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Kurashiki Ivy Square, Kurashiki

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Built in 1889 as the country's first cotton mill, Kurashiki Ivy Square has since transformed into a complex of museums, shops, and restaurants. Learn about the history of Kurashiki Bosekijo, the company that established the profitable mill building, and stop in the museum housing works by Western-style artist Kojima Torajiro, as well as some of the Egyptian and Islamic works from his own collection. Peruse artisan shops selling ceramics and other handicrafts, or take a rickshaw ride through the square. Museum-goers should be prepared for minimal English explanation regarding the exhibits. Plan to see Kurashiki Ivy Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kurashiki vacation builder.
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  • the style of this hotel is traditional and classic. their staff were very helpful that they helped us to locate the restaurant and call a taxi to there. there is a public bath for you to relax. it is ...  more »
  • Near to Kurashiki bikan. Nice atmosphere. Great place to sit down and relax. There are some shops in the complex also.  more »
  • Even on a sunny day the square itself was not very welcoming but the shps have an astonishing array of cotton goods. Heven on a stick if you are a fan of jeans.  more »
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  • 美観地区の中にあるという立地と、建物の雰囲気は最高だった。
  • 部屋によっては大浴場に行くしかない 居心地はいい
  • Place reminds me of a hospital, old and poorly maintained. The outside is promising, but interior is what you stay at. They do have Onsen and location in the center is good.
  • Surprise place to discover. Amazing atmosphere surrounds with historical European style buildings. Beautiful place to stay.
  • Vintage feel with 1950s decor and onsen style bathing. Pretty relaxed feel and great buffet bkfst.

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Where to stay in Kurashiki

Look to the canal district of Kurashiki for the most characterful accommodations in the old merchant town. Along the willow-lined banks of the main canal, you'll find a selection of hotels and traditional-style guesthouses known as ryokan, some converted from old warehouse buildings. Newly built establishments try their best to get close to the action of this scenic and historic district, so take a look on either side of the canal for a collection of fairly standard hotels and a few hostels.
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