Check Out Old Japans Traditional City Kurashiki on Guided Private Tours
Kurashiki is one of Japan's oldest and much loved highly traditional merchant towns and a perfect City to really see how the people of Japan worked and lived for hundreds of years. Located perfectly at the foot of Mount Tsurugata and along an ideally situated beautiful canal, you will spend a lovely holiday here.
A boat ride is a must in to get another perspective of the sightseeing opportunities and traditional buildings along the way on private Kurashiki custom tours. The Bikan quarter is home to many warehouses that have been converted into museums and the oldest part of the town with original wooden houses and walkways.
Kurashiki also has lovely white-walled preserved storehouses with original lattice windows that still stand as Thankfully the town escaped and was not damaged by the Hiroshima bomb. The scenes and sights along the canal are picture postcard perfect just as you would imagine a city to be in Japan; amazingly they have held on tightly to keeping Kurashiki as close to its original state as possible.
Top Things to Do in Kurashiki
Timeless Ohashi House on Kurashiki City Guided Cultural Tours
Located between the Canal and the station is the lovingly restored Ohashi House. Originally built in the late 1700's this beautiful building was home to one of the cities richest and prominent families. Generally, houses of this nature were strictly kept for the famous Samurai, but many of the rich families started to claim such properties and changed that one longstanding tradition.
Kurashiki guided tours include this house on their tours and the guides are very informative and have some wonderful stories about this grand house. The gardens surrounding the property are simple and reminiscent of how the gardens would have been in the 1700's.
Travel Tips for Kurashiki
The best time to visit Kurashiki especially if you intend to do private sightseeing tours or driving tours is during the months of April and October. The weather is warm there is less rain than normal and most of the months are perfect for Kurashiki guided tours. For tourists who like the heat then July and August are perfect this is a place can visit at any stage throughout the year as there are lots to do no matter what the weather is like.
The prices when visiting the city of Kurashiki are reasonable enough. One night's accommodation in a good hotel will cost an average of US$80 B&B, and that will be your most expensive purchase when you are in this region of Japan. A 3-course meal for two people with wine is as little as US$20 in many of the eateries. The price of private guided sightseeing Kurashiki tours will vary depending on the tour you choose and its duration.
Book all your Kurashiki guided tours in advance of travelling as you may get a deal that includes discounted accommodation. Wear appropriate clothing when you are going on sightseeing tours to temples in the area. Do not tip Japan Servers in restaurants it is classed as an insult to the server. Don't walk alone at night; it is recommended to travel in groups of two or more and be aware of your surroundings when in you are in crowded places or on tours.
The weather in Kurashiki is mixed it really has all four seasons, warm and wet with a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. The driest month is December which still gets some amount small amount of rainfall, and most of the rain falls in July and June. January is the coldest month with average temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius so wrap up if you are travelling, August is the hottest month with average temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius.