The area has a lot of sightseeing districts such as the Seto Inland Sea National Park, Washu Mountain, Ojigatake, Yugasan, Shimotsui Port and many more. Seto Ohashi (the Great Seto Bridge)' is one of the world's longest bridge, whichi serves both railroad and automobile traffic.
There are plenty of historical areas and buildings, such as the old Nozaki residence, the Yuga temple, the Rendai temple, cultural centres and fiber factories.
During the Edo period, Kurashiki was directly controlled by the Shogunate. Distinctive white-walled and black-tiled ('shirakabe') warehouses line were build as houses for merchants or to store goods, along the Kurashiki canal framed with weeping willows. The area has no electric poles, thus, 'shirakabe' is lightened with minimum lights from the sunset until 10pm (until 9pm from October to March).
Kurashiki Bikan Chiku' (the 'Bikan' district of Kurashiki) is the anicient marchant quarter and the historic area, which resembles closely to the look of the ancient period. The area and its look has not been changed since the Edo era.
The city is known as the site of the Okayama Castle and the Korakuen Garden, which contains full of cultural and historial environments.
There are a lot of arts and science museums that display cultural heritage, handiwork and rarity collections of local artists.