Kurashiki is not only filled with Japanese-style buildings but also infused with Japanese culture. Why don't you feel good old Japan by experiencing something very Japanese, such as the kimono experience?
Japanese culture experience
The museum offers immersive attractions, such as the thrilling exploration of the cave full of ogres and also exhibits old documents on Momotaro and toys.
- Open year-round
- Adults 600 yen / Students (elementary school to high school) 400 yen / Children (5 years old and older) 100 yen
This museum was opened in a renovated rice granary built in the late Edo period as Japan's second folk craft museum. The facility stores 15,000 durable, beautiful folk crafts that are used in daily life around the world.
- 9：00〜17：00(Last admission: 16:30)
- Mondays (open on public holidays), December 29 to January 1
- Adults 1,000 yen/ Students (high school- university) 400 yen Students (elementary school/junior high school) 300 yen
The museum exhibits local toys and dolls created around Japan from the Edo period to the present in the renovated rice granary built in the Edo period. It also has the gallery, shops, cafe, and inn around the courtyard.
- January 1 , Random opening hours
- Adults 500 yen, students 300 yen, elementary school students and younger: free
The inn overlooking the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area was renovated as the world's first museum that features Kuniyoshi Utagawa, one of Japan's leading ukiyo-e artists. The museum exhibits approximately 100 works, including his debut work and masterpieces.
- Adults 1,300 yen, students 1,000 yen (high school to university), students (elementary school and junior high school) 500 yen
Every Japanese knows the folklore of Momotaro. In Okayama where the folklore is set, there are a lot of ancient burial mounds, historical sites, and shrines that are associated with the legend of Momotaro.
Kinkanen is a kind of floral-patterned mat developed by the inventor Minki Isozaki. The beautiful pattern is woven from rush and hemp or cotton. Kinkanen was one of the major export items back then. It is exhibited in Minki Isozaki Memorial Hall.
- 9：00 〜16：30
- Free of charge
Japan's outstanding shrines and temples
This shrine is located on the top of Mt. Tsurugata, a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area. There are also a noh stage and ancient garden in the precincts.
Kumano Shrine is an overwhelmingly magnificent shrine with six pavilions. The second pavilion is designated a national important cultural property, and the other pavilions are designated prefectural important cultural properties.
As a sacred mountain that wards off evil and a temple for prayer valued by the Okayama domain lords, Yugasan receives a stream of visitors. The historic old temple is renowned as the gongen (Shinto deity) of yoga.
Yuga Shrine is known as one of Japan's three greatest gongens and the grand head temple of yakuyoke (warding off evil). It is a magnificent shrine with the great torii gate made of Bizen ware and the treasure found in the precincts.
There are several kimono rental shops in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area. Visitors can enjoy strolling the streets in their favorite kimono.