The Kurashiki Bikan district lived up to it’s reputation as a stunningly beautiful place (“Bikan” literally means “beautiful view”). It’s a historical town preserved to look like an idealized version of Japan in the late Edo period.
I’m quite sure this is the sort of thing people travel to Japan to see, and would recommend it as a stop if you’re traveling around on the Japan Rail Pass.
I’m thankful I got the chance to go and work there for a day. Now back to Osaka.