A formerly independent town located along the coast of the southern edge of Kurashiki City, Kojima is the birthplace of Japan’s jeans industry. In fact, there is a district of the town called “Jeans Street” that is dedicated to promoting local brands.
A port town with a wonderful townscape, Kojima is a great place for a stroll. Start from Kojima Station and explore the historic buildings that line the streets. There are parks, temples and shrines which are walking distance from the station, as well as ample opportunities to peruse the shopping scene.
Be sure to visit the Seto Ohashi Bridge, which starts in Kojima and extends all the way to Shikoku. There are lookout points near the base of the bridge where spectacular sunsets entice visitors from around the world.