Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture is located at the coastal area of Seto Inland Sea in southwestern Japan. Kurashiki has as known as “Yasashii” city, so let us introduce why Kurashiki is so called.
Kurashiki is a charming city with a traditional feel of good old fashioned Japanese life and culture. This city is blessed with both the Seto Inland Sea and the beautiful Takahashi River.
During the Edo era, Kurashiki was the affluent city of “Tenryo”, reigned over by the Tokugawa shogunate. This river port city had direct access to both Tokyo(Edo) and Osaka (Kamigata) via water transportation.
So seafood, special rice, agricultural products, sake, salt, soy sauce, miso, and so on were gathered from the vicinity of this city, and accordingly many traditional warehouses were built and still exist in the area.
In the meantime, fashionable people in Kurashiki have developed several manufacturing industries recognized throughout the country, such as Kurashiki-glasses, potteries, well-known jeans in Kojima area and so forth, to harmonize any different ways, for example "Japanese and Western" "tradition and innovation", and "industry and culture".
Here for your stay, and your day in Kurashiki! Explore the winding alleys and beautiful canals of its historic district. There are sure to be some surprises in store for you.
※“Yasashiki” is equal “Yasashii”. It is good old Japanese quality, implies friendly and kind, caring, gentle, sweet, gracious and thought of others in Japanese.