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Tourism information
○Tokoname City Tourism Plaza
A general information center on the concourse of Meitetsu Tokoname Station;
Provides tourism and souvenir information. ⇒ TEL: 0569-34-8888

Tourism Plaza

Tourism Plaza

○Volunteer guides
Guide you through the popular Yakimono Sampomichi (Pottery Path). Service
available in Japanese and English, reservation required ⇒ TEL: 0569-34-8888

Volunteer guides

Volunteer guides

Sightseeing spots
[Near Meitetsu Tokoname Station; Central Tokoname]
○Pottery Path
Approx. 5 min. walk to east side of Meitetsu Tokoname Station; Enjoy the promenade
starting at the Ceramic Hall (Course A: 1.5 km (0.93miles)/ 60min). The meandering
roads are like a labyrinth, with various scenes unique to Tokoname, such as kilns, brick
chimneys, earthen pipes and shochu (distilled spirit) pots.

Pottery Path (Earthen pipe slope)

Pottery Path (Earthen pipe slope)

○Ceramic Hall
Tokoname ware products are displayed and sold here. Be sure to visit the adjoining
art gallery. The Pottery Path begins here; an information map is available. ⇒ TEL:
0569-35-2033

Ceramic Hall

Ceramic Hall

○The House of the Takita Family (old shipping Dealer)
A reconstruction of the house of the Takita Family, who had run a shipping agency
since the 1800s (Edo Period). The Japanese-style house and warehouse are open to
visitors, as exhibition rooms and gallery (Admission required). ⇒ TEL: 0569-36-2031

The House of the Takita Family (old shipping Dealer)

The House of the Takita Family
(old shipping Dealer)

○Climbing Kiln, Climbing Kiln Plaza and Exhibition Studio
This climbing kiln was built in 1887 and used until 1974. It is one of the largest climbing
kilns in Japan, and has been designated an important tangible folklore cultural asset of
Japan. Climbing Kiln Plaza, with its nice souvenir shops, is a good place to rest along
the Pottery Path. ⇒ TEL: 0569-35-0292

Climbing Kiln

Climbing Kiln

○Tokoname City Folklore Museum
Learn the history of Tokoname ware at the Tokoname City Folklore Museum, which
preserves and displays diverse tools and products of Tokoname pottery since the
1870s. Special exhibitions are frequently held. ⇒ TEL: 0569-34-5290

Tokoname City Folklore Museum

Tokoname City Folklore Museum

○Tokoname City Ceramic Art Institute
Around seventy masterpieces displayed at the Institute have been selected to
represent the nearly 1000 years of Tokoname ware history. The Ceramic Art Institute
also provides training for aspiring young ceramists. ⇒ TEL: 0569-35-3970

Tokoname City Ceramic Art Institute

Tokoname City Ceramic Art Institute

○INAX Live Museum
This museum complex, operated by INAX Corporation, comprises the INAX Tile
Museum, the INAX Kiln Plaza and Museum, the Soil and Mud Museum, the
Manufacturing Factory, the Ceramic Factory, and other facilities that provide visitors
with hands-on experience of the beauty, fun and history of earthenware (Admission
required at some facilities). ⇒ TEL: 0569-34-8282

INAX Live Museum

INAX Live Museum

○Ceramic Arcade
The Tokoname central shopping arcade is decorated with ceramic sculptures based on
the ideas of local residents, and a trick clock depicting Tokoname ceramicists.

Tokoname central shopping arcade

Tokoname central shopping arcade

○Artificial beach
An artificial beach built in Rinku Town, across from Central Japan International
Airport. Have a close view of passing vessels and airplanes taking off and landing down.
The sunset over Ise Bay is also wonderful.

Artificial beach

Artificial beach

[Neighborhood areas]
○Ceramall (Tokoname Ware Wholesale Center)
This shopping mall houses 18 wholesalers of Tokoname ware; Excellent source of
superior ceramic products at reasonable prices. ⇒ TEL: 0569-43-7111

Ceramall

Ceramall

○Town of Ohno
The town of Ohno appears in history documents as early as the 1200s. View the old
temples and lattice windows of Ohno. Volunteer guides are available (Reservation
required). ⇒ TEL: 0569-42-1307 (Ohno Community Office)

Town of Ohno

Town of Ohno

○Morita Aji-no-yakata
This tourist facility, adjacent to the factories of Japanese sake, miso, soy sauce
(shoyu) and thick soy sauce (tamari), gives visitors hands-on experience in producing
these items. (Reservation needed for the factory tour) ⇒ TEL: 0569-37-0733

Morita Aji-no-yakata

Morita Aji-no-yakata

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