Today we travelled to Kurashiki by train.
Our tour leader organised a three hour bike ride for any group members who fancied a go.
Not being big fans of bike riding we opted to take today as a 'free' day instead and do some exploring.
We went for a walk through Kurashiki old district and sought out the small Natural History Museum, the Art Gallery and the Toy Museum.
We struggled to find anywhere for lunch as the area was more expensive than most we have visited and the menus not as diverse. This was also the first time we have really hit a language barrier during our stay - most places only had Japanese menus with no pictures and we were not brave enough to order blindly!
We did manage to find a nice little italian place for dinner though.