Kurashiki Walking Tour
Kurashiki is located between Osaka and Hiroshima, and can be reached from either in about an hour and a half.
The city of Kurashiki prospered during the Edo period (1603-1867) as a port under the direct control of the government. Clusters of white-walled merchant houses were formed on the canals drawn in from the sea. After the Meiji period (1868-1912), with the development of the spinning industry, Kurashiki became a “textile town” with the largest annual shipment of textiles in Japan. Here, Western-style architecture proliferated and was developed further through the combination of Japanese tradition and Western technology. Even during the postwar period of modernization, efforts were made to protect the architecture, and the aesthetic sense of this area was formed.
The following facilities are available from JR Kurashiki Station.
(1) Kurashiki International Hotel
You will view Shiko Munakata's board paintings (prints) displayed all over the wall in the lobby.
(2) Shinkeien and Ohara Museum of Art
You will enjoy the Japanese garden on the grounds of the Ohara Museum of Art and pass through a kura-zukuri building. At the same time, you can see the plaster warehouses that represent Kurashiki.
(3) Walking along the river
You will stroll along the Kurashiki River, enjoying the scenery of willows, plaster and sea cucumber fences, and gray tile roofs.
(4) Ivy Square
A former textile factory of KURABO (now Kuraray Co., Ltd.), this brick building established in 1889 has been reused as a hotel, restaurant, souvenir store, and the KURABO Museum.
(5) The Chugoku Bank Kurashiki Branch
Built in 1922, this two-story Renaissance-style building has a hipped roof and trussed shed framing. It has a granite exterior with a copper shingle roof and three roof windows.
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Cost of meal and sightseeing activities
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