Kurashiki Canal Traditional Boat Tour くらしき川舟流し
The tour on the traditional boats offers a new view of Kurashiki and its beautiful white-walled townhouses. Tickets can be purchased at the Kurashiki Tourism Office.
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You can buy the tickets at the Bikan Information Centre (500 yen). I think the boat was what made my day, nobody there spoke English and the twenty minute tour down the canal was entirely in Japanese but the guide was very expressive and very interested in what he was saying: his excitement showed and made me excited too, even though I didn’t understand much.
We crossed another boat with a couple getting married, we had to duck underneath trees at some points and we were able to see the beautiful houses from the water, as well as some old writings under the bridges.