The Fukuyama Oriental Hotel will help you to enjoy your visit to Kurashiki.

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
This area has many well-preserved traditional architectural structures built during the Edo, the Meiji and the early Showa period (from17th to the early 20th centuries). The Japanese style warehouses from the Edo period, when the town was under direct control of the Edo shogunate, are fused well with the semi-Western style buildings from the early Showa period, and they make a distinctive ambience for the town. It offers an exotic townscape in the daytime as well as the nighttime since buildings are lit up at dusk throughout the year. Illuminated white-walled houses decorated with Kurashiki style latticework are reflected on the water in the river, creating a very fantastic view.
Ohara Museum of Art
1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00, closed Mondays (unless Monday is a national holiday)
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 1,300, College students: JPY 800, High and junior high school, and elementary school students: JPY 500
The Ohara Museum of Art, situated in the Bikan quarter, was built in 1930 by the local magnate Ohara Magosaburo. It houses mainly a Western art collection featuring works of El Greco, Gauguin and Monet along with an assemblage of modern art from overseas and paintings by Kojima Torajiro, a friend of the founder. The museum includes the Greek temple-style Main Gallery, an annex exhibiting a contemporary art collection, the Craft & Asiatic Art Gallery displaying ceramics, woodblock prints and dyeing crafts, and the Kojima Torajiro Memorial Hall.
Kurashiki Ivy Square
7-2 Honmachi, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
The Ivy Square is a complex of red-brick buildings beautifully covered in ivy. The buildings were originally built as cotton mills in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and further back in the Edo period (1603-1868) the site was used as the office of the magistrate controlled by the Edo shougnate. The vestiges of those days are still found in a well and ruins of a moat. In addition to a hotel and restaurants, it includes various facilities such as the Kurabo Memorial Hall, the Kojima Torajiro Memorial Hall, the Ivy School, a music boxes museum, and a studio where you can experience a pottery workshop.
Yurinso Villa
1-3-18 Chuo, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
Ohara Magosaburo, an entrepreneur who made great achievements in Kurashiki, built this villa for his family. It is also called “The Green Palace” for its uncommon roof tiles made by a special process that glow green when looked at from certain angles. The interior design of this traditional Japanese house blended with the elements of European architectures was created by a Western style painter Kojima Torajiro, and its garden was designed by Ogawa Jihe the seventh who created the Japanese garden of the Heian-jingu Shrine.
Hoshino Senichi Memorial Hall
2F Hill top building C, 1-10-11 Chuo, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
[Hours]
10:00 to 17:00
Adults: JPY 500, Elementary school students: JPY 200
The memorial hall of Hoshino Senichi, a former professional baseball player, is in the Bikan quarter. It exhibits more than 200 goods related to Hoshino who was born in Kurashiki, such as a glove from his mother when he was a child, a uniform he used in his student days and trophies he has received. It also has a video watching room where you can watch an original video of his achievements while having Hoshino’s favorite Japanese cake, “Murasuzume” from Kikko-do.
Kurashiki Monogatarikan
2-23-18 Achi, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 21:00 from April to November, 9:00 to 19:00 from December to March (rental rooms are always available until 21:00), closed December 29 to January 3
Located at the entrance of the Bikan quarter, the Kurashiki Monogatarikan, opened in 2009 as tourist facilities by converting the buildings of the former Higashi Ohashi House. The buildings, including a Nagaya-mon Gate and earthen storehouses, are said to have been built during the Edo period and preserve an atmosphere of the old days. Free admission to exhibition rooms and the hall – and you can also rent Japanese-style rooms, a multi-purpose hall and a conference room.
Kurashiki Museum of Folk-craft
1-4-11 Chuo, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:15 from December to February), closed Mondays (unless Monday is a national holiday and open on Mondays during August)
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 700, College and high school students: JPY 400, Junior high and elementary school students: JPY 300
The museum is housed in a complex of three former white-walled warehouses in front of the Kurashiki River in the Bikan quarter. About 700 folk crafts collected from all over the world are displayed in the converted rice storehouses originally built at the late Edo period. The museum offers various special exhibitions as well as events for displaying and selling works by local artists. It is also known as the first traditional old house to be converted in Kurashiki, serving as the impetus for the movement of traditional building preservation in this area.
Ohashi House
3-21-31 Achi, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 10 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00, closed Fridays from December to February and December 28 to January 3
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 500 (JPY 300 for people over 65), Junior high and elementary school students: JPY 300
The buildings of the Ohashi house are the representative examples of Kurashiki’s merchant houses. The Ohashi family were landlords who accumulated wealth through the reclamation of paddy and salt fields, making them become an emerging power called “Shin-Ryoku (fresh verdure)” together with the Ohara family on the rise during the Edo period. Four buildings including Omoya (main building), a Nagaya-mon gate, a rice storehouse and an Uchikura (storehouse adjoining Omoya) were designated as National Important Cultural Properties in 1978. The house is characterized by its arrangement of the buildings, having the Nagaya-mon gate facing the road and creating a front garden between the gate and the Omoya.
Shinkei-en Garden
1-1-20 Chuo, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 15 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00, closed December 29 to January 3
Situated between the main building and its annex of the Ohara Museum of Art, this genuine Japanese-style garden offers beautiful views that vary seasonally. There is a building in the garden that Ohara Koshiro, the president of the Kurashiki Bouseki company, built as his villa in 1893, and is now opened to the public. The building called “Keiken-do” is a popular spot for wedding ceremonies. It also has a tea room “Yushin-tei”, where Japanese tea ceremonies are held on a regular basis.
Washu-zan Mountain
Shimotsuitanoura, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access]
About 5 minutes by car from the Kojima interchange exit on expressway
Washu-zan Mountain was named after its figure that looks like an eagle spreading its wings (Washu stands for eagle wings). This scenic mountain is situated on the southern end of the Kojima Peninsula which is included in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, the first national park in Japan. A spectacular view of the Seto-ohashi Bridge and islands scattered in the Seto Inland Sea can be seen from the top of the mountain, and it is selected as one of “Japan's Best 100 Sunset Locations”. It is also home to the amusement park “Washuzan Highland”.
Igarashi Yumiko Museum
9-30 Honmachi, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 20 minutes on foot
[Hours]
10:00 to 17:00 (9:00 to 18:00 during the Golden Week holidays and summer holidays)
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 600, High and junior high school students: JPY 400, Children: JPY 300
This museum houses works by girls’ manga artist Igarashi Yumiko. In addition to her comic originals since the 1970’s, there are many other related goods that remind her fans of the old days: supplements of magazines in which she used to publish her manga, character goods and toys from her manga animations. Also it offers a valuable opportunity for her fans to read her out-of-print works in the “Treasured Book Library”. Moreover, visitors can dress up like a princess in her manga, selecting from over 100 dresses to wear while taking photos of themselves.
Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki
12-3 Kotobuki-cho, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 40 minutes to JR Kurashiki Station from JR Fukuyama Station → About 3 minutes on foot
This is the largest outlet mall in the Chugoku region, located in front of Kurashiki Station. The facility was designed around the theme of the “Woods of Kurashiki,” full of greenery and a waterway to create a relaxing atmosphere. You can buy specially selected items of famous domestic and international apparel brands at an outlet price. Besides, the appeal of the mall for families is that there is a variety of playground equipment for small children including a Tree House.

Sightseeing Spots near Kurashiki