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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  • August 17, 2017
    Nothing special in here. I stayed in the hotel. Outside space is seldom used except for a ridiculously expensive beer garden event.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Love is beautiful place one compound becoming Gatwick, early because Jian Tel Aviv facility, Red Brick Construction are its characteristics. Place Stadium covers 寬 place, there maybe multiple reflection within shops and dining hall, still the Pupp, 優 leisure over one afternoon.
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  • July 31, 2017
    In the year Buri stayed at a hotel! Meet here to meet friends at Kurashiki. It was unmarked square was crowded in the beer garden to a local! With that. Next year the beer garden want to take a guess. I think this season is lively Ivy. The blooming Lotus, now seems to be renovated hotels, there during the construction.
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  • July 14, 2017
    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。
  • July 14, 2017
    部屋によっては大浴場に行くしかない 居心地はいい
  • October 24, 2016
    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.
  • September 18, 2016
    Surprise place to discover. Amazing atmosphere surrounds with historical European style buildings. Beautiful place to stay.
  • February 28, 2016
    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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