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Address: 7-2 Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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Just one part of a lovely day

Kurashiki (pronounced Kurashki) is a lovely day trip out of Okayama, or even Kyoto. You are taken back in time in one sense, but still within the modern world in terms of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
Richard J
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Boston

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Bangkok
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place, Bikan District! We woke up at 7:30 and went around the area passing a peace and quiet neighbourhood, clean surroundings.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

May be because I went there past 5pm but the place was desert (ok, the Kurabo textile museum closes at 5) but the adjacent square was empty without anything special. This place deserves its name from the ivy covering the walls of the old textile factory now converted into a hotel.

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Thank Sophie C
San Bruno, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy going to Ivy Square. This time went with mom and cousins and explored the shops and restaurants. Went into a ceramics shop to see how they make Bizen pottery which is famous in this area. If I had time I would have taken a class in making this type of pottery. Got my Hanko had made by... More 

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Boston
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Kurashiki (pronounced Kurashki) is a lovely day trip out of Okayama, or even Kyoto. You are taken back in time in one sense, but still within the modern world in terms of conveniences. The O'Hara Museum is easily worth two hours. Then you stroll around the town, shopping, watching artists, and visiting Ivy Square, sort of like Harvard Square without... More 

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Thank Richard J
Takarazuka, Japan
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

The hotel build long time ago. But seems very clean and care by employees. I love the square garden that they own koi fish and turtles. The bed are totally very hard Japanese style. Also, breakfast was very tasty many variations food!

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Thank erikamix
Osaka, Japan
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105 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Ivy Square must be interesting in the summer when the walls are covered in green, but in winter it was quite boring. Nothing to do than to count the turtles in a tiny pond. there were a few seats, but you would need to bring your own lunch, since you cannot buy anything in the square to eat

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Thank Larissa C
Brisbane, Australia
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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.

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Thank Judy C
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank dancingPP
Sacramento, California
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170 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

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Pula,Croatia
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25 reviews
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.

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