Kurashiki and Shin-Kurashiki
If you are travelling to Kurashiki via Shinkansen, you will stop at Shin-Kurashiki. Although there are some worthwhile sights in Shin-Kurashiki (the area is known as Tamashima), most of the attractions that tourists come to see are accessible through Kurashiki Station. The transfer from Shin-Kurashiki Station to Kurashiki Station only costs 190 yen (prices are subject to change).
From Shin-Kurashiki Station, you can visit:
-Saisou-Tei (Yunoki House)
-Sami Beach (the oldest beach in Japan)
-Tamashima Cultural Center
From Kurashiki Station, you can visit:
-Bikan Historic District
-Ohara Museum of Art
-Kurashiki Ivy Square
-Museum of Folkcrafts
-Rural Toy Museum
-Torajiro Kojima Memorial Museum
-Oyama Memorial Museum
-Museum of Natural History
-City Art Museum
-Character Banks Museum
Those are some of the most popular sites near each station, so if you are planning a trip to Kurashiki, you can be aware that Shin-Kurashiki Station is NOT the same as Kurashiki Station. For some this may seem obvious, but it can also be an easy thing to forget!
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Train to Kurashiki
Kurashiki can be easily reached by train from Okayama station. it is only 15 min and 380 yen.
The train is available every 10 or 15 min.
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