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Address: 7-2 Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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quaint, not what you expect in Japan

Wandered around Kurashiki's old quarter until we found this, the place where the tourist action began. Big brick warehouse, onlike many other we had seen in Japan. Must have been... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephenbkk20156
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Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered around Kurashiki's old quarter until we found this, the place where the tourist action began. Big brick warehouse, onlike many other we had seen in Japan. Must have been derelict before someone had the bright idea of smartening it up and using its uniqueness as a tourist attraction. Most of it is now a hotel, but the courtyard in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to stop for a refreshment. The building is well presented with local stores near buy. Hotel also available.

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Thank Sandi B
Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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Thank Kalimay
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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