We visit Kurashiki Bikan historical area and walk along the stream with willows beside it. You see old houses and rice warehouses. Now they are used as a museum or shops. After that we visit Korakuen Park. It was one of three most famous parks in Japan. It was created for Tsunamasa Ikeda , the lord of Okayama Han in Edo Period. We also visit Okayama Castle.
At Okayama Station or your hotel in the case your hotel is near the station
Walking in Korakuen Park and seeing streams, ponds, hills, flowers, and trees
Visiting Okayama Castle
Walking along the stream with willow trees beside it in Kurashiki Bikan historical area
Watching a and shopping Japanese folkcraft
Ivy Square , a hotel and restaurant which was the spinning factory in Meiji Period
At Okayama Station
Kurashiki has many faces. One of them is Kurashiki Bikan historical area. In Edo Period Kurashiki was directly governed by Tokugawa Shogunate and it was prosperous as a town of a merchant. We can see the houses and warehouses in those days along the stream called Kurashiki River. We can watch and buy Japanese folkcraft in the shops and museums. You can eat lunch in Ivy Square, which was a spinning factory in Meiji Period.
Korakuen Park is one of three most beautiful gardens in Japan. It was made for the Japanese feudal lord in Edo Period. It is a very large garden. You walk in the garden and enjoy beautiful scenery of the ponds, streams, hills, some houses . You can visit Okayama Castle which was reconstructed.
hotel pick-up near Okayama Station
transportation fee(you and guide) the train fare between Okayama and Kurashiki round trip 640 yen per person
entrance fee (you and guide) about 2000 yen per person
I can guide you according to your request.
If you stay in the hotel in Kurashiki Bikan historical area, I can pick you up in Kurashiki.
We're well taken care of by Yoko and had a lovely time although the weather had been pretty lousy. She's given us interesting info, taken us to a good lunch and afternoon dessert place. It was a good experience. Thank you
We spent the day with Yoko at Naoshima art island. Yoko came very well prepared with a detailed itinerary which she had discussed with us in advance. She ensured that the trip went exactly as per her planned itinerary, and ensured that we didn’t miss a single attraction or bus ride. She handled difficult situations well (eg when a museum we had not reserved ran out of tickets she managed to convince them to accommodate a few tickets for us). She was very kind, cheerful and energetic throughout. Gave a lot of useful information and context around the art and architecture we saw. Overall, the best guide we have had in our first week in Japan. Thanks for a fantastic day.
Yoko is an excellent guide that made it easy to enjoy our day in the Okayama area without having to worrying about the planning as she customized a tour for us. We first went to Washuzan Hill to view the Seto Inland Sea and did a small hike to see the Seto Ohashi Bridge. After that we did a boat tour and later visited the Kurashiki historical area. She was very knowledgeable of the area and had a great recommendation for lunch. I have found that having a guide will make your day go more smoothly and you also get a lot more out of your travels. If you are touring the Okayama area, Yoko is a great choice!
Yoko-san went above and beyond to make sure that everyone had a good time. She is one of the best guides I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Highly recommend using her if you’re in the Okayama area!!