This is a walking tour in Kurashiki about 3 hours away from Osaka, which is famous for the beautiful preserved street. You feel the Japanese old atmosphere.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
From Kansai area, you go to Kurashiki, or the Kurashiki Bikan Historic Quarter, by the bullet train. Start from Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel to see a magnificent wood block painting by a world famous Japanese artist in the 60s. Enjoy strolling through Shinkeien garden and Ohara Museum of Art which is known as its well-preserved Japanese plaster warehouses. Look at Ohara House and Yurinso that are the houses of the Ohara family. Walk to Ivy Square and see the beautiful brick building that was used as a fabric factory.Visit the Kurashiki branch of Chugoku Bank to see the Renaissance Architecture.
JR Kurashiki Station→walk along Arima river → Taiko statue → Nene statue → Bamboo crafts shop studio → Lunch → Onsen Temple → Taiko no Yudonokan → Hot spring sources → Foot bath → JR Kurashiki Station
◆Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel
Adjacent to Ohara Museum of Art this hotel presents the appearance of a part of the museum and attracts a number of art fans from in and out of the country thanks to the print work which is the greatest masterpiece by the artist who Japan is proud of.
◆Shinkeien, Ohara Museum of art
Constructed in the end of the 19th as a part of the Ohara house, it has offered the perfect Japanese beauty. Walk through the site of Ohara Museum of Art and enjoy the array of white and black wall warehouses which are used as museum buildings. In the pond, enjoy pretty water lilies and original Rodin sculptures.
Enjoy the landscape of the Kurashiki river lined with white and black plaster wall decorated with sea cucumber motif. The river was used as the inner harbor connected with the port facing to the Inland Sea. When you want, you can enjoy the traditional boat ride.
◆Ohara House and Yurinso
This house is the principal residence of the Ohara family that was the new rich in the 18th as a merchant. The family founded Kurabo Industries Ltd., Chugoku Bank, the Chugoku Electric Power Co Ltd. and Ohara Museum of Art. Yurinso was the house for the wife of the second generation master and has green and orange glazed roof tiles which give the elegant atmosphere.
The building was the old fabric factory in the 19th and now used as a hotel, restaurant, shops and the Kurabo Museum. It still retains the original wall and gives the visitors the history of this city.
◆Chugoku Bank Kurashiki Branch
Constructed in 1922, this second-storied building has the Renaissance architecture with a hipped roof. The exterior has beautiful granite wall and three dormers. The interior is decorated with stained glasses and oak timber balconies.
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Cost of meal and sightseeing activities
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