Kurashiki
Explore Kurashiki
Kurashiki
Kurashiki
Explore Kurashiki

Kurashiki (倉敷) is located in Okayama Prefecture, not far from the prefectural capital of Okayama City. Kurashiki has a preserved canal area that dates back to the Edo Period (1603-1867), when the city served as an important rice distribution center. In fact, the name "Kurashiki" can be roughly translated as "town of storehouses" in reference to the rice storehouses.

Many of Kurashiki's former storehouses have been converted into museums, boutiques and cafes. The Ohara Museum is the most impressive of Kurashiki's museums, exhibiting a large collection of works by famous Western artists. The canal area is a ten minute walk from Kurashiki Station.

Top attractions in Kurashiki

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Historic Site

Canal Area

Canal lined by willows and old storehouses.
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Museum

Ohara Museum

The oldest Western art museum in Japan.
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Historic Site

Ohashi House

A former merchant house open to the public.
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4
Shopping

Ivy Square

Former site of a cotton mill factory.
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Access and Orientation

Tours and travel services