Tokoname Pottery Town Walking & Studio Visit

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NEWSLETTER

3 hours
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 10
Your Experience at a Glance

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.

Experience Price

9,300 yen/person

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

You can choose the meeting location:

Option 1: Central Japan International Airport Terminal 1, 2nd-floor Tourist Information (Google Maps)

Option 2: Tokoname Station (Google Maps)

End Location

Tokoname Station (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

9:00 (3 hours)

13:00 (3 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Chinese, Japanese

Language Proficiency

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

Price Includes

  • Tour guide fee
  • Admission fee of Takita Old Shipping Family Residence

Price Excludes

  • Transportation fees to and from the tour

Additional Information

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not stroller-friendly

COVID-19 Measures

  • Host will check their body temperature before the tour
  • Host will wear a face mask (or face shield) during the tour
  • Host will wash and sanitize their hands regularly before and during the tour
  • Guests body temperature will be checked before the tour
  • Guests are required to wear a mask during the tour except when eating or drinking
  • Guests are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands before and during the tour
  • Host will provide hand sanitiser for the guests
  • Host will provide face masks for the guests
  • Host will use a tour guide microphone to maintain social distancing
What You'll Do

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.

  • Take a wonderful tour around the historic streets of Tokoname
  • Learn everything about traditional pottery in Tokoname
  • Enjoy a tour of Manekineko Street and see its 39 adorable statues made by pottery artists
  • Delight in Tokoname’s picturesque streets and get the feel of Tokoname's ceramics heritage
  • Visit a pottery studio and learn about pottery while watching a professional at work
Your Experience Step by Step

MeetingTerminal 1, Central Japan International Airport or Tokoname Station

Meet your guide at the airport or Tokoname station. At the Tokoname Station, your guide will give you a brief introduction to Tokoname city.

Stop 1Manekineko Street

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.

Stop 2Takita Old Shipping Family Residence

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.

Stop 3Denden-slope & Dokan-slope (Clay Pipe Hill)

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.

Stop 4Tenjikobokan (museum of Tokoname pottery) & Noborigama (climbing kiln)

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.

Stop 5Pottery Studio

The highlight of this tour is a visit to a pottery studio. You will learn traditional pottery techniques from a renowned Japanese craftsman.

Where You'll Be

Meet Your Host
Chita Hanto Navi

Chita Hanto Navigation

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

Your Experience in Pictures