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The historic Japanese town of Kurashiki. Just 16km from Okayama, Kurashiki boasts one of Japan's best preserved historical neighbourhoods. The old canal is a jewel of old black-tiled warehouses, converted for the most part into museums. The name Kurashiki itself means "warehouse floor". During the Tokugawa period, Kurashiki was a farming town renowned for its high-quality Bizen-mai Rice, and its warehouses date from that period when they were used to store rice..30 Mar 2007
The historic Japanese town of Kurashiki. Just 16km from Okayama, Kurashiki boasts one of Japan's best preserved historical neighbourhoods. The old canal is a jewel of old black-tiled warehouses, converted for the most part into museums. The name Kurashiki itself means "warehouse floor". During the Tokugawa period, Kurashiki was a farming town renowned for its high-quality Bizen-mai Rice, and its warehouses date from that period when they were used to store rice..30 Mar 2007
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