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


Okayama
6 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

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  • 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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR OKAYAMA station or your hotel
Ending Point At JR OKAYAMA station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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?

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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Reviews ( 54 )
4.8 (54) Reviews
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avi Avi Israel ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ You must visit Naoshima for art. Chizuru is a great guide to lead you in a tight timetable ”

The transportation in a day tour to one of the most important art center in Japan is not obvious. There is one taxi in the island, Ten vessels goes daily from Takamatsu and if you miss them or the local bus your trip to Naoshima will be absolutely not effective. We hired Chizuru and everything went smooth. We visited many interesting unique and hidden spots. Chizuru followed our priorities and offered unknown places from her experience. Lots of photo oppertunities and never missed any transportation mode. She has vast knowledge regarding the island and the art pcs. and artists. So we enjoyed very much her guidance during our day trip to Naoshima and hope to hire her again in the future.

Jenny Jenny United States
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Best way to do Naoshima ”

Chizuru is a great guide. She took care of all the logistics so all I had to do was show up. She had a lot of knowledge of the island and it’s art projects. She pointed out details and things that I wouldn’t notice or see on my own. I’m really happy I decided to get a guide for the day. I couldn’t have seen or learned as much as I did without her help. Plus she’s very friendly!

CHIZURU:

Hi Jenny, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I also had a wonderful day with you. You are so lucky because of a nice weather and less crowded sites. We could go to the most art sites including an artistic shrine building on the top of the hill. It is often deleted because it takes time to go. I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Lastly, thank you for a mail with a picture. Arigatou!

John John United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ What a wonderful day! ”

Visited Naoshima during the Setouchi Triennale with her. Not an easy visit, train to port, ferry to the island and bus ride to the sites. One of the museums she had us get tickets before our tour and we're glad we did because it was sold out. Very personable, good command of English and very knowledgeable about the sites and various works of art. Made the art pieces come alive! Arigato Chizuru

CHIZURU:

Hi John san, thank you so much for the wonderful time with two of you. I appreciated that you allowed my friends to join the tour. They were very grateful for your acceptance. Weather was nice and everything went smoothly even though the art festival is held. I'm happy to know that you love Japan so much. I hope you will enjoy the next visit to Japan. Chizuru

Yaron Yaron Israel ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A thousand thanks for Chizuru! ”

Chizuru was everything we could ask for. Seriously one of the best tour guides I have experienced in my life. First of all, due to an approaching typhoon, Chizuru was able to guide us a day before our scheduled itinerary, on a very short notice. She took us everywhere we wanted, knew when should we rush and when we could enjoy the moments during the tour. She also has great English and thorough knowledge about Japan in general and Naoshima in particular. This made our tour day a perfect day, and we were able to experience and enjoy all of the attractions on the Naoshima island on single day. I wish Chizuru to anyone which comes to the island. Thank you Chizuru!

CHIZURU:

Hi Yaron, thank you for your review with lots of complement. I also appreciate your prompt decision for changing the tour date. Everything went so smoothly despite the change of schedule. I'm glad to know that you could go to Teshima and enjoyed several artworks there including " Teshima Art Museum" which is totally different from the ordinary museums. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your vacation and I'm looking forward to receiving pictures you took during the tour. Thank you for wonderful time with you, your mom, and Deganit! Chizuru

Carlo Carlo Mexico ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Naoshima at ir? best ”

We had an incredible visit to Naoshima with Chizuru, who knows the island very well and the places to visit. We had limited time but because of her knowledge of the museums and other sites, she made the most of our visit avoiding crowds. Great guide!!

CHIZURU:

Hi Carlo, thank you so much for the quick tour review with lots of complements. Yes, everything went so smoothly in spite of the weekend and the opening day of the fall session of Setouchi Triennale We could appreciate the artworks in the main museums and several outdoor artworks as much as possible. Unfortunately you could't see the art-house projects in the residence area. I hope you will visit the art island again with your children. Hope to see you soon. Chizuru

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