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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  • At the former site of the old plant of Kurashiki cotton spinning was the shogunate's magistrate mark. When Ivy covering the exterior walls of red-brick plant was planted for the internal temperature. It named Ivy Square. Around the square, hotel, restaurant, etc. And popular book is like staying at this hotel and thought it was.
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  • It is near the Bikan historical area and easy to get here from there in a short walk. Having seen the photographs, I knew what to expect. However, when I was there, because it was late autumn, the ivy...  more »
  • By the end of the Earth as well as the aesthetic is located in Kurashiki. I went to the big attractions of the winter did little grunge have gone into building an internal flea markets like that, and as I came out. I've looked at the entrance-side trees are large and
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  • The Ivy Square beer garden is great. The food was much better than other beer gardens and the atmosphere is great. I would recommend checking out Ivy Square even if there isn't am event.
  • 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.
  • Historic accommodation.
  • 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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