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Okayama

en, one of Japan's Top 3 gardens, the Kibi Trail, a variety of museums, and all the Momotaro you could possibly want.

16km

Soja

Hofukuji Temple where the poet and priest Sesshu once lived, as well as housing the other half of the Kibi Trail.

8.44km

Tamano

19km

Takahashi

one of Japan's only remaining original castles, as well as the highest castle in the country.

27km

Niimi

51km

Yakage

Ibara

28km

Kasaoka

25km

Tsuyama

where springtime visitors will be treated to Okayama's best place to view cherry blossoms, as well as the beautiful Shurakuen Garden and historic Joto Street.

58km

Fukuyama

known for Fukuyama Castle and a variety of interesting museums

39km

Takamatsu

37km

Sights

Seto Inland Sea

Japanese water body between Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū

Okayama

city in Japan

Kotohira, Kagawa

town of Japan

Ohara Museum of Art

Kojima Torajiro Memorial Hall

Archaeological Museum

Japan Rural Toy Museum

Museum of Folkcraft

Senichi Hoshino Museum

Shogi Master Oyama Memorial Museum

Momotaro Museum

Yumiko Igarashi Museum

City Art Museum

Insect Museum

Museum of Natural History

Ohashi House

Entsuji Temple

Nozaki House

Betty Smith Jeans Museum

Kojima School Uniform Museum

Yugasan Rendai-ji

Fukiage Art Museum

Washuzan Highland Park

Kurashiki Sports Park

Kurashiki City Swimming Pool

Tenryo Summer Festival

Someday

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki (倉敷) is one of Japan's great old merchant towns, with around half a million citizens today. Sitting along a scenic canal at the foot of Mt. Tsurugata, Kurashiki's white-walled storehouses are beautifully preserved and open for exploration.

Arriving

By train

Kurashiki is on the San'yo Main Line between Okayama and Fukuyama.

The best way to reach Kurashiki from the San'yo Shinkansen is to transfer to a local train at Okayama; the ride takes about 15 minutes (¥320). The few express trains between Okayama and Kurashiki are more than twice as expensive, and will only save you a couple of minutes. However, if you have a Japan Rail Pass, you can take either a local or a limited express; on the latter, hop onto any non-reserved car and simply flash your rail pass to the conductor, declaring Kurashiki as your destination.

The Shinkansen stops at Shin-Kurashiki Station (新倉敷), another 10 minutes down the San'yo Main Line, but only with the all-stops Kodama trains. It's about 10 minutes on the local train from JR Kurashiki Station to Shin-Kurashiki Station.

By bus

Several companies run daytime and overnight bus routes from Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Matsuyama, Tokushima, Kochi, Fukuoka, and elsewhere. Operators include Chugoku JR Bus Company (+81 86-236-1123). Buses arrive and depart outside the north exit of JR Kurashiki Station.

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