Kurashiki

A day trip to Kurashiki

Kurashiki is most known for its beautiful canal area, and is just an easy hour-train ride from Onomichi. I’ve been a little wary about the Venice-like canal, which usually implies that it’ll be filled with tourists. BUT If you’re a fan of Japanese denim, this is the place to go to for your denim fix for Made in Japan denim, with nearby Kojima being the birthplace of the first Japanese jeans. Half a day was definitely too short, but here’s a look at what I saw, and a few recommendations at the bottom of this post.

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EAT/DRINK

Kurashiki Ramen Masuya: Good ramen and even better gyoza.

Abuto (Sushi): Good lunch sets, fresh sushi, decent garden views.

SHOP (DENIM)

Japan Blue Denim Laboratory (my fave)

Inobe

Denim Bar

Blue Sakura

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