Kurashiki Ivy Square, Kurashiki

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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. Put Kurashiki Ivy Square into our Kurashiki trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Use the parking lot to go to Kurashiki Bikan area. The red brick walls and ivy courtyard are unique and wonderful. Because it was a factory of Kurabo, I enjoyed a lot of historical exhibitions.
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  • The site of The Kurashiki Spinning Factory has been maintained, making it an attractive tourist destination. There is a souvenir shop and a museum, and it is a good walking course.
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  • It is a tourist facility based on the remains of Kurashiki Spinning Works and has been certified as a modernized industrial heritage. It is a building with a red brick exterior wall covered with a wall. There are hotels, souvenir shops and cafes.
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  • Nice mid level hotel mostly oriented towards local Japanese guests. Room was small but efficient. Walking distance from historic area where i had great local dining experience. Hotel breakfast was good and espresso machine was a nice feature. I would stay again.
  • New. Pretty. But nothing special. Looks as if it might have been an urban renewal project of some sort.
  • A historical point in the city. A big car park outside the square but sometimes full and reserved some for hotel guest. The normal rooms of the hotel were not provided with bathing tub or shower except for deluxe suite. Many guests used the traditional public bath in the hotel which was clean and spacious without extra charge. It opened in the morning and at night. Only face towel was needed to bring to the bath. Restaurant was a bit expensive and the souvenir shop sold many attractive items at standard price. One front desk staff spoke fluent English.
  • The quality is quite good but there is no private bath tub. This is not suitable for Western customers. Please be aware of only shared bathroom point before booking the hotel.
  • good mood & nice place
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