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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-426-3030
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Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-426-3030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the day the area round the canal gets very crowded with tour groups. But you can wander down fascinating side lanes for a long distance and hardly encounter another tourist. And in the evening the canal area is quiet and beautiful.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on a Saturday, Bikan Historical Quarters feel nothing like a tourist trap and is truly lovely for lengthy strolls. We loved it so much, we spent all day there! We rested and recharged at interesting cafes, restaurants and icy snack shops which are in...More

Thank Karrotjuice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Venice, Italy, to Copenhagen, Amsterdam and the other Dutch cities, the amount of attention the Bikan gets, makes the mind boggle. Hundreds of picture taking tourists walk along this canal, eating blue jeans ice cream and feeling very happy. The beautiful trees...More

Thank PVR2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical zone provide back-to-ancient life of this prosperous city with warehouses, boat riding with beautiful senic canal for 30minutes, giving my deep understand how important this city in those days. There is also rickshaw ride with local guide who tows the vehicle and describes...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest part of this old Japanese coastal city, the Bikan Area, is developed around a channel flanked by nice houses, clubs, hotels and shops. It is a pleasant place to spend few hours admiring the local architecture and lifestyle.

Thank MaxTaverna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A ten minute train ride from Okayama JR station by fast train (20 minutes on the slow local train), the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area is a very pleasant place to spend a morning or afternoon. An old town of narrow streets, old houses and riverside...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing how well Japanese preserve and restore their historical assets. It is more amazing how they blend in the commercial activities so seamlessly without disrupting the overall appearance and atmosphere of the sites. This little historical town is a fine example of that....More

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best old town I've ever visited in Japan.It is not so big but there's a fantastic museum.Also you can see nice old houses and shrine,some cultural events. 倉敷駅方面からの入口付近はかなり観光地化されて特別珍しいお店もない雰囲気もありますが、やはり景観と大原美術館、その庭の素晴らしさには群を抜く魅力があります。岡山に来たら訪れるべき場所と思います。

Thank Yui S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

When you reach Kurashiki by Train, you will find the white wall and woody lattice at terminal which is typical wall of building in "Bikan Area". "Bikan Area" protect environment and buildings against scrapping and Building of old houses so you can see 100 yeas...More

Thank SingaPapa
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful old town area. Lots of pleasant spots and nice places around It is so beautiful, especially during the Sakura season.

Thank Shlomi T
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Heidi E
How much are the boat tours
31 January 2015|
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Response from raffles123 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, did not have time to take one, but, doubt if they are very expensive.