Kurashiki City, which borders the Seto Inland Sea, has a population of approximately 480,000 people. The place flourished as a city of merchants in the Edo period and a city of spinning in the Meiji era. In recent years, it has grown into an industrial city and a city of culture and tourism. Boasting a mild climate typical of the Seto Inland Sea region and fertile land provided by the Takahashi River, the city enjoys thriving agricultural and fishing industries.
In addition, the city has the largest number of Japanese Heritages at three. The Japanese government recognizes the historic attractions and features of regions as Japan Heritage stories. Come and enjoy the attractions of Kurashiki.