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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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  • Wandered around Kurashiki's old quarter until we found this, the place where the tourist action began. Big brick warehouse, onlike many other we had seen in Japan. Must have been derelict before someo...  more »
  • Atmosphere is entwined with Ivy on brick building, as good as shooting points. On-site Kojima torajiro Memorial Museum, collection of Ohara Art Museum bought torajiro work is seen. Costs of study abroad scholarship seems out to Ohara-San. If you have time please visit.
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  • Nice place in this former factory converted to a hotel and shopping mall close to the channel.
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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。