Kurashiki Ivy Square

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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,689 contributions
Worth a Quick Stop
Feb 2021
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 stay. Otherwise there are a few shops, events, and nice places to walk. I just enjoyed walking around here looking at the building and surrounding nature. Not a whole lot else to see but it's worth a quick look.
Written February 26, 2021
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,914 contributions
Shopping/Museum Complex
Dec 2019
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 myriad details about the location, which features many brick buildings covered in ivy. They went up in 1889 as part of Japan's first modern cotton mill. Now, they house entities such as shops, galleries, a hotel and museums. One, which is part of the Ohara Museum, features Kojima Torajiro, who painted in the Western style.

Articles for sale in the shops included souvenirs and clothing, but we saw nothing that appealed. None of the museums beckoned. We liked the landscaping and found the complex pleasant to stroll through but would not seek it out again. We much preferred our time by the canal.
Written November 30, 2020
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Natsuko I
New York City, NY252 contributions
Famous Hotel
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is famous old hotel local people love. As it named, it has beautiful square which covered by ivy.
Also have small museum and exhibition place where introduce local products.
Written November 24, 2019
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JRNSydney_Australia
Cherrybrook, Australia1,186 contributions
Just a Public Square
May 2019 • Couples
Don’t really know why this is listed a tourist activity. It is just a landscaped Square with tables and chairs for visitors surrounded by tourist food outlets and a hotel . Pretty little waterway with carp and water lilly plants said to be sourced from the French garden attached to a Monet museum. Not sure it deserves a special visit.
Written May 17, 2019
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Coellum
Manila, Philippines1,253 contributions
Nothing much
Mar 2018 • Family
We didn’t spend much time here. After all the loveliest part is the canal area. We were too tired to enter a museum having walked the whole day.
Written May 4, 2018
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YvonneT
Adelaide, Australia216 contributions
What is it?
Apr 2018 • Couples
I’m unsure why this is listed as a destination in Kurashiki. I’d say Don’t bother unless you happen to be passing by or in the mood for shopping, or eating there. Admittedly we only had a quick look.
Written April 24, 2018
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Potentially pretty ...
Dec 2017 • Solo
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 leaves were all gone, leaving bare branches. The buildings were pretty architecture, but would have been better if all the ivy were fully green,
Written December 10, 2017
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Selsy
New Zealand7,625 contributions
The square itself is nothing much
Oct 2017 • Solo
There are some good museums there that are worth seeing (part of the Ohara museum, Kurabo Memorial Hall) and there's some shops to potter around. There was a nice free photo exhibition in a large hall next to the hotel. Some renovation work was happening when I visited, which impeded access a bit at times.
Written November 12, 2017
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines19,943 contributions
OK, if you like to see ivy buildings
Sep 2017 • Couples
Rd brick buildings were constructed as part of a mill in Ivy Square in 1889, but we did not find this so interesting as there was a hotel, restaurant and some museums which we did not enter.
Written October 17, 2017
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GVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,009 contributions
Over-hyped
May 2017 • Couples
Ivy Square is atractive from the outside simply because of the ivy. Inside is just a collection of touristy gift shops.

You'll be pasing by anyway if you're strolling the Bizan District, but don't make a special trip.
Written August 23, 2017
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