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On this tour, you will visit the most emblematic places in Tokoname and learn about its fascinating history with a local guide! Walk through the unique pottery footpaths and feel the town’s love of Manekineko fortune cats. After exploring this charming pottery town, filled with history, you will visit a pottery studio to learn about the history of Tokoname pottery.
9:00 (3 hours)
13:00 (3 hours)
English, Chinese, Japanese
English: Business ★★★☆☆
Chinese: Business ★★★☆☆
Japanese: Native ★★★★★
Learn about the history of Tokoname City, the producing area of world-famous Tokoname pottery, which also happens to be one of the oldest types of pottery in Japan!
Once you have received a brief introduction about the city at the station, we will take you on a tour of Manekineko Street. Tokoname City is the largest producer of Manekineko (fortune cats) in Japan, and the street is decorated with cute Manekineko made by various artists.
After enjoying the Manekineko, we will visit the Takita Old Shipping Family Residence. In the past, Tokoname pottery and other products were sent from Tokoname City to Tokyo. The Takita family is said to have been responsible for the logistics. Come and learn about the history of the Takita family and traditional Japanese houses.
After leaving the Takita family residence, you will visit the best photo spots the city has to offer, including the Dokan-slope and the climbing kiln. It is said that leftover pottery was buried in the ground to prevent landslides at the Denden-slope and Dokan-slope. Stroll around and get a glimpse of the ingenuity of the people of the past!
At the end of the tour, you will visit a Tokoname pottery studio, and watch a professional at work. Discover the art of traditional pottery in Tokoname, known as one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan.
Meet your guide at the airport or Tokoname station. At the Tokoname Station, your guide will give you a brief introduction to Tokoname city.
You will take a look at Manekineko street, which is decorated with cute Manekineko made by various artists. Tokoname city is one of the largest producers of Manekineko in Japan.
Visit a traditional Japanese residence. This residence, the Takita Old Shipping Family House, is said to have been responsible for the logistics in the past.
It is time to visit the best photo spots in this tour, Denden-slope and Dokan-slope. It is said that leftover pottery was buried in the ground to prevent landslides at the Denden-slope and Dokan-slope.
At this point, you will take a look at a small museum of Tokoname pottery. Also, you can take a look at the old climbing kilns.
The highlight of this tour is a visit to a pottery studio. You will learn traditional pottery techniques from a renowned Japanese craftsman.
We are known for our fabulous tours of the Chita Peninsula that allow you to discover local charms. In this region, there are various local specialty experiences, such as pottery workshops and sake brewery tours, that you cannot experience anywhere else! Our tours use local guides to take you through one-of-a-kind experiences and help you make the best use of your time in Japan.
This tour is provided by Attractive JAPAN