Kurashiki Ivy Square
Kurashiki Ivy Square
3.5

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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,822 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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YvonneT
Adelaide, Australia219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Selsy
New Zealand9,156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Philippines24,563 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Canada1,028 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bomoh
Mount Gambier, Australia766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Nothing special in here. I stayed in the hotel. Outside space is seldom used except for a ridiculously expensive beer garden event.
Written August 17, 2017
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alice l
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
the style of this hotel is traditional and classic. their staff were very helpful that they helped us to locate the restaurant and call a taxi to there. there is a public bath for you to relax. it is not a hotel only but also a place for workshop, exhibition and performance. really enjoyed to stay here.
Written May 7, 2017
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winterpine
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Near to Kurashiki bikan. Nice atmosphere. Great place to sit down and relax. There are some shops in the complex also.
Written April 27, 2017
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