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Address: 7-2 Hommachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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Former mill and manufacture

The Ohara settled a great manufacture here, where the Shogun previously settled, which is now a perfect example of how to make an old place live in the present. Past is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Alessandra C
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ivy Square is within the old Bikan Historical Quarter, and walking about and around it has 2 main plus points : firstly, there's no entry fee; secondly, it's an amazing sight to behold seeing the vines wrapped onto the building structures....makes you turn green with envy. It's a picturesque setting, and great for stopping by and having a cups... More 

Thank Dalip C
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Ohara settled a great manufacture here, where the Shogun previously settled, which is now a perfect example of how to make an old place live in the present. Past is closer. There are shops, souvenirs, markets and a lot of good vibes for free (except if you buy stuff of course). Lovely!

Thank Alessandra C
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

Thank Stephenbkk20156
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51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Sandi B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank Kalimay
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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.

Thank Sophie C
San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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 

Thank hidekihara2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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 

Thank Richard J
Takarazuka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 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!

Thank erikamix
Osaka, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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

Thank Larissa C

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