Being one of the prominent cities of Okayama Prefecture, the city of Kurashiki gets its name from its earlier history. The term Kurashiki stands for "store house town" as the city of Kurashiki once flourished as a hub of harvesting during the Edo era.
Situated within sixteen kilometers away from Okayama, the city of Kurashiki is widely admired for its'historical' vicinity. The entire area of approximately 299 square kilometers of the terrain of Kurashiki provides home ground for more than 433,000 inhabitants. The nearest airport by the city is the Okayama Airport.
There are a number of historic museums exhibiting various artifacts, the range of which is astounding for tourists to imagine getting in a small town.
For instance, the Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum displays exhibits of Hellenic as well as Etruscan and Italian art works. The Kurashiki Archeological Museum is well admired for its extensive spectrum of regional ancient ceramic and clay works, as well as pre-Columbian ceramic and earthenware objects from the land of Peru. The Japan Rural Toy Museum has collected toys from Japan and across the world. Besides these, the array of museums inlcudes the Kurashiki City Museum of Natural History, and Kurashiki Museum of Folk craft and Kurashiki City Museum.
The Ohashi House where the famed Ohashi family used to reside is considered as a must visit in Kurashiki. They quit their samurai positions and carried on to become highly rich traders of Kurashiki. They constructed an elegant mansion in the year of 1796, which is now in a dilapidated condition. This spectacular city of Kurashiki is graced with several hotels and lodges to provide proper accommodation to the travelers who have come to explore Kurashiki.
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Last Updated on: December 12th, 2017