We have planned to go Kurashiki in Sept this year but looking at the flood now, is it better to cancel the trip? Seems like it is quite serious and the place would not recover in one month or two?
As far as I understand, Kurashiki's historic Bikan District and Ohara Museum are not reportedly affected. The western suburbs of Kurashiki City area along Takahashi River, namely Mabi-cho area, as well as its northern neighbor, Soja City, were affected by the flooding which occurred a couple of days ago (and you are coming in September).Edited: 09 July 2018, 08:19
Really thank you for the information as we really looking forward to go to the Bikan historical area.
September is a few months away so i would not worry about today's floods. We were there last September and really enjoyed walking through the historical area with its canals, museums, traditional houses and restaurants. I daresay the flood will just be a distant memory to the locals who live there.
The area that has seen one of the worst casualty, Mabi-cho, is in the north-western suburbs of the territorial area of Kurashiki City. It is tragic, but the historic Bikan District and the famed Ohara Museum are not affected, and should be welcoming tourists.
There would be charity boxes, and making a small personal donation would be a way to contribute to the general public. Staying at home does not make things better for you and other people.Edited: 14 July 2018, 08:03
No reason to cancel as all the main tourist sites are not impacted.
Hi, I've just traveled Kurashiki Bikan historical area last weekend ,and they were opening as usual. The damaged area is very far from Bikan area so that Kurashiki city is very huge city. (Damaged area is only Mabi-district) Hotels and shops are crying because many tourist suddenly canceled their travel to Kurashiki. Please come and visit! thx.