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Kurashiki Museum of Folkcraft倉敷民藝館

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The museum is located on the banks of the Kurashiki River in the Bikan Historical Quarter. Housed inside late Edo period rice granaries, the museum was the first project in Kurashiki to re-use such granaries for a new purpose. The museum displays some 15,000 examples of beautiful folk crafts from around the world, including pottery, glass, stone, textile, and wooden items. The museum shop also offers a wide variety of folk crafts for sale.

place

Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Chuou 1-4-11

phone 0864221637
place

9:00-17:00 (Dec.-Feb .:9:00-16:15) ※ 15 minutes admission

Review of Kurashiki Folkcraft Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/09/22 A little bit expensive for non-Foreigners
There are many baskets and pottery of Japan used for everyday life. Different from fine art,folk art doesn't looks special ,especially from the standpoint of local Japanese like us.So,we feel 700 yen...
Reviewed:2016/03/06 Rural crafts, pottery, and household objects
The museum has a collection of beautiful stoneware pots, jugs and other pottery from contemporary potters and older. There are wooden family chests as well as bamboo and basket work. There was a...
Reviewed:2015/08/22 Excellent collection of crafts
The Museum is about 15 minutes walk from Kurashiki station on the canal front. There's a small entry fee and you have to wear the slippers provided (Size 7 only). The route leads you around the...

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Address

Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Chuou 1-4-11 [map]

Phone

0864221637

Hours
9:00-17:00 (Dec.-Feb .:9:00-16:15) ※ 15 minutes admission
Closed
Monday (Open for Public holiday), Aug. is open everyday, New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1)
Fees
[Admission fee] General 700 Yen, High School Student 400 Yen, Junior High School Students 300 Yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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