Grace at Ryokan Kurashiki

  After I booked my Voyagin Tour (Thank you for the recommendation Talltaleboe.wordpress.com) to Kurashiki, I got an email introducing me to my tour guide,¬†Hisako Kashihara. Hisako-san was very helpful; we started coordinating our plan for my visit; upon my request, she recommended a lunch place… Ryokan Kurashiki. I was able to reserve my choice…

Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki

Sword-wielding samurai’s used to tread these Kurashiki streets back in the Edo period when the Shogunate controlled this port town whose canal was the main thoroughfare for transporting goods to and fro. The Bikan Historical Quarter has been recognized as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, its storehouses made characteristically with¬†white walls…