from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Honshu, Japan, an industrial suburb of Okayama on the Inland Sea. Population: 471,000.


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  • I was in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Kurashiki.

    Westward bound!

  • Alas, the only accommodation we could find was a minshuku in the foothill town of Bitchu-Takahashi, more than an hour by car from Kurashiki.

    How Not to Travel in Japan

  • Looking forward to teasing my sister-in-law, I loudly mocked Gateways warning to “avoid visiting” Kurashiki during “national holidays” — until we went to our hotel.

    How Not to Travel in Japan

  • Our first stop was Kurashiki, a canal-lined coastal town just outside Okayama, whose historic rice-merchant quarter has been converted into elegant museums, cafés, and shops selling local Bizen pottery.

    How Not to Travel in Japan

  • Meanwhile, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has a goofy little spring festival every year at this time.

    Matsuri report » Japundit Blog

  • Among the 51 participants was a 27-year-old monk from Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, who told the Asahi Shimbun: "It's very hard to find a young women who wants to marry a monk unless we take very proactive approaches in meeting such women." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Kurashiki: where to take Japan at a slower pace The old merchant settlement of Kurashiki is the perfect place in which to unwind after Tokyo, says Lee Langley. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • JFE Steel was said to have restarted the operation of a Kurashiki furnace that has been idle since January 2009 amid returning demand.

  • On April 28, 1995, farmer Haruhiko Sunami, 70, and his wife, Midori, 66, were found decapitated inside their burned-down home in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture.

    News On Japan

  • The trip is being underwritten by the city of Kurashiki. Front Page


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