Getting there & away
Kurashiki, only 17km from Okayama, is not on the shinkansen line. Travelling westwards, it’s usually faster to disembark at Okayama and take a San-yō line futsū (local train) to Kurashiki. The trip takes 17 minutes, and futsū run frequently. If you’re heading east, get off at Shin-Kurashiki station, two stops from Kurashiki on the San-yō line.