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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. Plan to see Kurashiki Ivy Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kurashiki vacation builder.
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  • The Ivy Square is within the old Bikan Historical Quarter, and walking about and around it has 2 main plus points : firstly, there's no entry fee; secondly, it's an amazing sight to behold seeing the ...  more »
  • And "factory tour course" to cultural sights of local kurabo industries, and Ivy square where the meaning of square trees Ivy "city of Kurashiki in Taisho era to" Save or "save work remodeling the hotel here in the middle of a square square was a coffee lounge (sky). "Each media has this interesting news when a young woman who was popular, but it was still temporarily? Now we have settled. Kurabo industries and Shikishima spinning in this area is famous for.
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  • Building is old but distinctive is good relaxed feeling. You're at locating and exploring the area.
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  • 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.
  • Great Meiji era feel to this place and many interesting shops.
  • 美観地区に隣接していて便利です。 部屋はクラシカルでした。