans’ great quality as well as its silhouette gains popularity as a first class brand in the world.

Kurashiki will surely welcome you as one of the best sightseeing spot in Okayama Prefecture.

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Murasuzume hand-made experience

    You can make “Murasuzume,” which is Kurashiki famous sweets of good sweet bean jam containing whole beans wrapped with the resilient skin made of eggs and flour. Eat fresh-baked...

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kojima school uniform Museum

    Kojima- the town to produce 90% of school uniform in Japan. The museum of school uniform exhibits the story of school uniform from the early Showa era to the present and adverti...

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  • experience 20170111162536
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Jeans Museum experience factory

    The factory is located next to “Betty Smith・Jeans Museum”, which is the Japan’s first Jeans museum with many exhibitions related to jeans. You can make one-of-a-kind jeans with ...

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  • experience 20170111161506
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Former Nozaki family residence “Salt making experience museum”

    The museum is located in the residence of Mr. Nozaki Buzaemon, who built massive salt pan in the late of Edo era and “the kingdom of salt pan.” You can learn how salt at hand is...

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  • Shopping 20161220112125
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    JF Okayama Fishery Cooperation “Fu Cha”

    It is a fish market managed directly by Okayama Fishery Cooperation in front of JR Kojima station. Lined up fresh seafood, processed goods for inexpensive price, it also has a d...

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  • Shopping 20161220112024
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Japan Folk toy Museum

    In the renovated storehouse of Edo era, exhibited are folk toys created around sites of Japan from Edo era until today. There are a gallery, a shop, and café around the courtyar...

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  • Special Product 20161213171625
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Tamashima Daruma

    Daruma (tumbling doll) is familiar as a good-luck doll of standing up if it tumbles like “A man's walking is a succession of falls.” from ancient time. Now in Tamashima district...

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  • Special Product 20161213171547
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Hariko

    Kurashiki Hariko was produced by doll maker in Kurashiki in 1869, and the technique and tradition has been succeeded over 5 generations. The humorous move and charming works are...

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  • Special Product 20161213171503
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Temari

    Kurashiki Temari is hand-made one by one including dyeing thread even today with the fascination of simplicity of healing.

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  • Special Product 20161213171420
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Glass

    Kurashiki Glass is made by mouth blowing carefully one by one, and it has individual faces and meanings, modest thickness and weight with warmness.

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Tamashima Daruma

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Hariko

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Temari

    Kurashiki Temari is hand-made one by one including dyeing thread even today with the fascination of simplicity of healing.

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    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Kurashiki Glass

    Kurashiki Glass is made by mouth blowing carefully one by one, and it has individual faces and meanings, modest thickness and weight with warmness.

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  • Special Product 20161213171011
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Masking tape

    A company, which has a factory in Kurashiki city, explored just industrial tapes as colorful designed goods, and it becomes so popular especially among women.

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  • Special Product 20161213170403
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    MURA SUZUME

    It is one of famous sweets of Kurashiki, high quality smashed red beans wrapped with soft shell made of eggs and flour. It was born in 1877.

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  • Special Product 20161213170231
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Muscat of Alexandria

    It has rich sweetness and flavor, unique vivid emerald green, called “the queen of fruit.” Funaho district of Kurashiki city is the Japan’s biggest producer of heated muscat, oc...

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  • Special Product 20161213165936
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    NEW PIONE

    NEW PIONE has a large drop, sweet, and juicy grape. The acidity and sweetness get you hooked on this unique taste. Besides, it is seedless grape.

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  • Special Product 20160630024651
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Peach

    Peaches, proudly produced from Okayama prefecture, are now in season. In particular, White peach is famous and cultivated actively. White peach has white skin and also white fru...

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