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

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6h $ 218 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.

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 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 ( 40 )
Patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days 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

Denis Denis United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Chizuru - review ”

We couldn’t recommend Chizuru more highly. She was knowledgeable, fun, flexible and definitely ensured that we enjoyed our two days in Okayama to the full.

CHIZURU:

Dear Denis, thank you for your review with a high evaluation. I really enjoyed the tour with your group. I was so happy to spend wonderful time with you because you were always cheerful and energetic and tried to entertain us. The two day tour ended in a short time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you Denis.

Paul Paul Japan
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Hiroshimaa Peace Memorials and Museum /Miyajima ”

A marvellous guide ! Met her on time and she guided us to our sites effortlessly on multiple modes of transportation. Very knowledgeable about our destinations and passionate about their past and significance to the area and Japan Enjoyed a unique and delicious local lunch and the pace of the day was spot on landing at our hotel exactly on time . We woul highly reccomend Chizuru to any future visitors to Hiroshima or other surrounding cities. We count ourselves very lucky indeed to have shared our only day in Hiroshima with her Paul and Sam Tamaki

CHIZURU:

Hi Paul, thank you for your quick review. I appreciate the high evaluation and lots of complements. The tour with you and Sam will be one of the most memorable days of my tour in Hiroshima thanks to both the visiting date, exactly the next day of Super Golden Week and the beautiful weather. There weren’t many tourist in the both sites which are Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima. I can hardly see such a wonderful view from the top of the mountain, “Mt. Misen”. The uphill to the rope-way stand was hard but it was worth trying. I’m happy I could help you have a wonderful day and make your visit Hiroshima memorable. Thank you Paul and Sam.

Mary Mary United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Superb Guide ”

We arranged a day tour of Naoshima art island with Chizuru from Azamara Quest, which docked at Takamatsu. Chizuru is charming lady, superb tour guide and speaks excellent English. It was easy to detail our day via the Triplelights website beforehand. She met us on the island having given us clear instructions on which ferry to take as she came from elsewhere. We saw far more in Naoshima than we would have done on our own or on a ship’s tour. Chizuru knew the time of all the buses and location of all the stops and could also guide us to all the key sculptures and art houses tucked all around the island quickly. She also advised us to book tickets for the ChiChu Museum (one of the highlights) months earlier and advised us on the best time slot. (On the day we were there it was fully ... read more

CHIZURU:

Hi Mary, Thank you for your tour review. I appreciate your message with lots of complement and the high evaluation. you visited the island at the best timing, just before the art festival starts. There weren't so many people. So we could see all Art House Project. That is often impossible under the limited time. I'm glad to help you make one of the good memories of your visit to Japan. Thank you Mary!

Liz Liz United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An immersive day incorporating two very different experiences ”

She was excellent at organising where to go and how this should be undertaken. We used four different modes of transport, which included train, ferry, taxi, street car and shuttle bus. She was knowledgeable about time tables and modes of transport to maximise the experiences. We were able to ask extensive questions to aid our experience. She was obviously experienced and ensured that had a fulfilling itinerary with contrasting traditions. Would recommend.

CHIZURU:

Hi Liz, Thank you very much for the review of the tour in Hiroshima with a high evaluation and lots of complements. This moment is when I feel the happiest as a guide. I felt uneasy at the beginning of the tour because we were waiting in separate places. I was at the cruise ship port. You were at the train station. Thanks to your phone call, we were able to meet each other. After that everything went so smoothly. I could spend a great time with two of you. Thank you!