Chugoku

Kurashiki

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Kurashiki
The Essential
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This charming river port is connected to the Inland Sea by a network of canals that was formerly used for transporting rice, cotton fabrics and soya. Weeping willows hang over the canals of the historical quarter of Bikan where the warehouses of old with their white walls and black glazed tiles still stand. You can visit the Ohashi House, a typical home of wealthy merchants in the 18C, before strolling about the streets that teem with inns and shops selling craftsmen's wares.