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Kurashiki Ivy Square, Kurashiki

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. PutKurashiki 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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  • I found the Ivy Square area to be pretty nice. I was here in the winter so I couldn't imagine how beautiful it will be come spring and summer time frame. There is a hotel here that is probably a nice....  more »
  • We had just exited the Southern portion of Kurashiki's beautifully preserved canal area when we saw a sign for this complex. After we passed through the gate, information signs in English offered...  more »
  • 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.

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