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.
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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
If you stay in the hotel in Kurashiki Bikan historical area, I can pick you up in Kurashiki.