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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 2 days ago

The shops along here can come across as a bit touristy, but they do have some very nice items. The ducks in the river were the highlight, so we just strolled and sat along the river watching them.

Thank mariefm9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every shop is a tourist souvenir or restaurant for over priced food and drink. Possibly the houses are original but so much tourist influence it looks like a theme park.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Kurashiki it is a must to have a walk in the old city, nice old style houses, nice restaurants and shops.

Thank Filippo N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good day trip location, you can take a walk, take a ride on the rickshaws or take a boat trip on the river. You may see couples taking wedding photos or having a boat trip on weekends. Can get crowded during holiday.

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Chinese, the area's name describes it as an scenic district--and you would definitely find the beauty here. Sitting by the river, you are drinking with a fresh chilled peach juice (must-do!). Walk along the bank you will find many interesting local shops--so here is...More

Thank raymondc814
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kurashiki is just @20 min from Okayama by JR Sanyo Line and its Bikan Historic Quarter area is just 10 min walk from the JR Kurashiki station. The Historic Quarter is now the area where the cityscape of the older days still remains. The area...More

Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely in our plan to visit this well-known place when we drop by Okayama. It is about 15 mins of slow walk from Kurashiki sta. Cut across the shopping arcade and you will definitely ‘feel’ it when you enters the “quarter:. :> The word “bikan”...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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.

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 19 June 2017 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 19 June 2017

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
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Heidi E
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.