Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (倉敷美観地区, Kurashiki Bikan Chiku) is a historic merchant quarter which used its central canal for delivering goods.
Sometimes known as the "Venice of Japan," the Bikan Historical Quarter in Kurashiki City lives up to the title. Though it is much smaller than the real Venice, don't let its size fool you! This hidden travel gem is one of Japan's finest historical sites.
The Kurashiki Bikan Historical area in Kurashiki City, Okayama is a traditional Edo era townscape. It and the surrounding river area has been designated as an Important Preservations District for Groups of Historic Buildings. There are many restaurants and souvenir stores.
Bitchu Kokubunji Temple (備中国分寺, Bitchū Kokubunji) was founded in 741. Destroyed by fire in the 14th century civil war the existing temple has been rebuilt in the Edo period and its five story pagoda at a height of 34.32ｍ is said to be the last one built in Japan in 1884.