A Walk Through History in Okayama and Kurashiki
This walking tour covers a magnificent castle, historic gardens, a traditional district, and a celebrated museum of Western art.
Enjoy a one-day walking tour through the cities of Okayama and Kurashiki.
On a visit to the remarkable tower of Okayama Castle, originally completed in 1597, an English-speaking guide will teach participants about traditional castle architecture. This is followed by a visit to the Japanese garden Korakuen, which boasts over 300 years of history, and other Okayama highlights.
Tour members who walk down the willow-lined, riverside streets of the historical Kurashiki Bikan quarter will feel as if they traveled back in time. This was a crucial trading center, and the streets are lined with distinctive white-walled storehouses with black tile roofs. Many of them date back to the Edo Period (1603–1868), and have been converted to stylish cafes and shops
The tour includes a visit to the Ohara Museum of Art, the first collection of Western art in Japan, and other Kurashiki sightseeing spots.
Access: From Shin-Osaka Station, take the Shinkansen to Okayama Station (50 min.).
1 Ekimoto-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken
About 7 hours