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How to get to Kurashiki

It is generally easiest to access Kurashiki by train from Okayama (how to get to Okayama). Okayama Station and Kurashiki Station are connected by frequently departing local and rapid trains along the JR Sanyo Line. The one way trip takes around 15 minutes, costs 330 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and the JR Kansai Wide Pass.

Kurashiki also has its own shinkansen station, Shin-Kurashiki Station, but it less conveniently located than Kurashiki Station and is only served by Kodama trains.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Kurashiki Station in central Kurashiki is served by local, rapid and limited express trains along the JR Sanyo Line. Shin-Kurashiki Station, located about nine kilometers outside of the city center, is served by both the JR Sanyo Line and the JR Sanyo Shinkansen. The one way train ride between the two stations takes about 10 minutes and costs 200 yen. There are frequent departures.

Kurashiki's attractions are all centered around the city's historic canal district, which is a 10-15 minute walk from Kurashiki Station's south exit. A main road, Motomachi-dori, leads south from the station to the canal area, but walking through a parallel shopping arcade is more enjoyable and almost as fast.

Travelers, who would rather not walk from the station, can take a bus to Ohara Bijutsukan bus stop (2 minutes, 170 yen), which is located just beside the Ohara Museum.

Hotels around Kurashiki

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    • Royal Park Hotel Kurashiki
      Mid-range
      Royal Park Hotel Kurashiki is situated in Kurashiki, within 7 km of Tanematsuyama Park and 8 km of Mizushima Ryokuchi Fukuda Park. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an American or an Asian breakfast. You can play billiards at Royal Park Hotel Kurashiki, and bike hire is available. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Shinkeien Garden, Kanryuji Temple and Yumiko Igarashi Museum. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 19 km from Royal Park Hotel Kurashiki.
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    • GRAND BASE Kurashiki Chuo
      Mid-range
      Situated within 500 metres of Shinkeien Garden and 9 km of Tanematsuyama Park in Kurashiki, GRAND BASE Kurashiki Chuo features accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Kanryuji Temple, Yumiko Igarashi Museum and Ohara Museum of Art. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 28 km from GRAND BASE Kurashiki Chuo.
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    • Kurashiki Base Inarimachi
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Kurashiki, a 6-minute walk from Shinkeien Garden, Kurashiki Base Inarimachi offers accommodation with free bikes. This guest house has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Kanryuji Temple is 700 metres from the guest house. The units at the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. The rooms will provide guests with a microwave. A rental bicycle is available free of charge. Yumiko Igarashi Museum is a 10-minute walk from Kurashiki Base Inarimachi, while Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is 27 km from the property. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 20 km from the accommodation.
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    • Kurashiki Ivy Square
      Mid-range
      Originally built in 1889 as a red-brick cotton mill, this historical hotel is just 300 metres from the Bikan Historical Quarter. It features 2 restaurants, a bar and gift shop. The air-conditioned rooms at Kurashiki Ivy Square feature cherry-wood furniture and a flat-screen cable TV. Ohara Museum, Yurinso Villa and Kyodo Gangukan (Japanese Folk Toy Museum) are all about a 5-minute walk from the hotel. JR Kurashiki Train Station is a 20-minute walk or 10-minute taxi ride away. Kurashiki Ivy Square Hotel is an official Heritage of Industrial Modernisation site. The hotel features an art gallery. Tsuta Restaurant serves Japanese dishes in Japanese decor. Restaurant Ivy offers Western foods. Bar Akarenga pours drinks in a relaxed setting.
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    • Tabino Hotel Kurashiki Mizushima
      Mid-range
      Situated in Kurashiki, within 3 km of Mizushima Ryokuchi Fukuda Park and 7 km of Tanematsuyama Park, Tabino Hotel Kurashiki Mizushima features accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is set 8 km from Shinkeien Garden, 25 km from Daitsu-ji Temple and 9 km from Yumiko Igarashi Museum. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests. At the hotel, rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. The rooms at Tabino Hotel Kurashiki Mizushima are fitted with a seating area. The accommodation offers a buffet or Asian breakfast. Kanryuji Temple is 10 km from Tabino Hotel Kurashiki Mizushima, while Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 37 km from the hotel.
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    • The Celecton Kurashiki Mizushima
      Mid-range
      Providing free WiFi and free bikes, The Celecton Kurashiki Mizushima offers rooms in Kurashiki, 3 km from Mizushima Ryokuchi Fukuda Park and 7 km from Tanematsuyama Park. The property is around 9 km from Shinkeien Garden, 25 km from Daitsu-ji Temple and 9 km from Yumiko Igarashi Museum. The property is non-smoking and is located 9 km from Ohara Museum of Art. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. The shared bathroom is equipped with a shower, slippers and a hairdryer. A buffet breakfast is available daily at The Celecton Kurashiki Mizushima. Kanryuji Temple is 10 km from the accommodation, while Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 37 km from The Celecton Kurashiki Mizushima.
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    • Dormy Inn Kurashiki Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Kurashiki is a 6-minute walk from Kurashiki Train Station and a 40-minute drive from Okayama Airport. It features a restaurant, free wired internet and a public bath with hot spring water. Air-conditioned guestrooms are fitted with a fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Communal bath facilities are available. The hotel features a large open-air bath and an indoor public bath on the top floor. A coin launderette, massage services and sauna facilities are also available. English speaking staff can be found at the front desk. Kurashiki Dormy Inn is within 500 metres from Kanryuji Temple and Yumiko Igarashi Museum.
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    • Hotel Route-Inn Kurashiki Mizushima
      Mid-range
      Set in Kurashiki, within 2.9 km of Mizushima Ryokuchi Fukuda Park and 7 km of Tanematsuyama Park, Hotel Route-Inn Kurashiki Mizushima offers accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is located 9 km from Yumiko Igarashi Museum and 11 km from Kanryuji Temple. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Shinkeien Garden is 9 km from Hotel Route-Inn Kurashiki Mizushima, while Daitsu-ji Temple is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.
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    • Vessel Hotel Kurashiki
      Mid-range
      Set in Kurashiki, 5 km from Shinkeien Garden, Vessel Hotel Kurashiki offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and free bikes. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Daitsu-ji Temple is 29 km away and Kanryuji Temple is 5 km from the hotel. At the hotel, every room has a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at Vessel Hotel Kurashiki can enjoy a continental breakfast. Tanematsuyama Park is 14 km from the accommodation, while Mizushima Ryokuchi Fukuda Park is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 21 km from Vessel Hotel Kurashiki.
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    • Hostel Cuore Kurashiki
      Budget-friendly
      Just a 10-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station, Hostel Cuore Kurashiki is located in a historic Bikan district in Kurashiki. Each guest room features unique design and stylish interior. Free WiFi is provided in the public area. Guests at the Cuore Hostel can choose to stay in a private room or in a dormitory room with bunk beds. All rooms feature air conditioning and heating facilities. The hostel provides a terrace and laundry facilities on site. Bicycle rentals can be used at an extra fee. Luggage storage service and drinks vending machines are available for guestsf convenience. Ohara Museum of Art is located 200metres away, and Kanryu-ji Temple is a 7-minute walk from the property. Guests can enjoy strolling around the property at the Bikan district.
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