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Ivy Square

Address: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Kurashiki
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Davis, California, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There's a beer garden in the courtyard during the summer, which is definitely a hit. Other times of the year it's a little slow, but still worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Not sure what I expected here, but not really a must see. However the museums nearby certainly are, particularly if you've bought the multiple museum / gallery ticket.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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377 reviews 377 reviews
160 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice place to visit walking around in the streets of Kurashiki. A number nice shops here as well as opportunities to eat as well. However, only if time allows.

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서울특별시, 대한민국
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173 reviews 173 reviews
114 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

It is nice place to walk around.There are many galleries, a temple on the hill, and small market. I figured it out later there is "Candy Museum" Candy is the famous comic books in 1970s-1980s in Asia. I regretted that I could not visit there!! Anyway, discovering small allies and galleries are good pleasure in this area.

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Okayama, Japan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

just a quiet square right next to bikan-chiku. you might can have coffee or something here but there is nothing special about.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Ivy Square is located in the heart of the Kurashiki Bikan area. It has quite a English charm to it and the greenery surrounding the area makes it a comfortable stroll. You can find free orchestra performance and a small museum in it. I went on a rainy day and it gave the place an even more romantic feel.

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Kurashiki, Japan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Not much to visit normally, but for the summer beer garden and spring and autmn festivals, there are a lot of cool events (free jazz concerts etc) going on!

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

The Ivy Square is nestled in a nice historic setting. The square itself is a remodel of an old textile factory that used to be the center of the city. The exterior of the building is covered with ivy in the summer and in the spring is surrounded by blossoming cherry trees. The winter can be a bit dreary unless... More 

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