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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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Timeline of Kurashiki city

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    Make an original box with masking tape

    A nicknack born in Kurashiki - “Masking tape.” It is made for industrial use and has been used to paint buildings, furniture, and cars etc, but now it has various colores and ...

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    Kurashiki Confectionery "Murasuzume" Making Experience

    "Murasuzume" is the most famous sweets in Kurashiki. The carefully cooked red bean paste wrapped around the dough with fresh eggs and baked thin and round like a crepe. When ...

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    Muscat of Alexandria

    Muscat of Alexandria Kurashiki city is a well-known production area of grape. Particularly, Muscat of Alexandria is representative of high-class grape in Okayama. Funaho distri...

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    Tamashima Daruma

    Daruma is a popular wish doll for healthy growth of a child or for success, and it is widely used and loved as a lucky charm for winning various elections. People started to ma...

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    Ebisu-ya Kurashiki

    You can ride a rickshaw in Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter around the town with tourism guidance. Don’t need to know Japanese, English available. Seeing the town from the vie...

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    The 14th Kurashiki Hina doll hopping

    “Kurashiki Hina doll hopping” is held at 5 districts in Kurashiki city. To display Hina doll is an annual event to pray girls for healthy growth and happiness. In Kurashiki city...

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    Kurashiki Spring Night Illumination

    “Kurashiki Spring Night Illumination” – Various Japanese lighting up around Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. The town are illuminated with beautiful lights. Every Saturday, K...

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    JF Okayama Fishing Association "Future"

    "Under the managemet of the Okayama Fishing Association, the freshest fish and seafood can be found at great price. You can also taste and purchase many seafood specialties, su...

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    Kurashiki Knotting

    Kurashiki Knotting are thick square rug, hand-woven with wool. They come in two sizes, 40cm x 40cm, and 32cm x 32 cm. Their thickness create excellent heat isolation, and a cu...

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    Kurashiki Temari (thread balls)

    Temari, with a core made of compacted rice hull, then neatly and tightly wrapped with cotton threads, then decorated with embroideries, sounds simple enough to make, yet it is n...

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    Muscat of Alexandria

    Muscat of Alexandria Kurashiki city is a well-known production area of grape. Particularly, Muscat of Alexandria is representative of high-class grape in Okayama. Funaho distri...

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  • Special Product Thumb1 20170228113623
    Okayama Kurashiki city

    Tamashima Daruma

    Daruma is a popular wish doll for healthy growth of a child or for success, and it is widely used and loved as a lucky charm for winning various elections. People started to ma...

    Read More
  • Special Product Thumb1 20170119091550
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    Kurashiki Knotting

    Kurashiki Knotting are thick square rug, hand-woven with wool. They come in two sizes, 40cm x 40cm, and 32cm x 32 cm. Their thickness create excellent heat isolation, and a cu...

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  • Special Product Thumb1 20170118120024
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    Kurashiki Temari (thread balls)

    Temari, with a core made of compacted rice hull, then neatly and tightly wrapped with cotton threads, then decorated with embroideries, sounds simple enough to make, yet it is n...

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    Kurashiki Teori Dantsu

    Teori Dantsu of Kurashiki employs a unique technique. The back layer is hand woven with a strand of rush grass wrapped in washi (special japanese paper). Carefully combined wi...

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    Kurashiki Glass

    Kurashiki Glass crafts are appreciated all over the nation for their practicality and beauty. They are created exclusively by the master Shinzo Kotani and his son Eiji, using ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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