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Address: 7-2 Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-422-0012
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Not Much to See

This is apparently the old Kurashiki Cotton Mill which has been repurposed as a hotel, restaurant and shopping complex. Didn't see anything of the hotel, so I can't comment, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Judy C
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is apparently the old Kurashiki Cotton Mill which has been repurposed as a hotel, restaurant and shopping complex. Didn't see anything of the hotel, so I can't comment, but the vast open square only seemed to have one souvenir shop open. The buildings themselves look interesting and picturesque, covered in ivy.

Thank Judy C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nothing much here. It's just a good photo spot. Also, you can sit in the garden or have a little snack here. There are some workshops but I don't know how to apply for it and some handmade products are sold here. It's a nice change of view so stop by if you happen to pass this area.

Thank dancingPP
Sacramento, California
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139 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is one of the landmarks in and around the Bikan historical quarter. There is a walkway between shops that leads to Ivy Square lined with cherry trees in full bloom in late March early April. It is a very pleasant walk but when you get to the square it looks like most of the ivy is dead or dormant.... More 

Thank Jeff R
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The square was so inviting even though the square wasn't green yet. The weather was not suitable for sitting outside and I was so sorry it was like that because the place was meant for relaxation.

Thank Pula
Davis, California, United States
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220 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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.

Thank CrillyButler
Sydney, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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.

1 Thank hoppyT
Copenhagen, Denmark
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445 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 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.

Thank GroningenCopenhagen
Seoul, South Korea
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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.

Thank Hee_Sung_K
Okayama, Japan
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63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank pinopatrick
Singapore, Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

Thank roomoomoo

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