Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Kurashiki

Ōhara Museum of Art

This is Kurashiki's premier museum, housing the predominantly Western art collection amassed by local textile magnate Ōhara Magosaburō (1880–1943), with the help of artist Kojima Torajirō (1881–1929). The varied ass…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kurashiki

Ōhashi House

Between the station and the canal area is the beautifully restored Ōhashi House, built in 1793. The wooden house belonged to one of Kurashiki's richest families and was built at a time when prosperous merchants were…
Museum in Kurashiki

Japan Rural Toy Museum

Four rooms are crammed with displays of wooden toys, masks, dolls and spinning tops (including a world-record breaker), and a colourful array of kites just beckoning to be put on a breeze. You can purchase a new toy…
Museum in Kurashiki

Kurashiki Museum of Folk-craft

This museum is housed in an attractive complex of rice warehouses dating from the late 18th century, with interesting exhibits of exquisite household items from across Japan, including ceramics, glassware, textiles …
Museum in Kurashiki

Momotarō Karakuri Hakubutsukan

Part gallery and part fun-house, this small museum is devoted to local legend Momotarō, with memorabilia, toys and depictions of the peach boy from over the years. On the ground floor is a collection of amusing disp…
Square in Kurashiki

Ivy Square

Present-day Ivy Sq was once the site of Ōhara's Kurabō textile factories. The company moved into more modern premises a long time ago, and the ivy-covered red-brick factory buildings (dating from 1889) now house a h…
Shinto Shrine in Kurashiki

Achi-jinja

A short walk from Kurashiki's Bikan canal area are the steep stone steps that lead up to this shrine in Tsurugata-yama-kōen, a park that overlooks the old area of town. The shrine is home to a wisteria tree thought …
Museum in Kurashiki

Kojima Torajirō Memorial Hall

Kojima Torajirō was the European-style painter who went above and beyond in helping Ōhara build up his art collection; head to this museum to immerse yourself in his life. Entry is included in the ticket for the Ōha…
Museum in Kurashiki

Kurabō Memorial Hall

Textile enthusiasts can learn all about the history of the Japanese textile industry at this museum at Kurashiki's Ivy Sq.
Buddhist Temple in Kurashiki

Kanryū-ji

Buddhist temple at the edge of Tsurugata-yama-kōen.