Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter


Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (倉敷美観地区, Kurashiki Bikan Chiku) is a historic merchant quarter which used its central canal for delivering goods.



Honmachi, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0054 (Directions)


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