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Okayama Korakuen Garden & Kurashiki Historic Qearter ( inc. Ohara Museum of Art)

by CHIZURU
(13) Reviews
6h $ 47 per person

Highlights

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden
  • Kurashiki Historic Quarter (Including Ohara Museum of Art)

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Okayama prefecture is known as the land of fair weather ‘hare no kuni’, due to its moderate temperature and low rainfall.
The main attractions of Okayama-prefecture are the cities of Okayama and Kurashiki.

First, we’ll visit Korakuen Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan.
The garden was designed in the ‘Kaiyu’ ( scenic promenade ) style, in which circulating walking paths are provided for enjoying views of the garden.
So you’ll find a new view at every turn of the path which connects the vast lawns, ponds, hills, and streams.
The garden is also enjoyable in every season, and cherry blossom in spring and the colored leaves in autumn are especially famous, attracting many tourists.

When you get tired, why don’t you have a bowl of green tea and try the local dessert, ‘kibi-dango’, a soft, sweet rice cake at a rest house.


Then we’ll move to Kurashiki city. It takes only 20minutes to Kurashiki station by train.
You can reach the Bikan Historical Quarter in about seven minutes on foot from the station.

Between JR Kurashiki station and the old Bikan area, you walk through the typical urban Japanese scenery, which will make you wonder whether you are in the right town. But once you turn into the canal area everything changes. You’ll see a number of picturesque buildings such as old black-tiled houses around a stretch of moat. Bridges arch over, willows drip into water, and swans swim in the canal. The entire atmosphere is quite delightful.
Also a variety of gift shops and restaurants will make you feel that the town is definitely your favorite.

Kurashiki Ivy Square, the multi-purpose public space, was formerly a cotton mill. The picturesque ivy-covered red brick buildings house a hotel, restaurants,
gift shops and a cotton mill museum.


This museum was opened by Ohara Keisaburo in 1920’s, the owner of the Kurabo Textile Company.
The museum is surely Kurashiki’s premier museums and houses the predominantly European art collection of the owner.

“Annunciation” of El Greco is one of the most popular works of the museum.
The museum’s neoclassical façade is Kurashiki’s best-known landmark.

: Rickshaw riding
There is a Rickshaw service at the Bikan area. You can enjoy nice views of Historical Quarter on the Rickshaw.

Price :
*1 block tour (1200m, 12minutes) 3000 JPY/ 1 passenger
*2 block tour (2200m, 22minutes) 5000 JPY/ 1 passenger
*30 minutes tour 7000 JPY/ 1 passenger

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Organized by CHIZURU

Licensed Guide
(13) Reviews

Highlights

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden
  • Kurashiki Historic Quarter (Including Ohara Museum of Art)

Important

What‘s included
guide fee

What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you and guide)
Bus : JR Okayama station ⇔ Korakuen  280Yen / per
  JR  : Okayama  ⇔ Kurashiki 680Yen / per

transportation ( guide ) (Bus) Kibikogentoshi ⇔ Okayama 2060Yen
( JR) Okayama ⇔ Kurashiki 680Yen

Entrance fee (You and guide)
Korakuen garden 400Yen / per
Ohara Museum of Art 1300 Yen / Adults 500Yen / 18 and under

Lunch
Meeting Point
At JR OKAYAMA station or your hotel
Ending Point
At JR OKAYAMA station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About CHIZURU


Licensed Guide

(13) Reviews

Contact CHIZURU
Response Time 11 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I’m Chizuru Morofuji. Please call me Chizuru. I’m a government licensed guide and I’ve been working as an interpreter guide for seven years in the area of western and southern part of Japan.

I love my job and I enjoy meeting people from various countries. I have an experience to study in the U.S. for two years. During my stay, local people gave me a plenty of help and kindness. Thanks to their help, I was able to finish my study there. Now it’s time to express my appreciation to people who need help.

I love the word “Ichigo-Ichie、(一期一会)”, which means “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur”. I’m sure, I’ll do my best to make your experience in Japan the most wonderful and enjoyable one.

Let’s have wonderful time with me! I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.
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Reviews ( 13 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Frederique

“ 1 Day tour of Naoshima (Island of Contemporary Art) ”

Our 1 Day tour of Naoshima was a wonderful experience; mainly because we got to share it with Chizuru. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the art and where it is located but Chizuru's appreciation and enthusiasm for the works enhances the experience. She has a very good command of English and communicated clearly both in the lead up to the tour as well as during our trip. Chizuru is a kind and warm person who readily engaged with all members of my family. We felt like we were on an outing with a good friend. She really looked after us. It was the thoughtful little things that Chizuru did that made our day with her so memorable. We were sad to see her leave at the end of the day. Thank you so much Chizuru. We hope to see you again when we return to Japan.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Izhar

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Chizuru san is very kind and nice. She was responsive to my emails and responded to all my requests .

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Suan

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Chizuru is a warm and thoughtful guide. The first thing she did when she met us in Hiroshima was to give us hand warmers and a small gift. We enjoyed the sights, and certainly her company. We also had a really nice time in Miyajima with her, as she took us to the famous temple on the water, and walked through the village streets. We had a lovely day with Chizuru.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Maria

“ Naoshima trip ”

Excelente guide, very lovely! Me and my family had a lot of fun, it was marvelous.

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Alexandra

“ Well worth having a guide for a day trip ”

The day trip ran smoothly and very helpful having a guide if you only have one day to see everything!