Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Kurashiki every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route every 15 minutes. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Kyoto to Kurashiki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.
How to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki
From Kyoto train to Okayama then train to Kurashiki. 1 h 23 min ¥6446. From Kyoto Station bus to Kurashima. 4 h 7 min ¥3899. From Kyoto drive to Kurashiki. 2 h 50 min ¥3171.