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

by CHIZURU
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6h $ 221 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

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

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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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Highlights

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

Important

What‘s included
guide fee
1 person : 15000 JPY
2 people : 20000 JPY
3-6 people : 24000 JPY
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you )
Bus : JR Okayama station ⇔ Korakuen  280Yen / per
  JR  : Okayama  ⇔ Kurashiki 680Yen / per

Transportation ( guide ) (Bus & Jr) 3000 JPY
:*** Please pay the fee directly to the guide when the tour starts.

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 6 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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 44 )
Kathryn Kathryn Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima one day guide ”

We met Chizuru promptly at 9.30 am in our hotel lobby. Our day was well organised and the timing of our visits to The Peace Museum and Miyajuma were not hurried. Chizuru speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable. She went out of her way to help us buy some items in the supermarket after our trip. We thank her very much and would recommend Chizuru as a guide. J and K

CHIZURU:

Hi Kathryn, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I’m very happy to receive it and glad to know that you enjoyed the tour very much. That was the most perfect day for sightseeing. It was a little cloudy day. The temperature was not so high. We enjoyed walking. And any sightseeing spots were not so crowded. Everything went so smoothly. So we could add one more spot. That is a beautiful Japanese style “Migratory garden, Shukkeien” That garden is a place to rest and relax for the people of Hiroshima. I’m glad to see you enjoy one of Hiroshima specialties, Okonomiyaki. Thank you for the wonderful time with you. Chizuru

Carl Carl Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Thanks for great tour ”

Thanks for great tour of Naoshima. Your preparation was excellent, and we enjoyed a very smooth, fun tour!

CHIZURU:

Hi Sandra and Jason, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I'm happy to receive it and glad to know that you enjoyed the contemporary art island very much. That day was nice for sightseeing. We were very lucky. Every spot was not so crowded. Everything went so smoothly as planned. You are a very nice couple. I really enjoyed the tour, too. Thank you for the wonderful time with you. Chizuru

Steven Steven United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One day trip to Naoshima from Kyoto on May 28th, 2019 ”

Chizuru was an excellent guide, and she did an outstanding job helping us move quickly and comfortably to and from Naoshima Island by way of the Okayama Train Station, where she met our family on the morning of our day trip from Kyoto. We are a family of three adults, and we only had one day available to see Naoshima. She sheparded us from Okayama to Uno Station, then the ferry to and from the Island. We covered the Chichu Art Museum, the Benesse House Art Collection and the Art District in Honmura. We had lunch at the cafe in the Benesse House. Chizuru was very knowledgeable about the various art collections as well as the outdoor art installations and the history of the island. Her English language skills were excellent, and her friendly and kind demeanor made the trip with her very enjo... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Steven, thank you very much for the tour review with lots of complement. I'm happy to receive it. I had a great time with your family. Before the tour you wrote me many times to inform me of your preference and requests. That helped me make plans and look for a restaurant for dinner and so on. I was impressed by your son. He is knowledgeable about the art and artists. I felt happy when I saw your son find and be excited about some artworks by the artists he knows. I appreciate that you spent some time at “ Izakaya” in Okayama and enjoyed the special products of Okayama after the tour. They are “Sawara, Spanish mackerel” and “Hiruzen Yakisoba, noodles baked on the hot iron plate”, which won the Grand Prize in B-class gourmet competition. I believe you enjoyed the whole day in Naoshima an... read more

sandi Sandi Canada ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Great day in Hiroshima & Miyajima ”

Chizuru met us at our cruise port and took us to the beautiful Miyajima and then Hiroshima. There was a little confusion at the port on the ships end and she managed to adapt our schedule and we fit everything in that we wanted to see!! Chizuru was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. It started to rain quite hard while at Peace Memorial Park and she managed to quickly show us the highlights!! Much appreciated by a few with no coats or umbrellas!!! We had a a great day!!

CHIZURU:

Hi Sandi, thank you for the tour review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour of two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima though unfortunately the weather was not so good. I was also happy to have a very enjoyable time. Thank you for sharing a wonderful time with you.

Patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great 2 days on the Art Islands ”

Chizuru did an outstanding job coordinating my 2 nights/3 day stay in Naoshima. She sent me a detailed daily itinerary with the times for the trains and ferries. I took the Shinkanzen to Okayama and then she met me and to save time hired a taxi to take us to the port of Uno. Took the ferry to Naoshima. The Benesse shuttle took my luggage to the hotel and we started touring right away. She had purchased tickets to the Chichu museum ahead of time so we lost no time. Then we did the Art House Project area. Took the shuttle back to the Museum Hotel where she went over some of the highlights and told me I could see more of it when I stayed there the 2nd night. Then we walked to the Park hotel seeing some of the art work along the way. The 2nd day we took the ferry to Teshima and had a... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Patricia, thank you so much for your detailed tour review. That is very nice. Your review contains a lot of information about the museums in both islands Naoshima and Teshima, the art project and transportation.They will help future visitors make their tour plan. Thanks to the private transportation, we were able to use the time very effectively. Weather was nice and everything went smoothly even though the art festival is held. Thank you for a wonderful time I spent with you. I believe you are having a good time traveling around the southern part of Japan and will enjoy the northern part of Japan. Though it is still in May, but summer seems to have already started. The temperature is getting very high. Please take moisture well so as not to get heat stroke. Take care and enjoy yoursel... read more