Kurashiki, Japan, is a city in the Okayama Prefecture on the main island of Honshu. Honshu is the most populous and largest Japanese island, with around one hundred three million inhabitants. Around eighty percent of the total population of Japan live there. The capital of the prefecture is Okayama and it is also a hub to get to Kurashiki. From the Okayama airport, a shuttle bus takes around forty-five minutes to get to the station of Kurashiki. Alternatively, you can also take a train. The historical city of Kurashiki is on the San'yo Main Line between Fukuyama and Okayama. There are several bus companies offering tickets from all bigger cities in Japan such as Tokyo and Osaka to JR Kurashiki Station. The city has a population of roughly four hundred eighty thousand people and it is well-known for its canal area, which dates back to the seventh century.
If you want to stay here, you can choose from numerous hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Kurashiki, Japan. Many accommodations are located right in the centre and near the station. Free Wi-Fi is standard, also for Kurashiki, Japan hostels, and generally, the level of facilities and cleanliness is high. Some hostels in Kurashiki, Japan, have tatami-floor dorm rooms and a typical Japanese interior design.
There are numerous museums in Kurashiki, which are worthwhile to visit. Ohara Museum was the first of its kind displaying Western art. Most exhibits were about French art from the nineteenth and twentieth century when it was opened in the early twentieth century. Nowadays, the collection is more international, with masterpieces by Rodin, Klee, El Greco, and Picasso. Architecture lovers should visit the old merchant quarter. Bikan Historical Quarter has many beautiful examples of wooden warehouses. The setting, including the canal, gives you a lovely impression what Japan looked like a long time ago. Ohashi House is a historic site and a classic example for houses in which wealthy local merchants lived. The interior design is very interesting, including tatami-floored rooms and paintings on the walls.
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