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Just 15 minutes walk from JR Kurashiki Station, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is a really nice preserved area featuring white walled houses, a small canal that runs through the center of town, and plenty of small alleys, galleries, museums and shops. The easy access and beautiful townscape make it a desirable place to visit in Okayama Japan. The Kurashiki Historical Quarter (District) was a river port where warehouses were built to store goods. “Kura” means storage in Japanese. The white walled houses with black tiles were classic warehouses in the Edo Period. Then factories were built, Western styled buildings were constructed. Yet no cables and posts were in sight in the area to preserve the pleasant look and feel of an Edo town.

Lined with many unique shops, cafes, art galleries and museums in both white walled houses and early western buildigns,…

Kitano Meister Garden was first built as Kobe city primary school in the foreign residence’s area in 1908. An…

Opened since 1992 as a cultural hub connecting the city and the sea, Kobe Harbourland features a wide array…

Mount Rokko in Kobe Japan is one of the most popular and easiest getaway from Kobe city. The spectacular…

The Rokko-Shidare Observatory near the Terrace Garden of Mt. Rokko is unique in every way. It looks like an…

Rokko Mountain is a range of mountains in Hyogo Prefecture, close to Osaka, Kobe city and accessible by cable…

Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Japan because it is simply beautiful every where. While many people would go for the park or castles where most of the cherry trees were, children may find it boring to just walk around parks or castles.

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