Better Know A Neighborhood: Bikan District (Kurashiki)
Better Know a Neighborhood

Better Know A Neighborhood: Bikan District (Kurashiki)

Kurashiki is consistently ranked as one of Japan’s most picturesque cities and after my trip there at the beginning of the month, I must say I wholeheartedly agree. This canal-laced city rose to prominence as a trading center in the Edo Period (1603-1867); Kurashiki’s storehouses held rice, sake and textiles until they could be ferried … Continue reading