Minoyaki Pottery Tour in Tajimi

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6.5 hours
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

Tajimi is located near Nagoya with rich natural surroundings and famous as Japan’s foremost pottery town going back 1,300 years. Visit the unique and beautiful galleries and learn about the real masters of ceramic art. 

Experience Price

18,000yen/person for 2 people
15,000yen/person for 3 to 4 people
13,000 yen/person for 5 people
12,000yen/person for 6 people

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

JR Tajimi Station (Google Maps)

End Location

You can choose the end location:

Option 1: Oribe Street (Google Maps)

Option 2: JR Tajimi Station (Google Maps)


Start Time and Duration

09:30 (6 hours) ends at 15:30

Languages Offered

English, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Business ★★★☆☆
Japanese: Native ★★★★★

Price Includes

  • Tour guide fee
  • Transportation in Tajimi via Taxi
  • Admission fee for Mosaic Tile museum + 1 craft workshop
  • Admission fee to Sakazuki Art Museum & Kobei-gama
  • LunchOption 1: Italian lunch set with soft drink, Option 2: Japanese street foods (Okonmiyaki, Yakisoba, Mitarashi Dango etc.) at a small hut. + one drink at a cafe *Please tell me your choice when you book the tour.

Price Excludes

  • Transportation fees between Nagoya and Tajimi
  • Drinks other than described above

Additional Information

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
What You'll Do

This tour of Tajimi’s ceramic world is a great way to learn about Minoyaki culture, witness centuries-old pottery-making techniques, and take home unique souvenirs. From the majestic ceramic wall at JR Tajimi Station to the Sakazuki Museum and from the Mosaic Tile Museum to Kobei-gama, you’ll have a unique and memorable experience. Included is a delicious lunch and tile-making workshop.

Through this tour, you will become a master of Minoyaki. 

  • Visit the Mosaic Tile Museum and workshop (experience mosaic tile crafts)
  • Appreciation of Sake cups and the masterpieces of famous ceramic artists of this area
  • Special experience to see the old works at Kobei-gama
  • Explore Oribe Street with its old houses and shops
Your Experience Step by Step

Meetingat JR Tajimi Station

The starting point of the tour is JR Tajimi Station, where you can find a unique ceramic wall designed by Kobei Kato VII, owner of Kobei-gama. Here, you will meet your guide and begin your journey into the world of Minoyaki.

FirstMosaic Tile Museum

The Mosaic Tile Museum is a photogenic spot for tourists. Inside, you can find numerous tile-based artworks and even take part in a tile-workshop to make your own one-of-a-kind souvenir.

SecondLunch at Sakazuki Museum

From the Mosaic Tile Museum it will be a 20-minute taxi ride to the Sakazuki museum where you will first have lunch.

When you book the tour, please choose between the following two lunch options.

Option 1:  Italian lunch set with soft drink *You can try the Kinpira Burdock Pizza
Option 2: Japanese street food (Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba, Mitarashi Dango etc.) at a small hut +one drink at a cafe for tea time

ThirdSakazuki Museum

At the Sakazuki Museum, you can browse a beautiful collection of Sake cups and works of local living national treasures. You can also visit the museum shop to purchase a one-of-a-kind souvenir.


This historic pottery workshop used to supply the Shogun’s castle in Edo more than 200 years ago. Here, you can admire masterpieces of Japanese and Persian ceramics and learn about traditional Lusterware and Persian blue.

FifthOribe Street

At Oribe Street, a typical Japanese shopping street, you can feel the atmosphere of the commercial heart of Tajimi pottery wholesalers dealing in Minoyaki. This will be your last stop so you can linger as long as you would like after saying goodbye to your guide.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host

Eiko Nakashima

I am Eiko Nakashima, a nationally licensed tour coordinator.  I organize and guide unique tours around the world and across Japan, having visited over 40 countries and 23 prefectures. In Tajimi I am a member of MINO host family club Happinest and I introduce Tajimi and Minoyaki to many visitors.

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