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Ceramics & Outdoor Activities

  • Wheel Throwing
    Wheel Throwing

    Turn the potter's wheel and make your own special ceramic dish or piece of art.
    Enjoy the pleasure of touching clay and forming a ceramic item while receiving careful instructions from the staff.

  • Porcelain Painting
    Porcelain Painting

    Paint your own design on a plate, cup or bowl and create a unique piece of art.
    Depending on the studio, you can not only choose between various kinds of serving dishes but even accessories.

  • Visiting Potteries
    Visiting Potteries

    You can see superior techniques by expert craftsman and their careful work with your own eyes.
    Take your chance and look behind the scenes of the world of Arita ceramics!

  • Outdoor
    Outdoor

    Enjoy the grandeur of nature and fresh air through mountain climbing and camping.

※This site is arranged according to the Japanese alphabetical order.

Arita Kiln Gallery
  • Porcelain Painting
Arita Kiln Gallery

〒844-0026
1217, Hei, Hokaomachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
(the Saga Prefecture Ceramic Industry Cooperative)
TEL: 0955-42-3164
Business hours: 9am ~ 5pm (until experience-based reception desk 16:00)
    ※ Advance reservation required on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays, also for groups of 10 or more people.
[Closed on] New Year's holidays

Studio Setsugetsuka
  • Porcelain Painting
Studio Setsugetsuka

〒844-0001 
1-19-8 Izumiyama, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-3777
Business hours: 10:00 - 16:00
[Closed on] irregular

Atelier Yume
  • Porcelain Painting
Atelier Yume

〒844-0003
1-6-5, Kamikohira, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 090-7475-5764
E-mail: u.1623@docomo.ne.jp
Business hours: daily 10:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] irregular
※Feel free to contact us.

Arita porcelain laboratory
  • Visiting Potteries
Arita porcelain laboratory

〒844-0022
Hei-3037-8, Kuromuta, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2221
Business hours: 8:10-16:50
[Closed on] Saturday and Sunday, New Year's holiday, holiday

Arita Yanagi gama kiln
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Arita Yanagi gama kiln

〒844-0006
2-1-17, Akaemachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 090-9737-5504
E-mail: k8k755@go2.enjoy.ne.jp
Business hours: 10:00 - 15:00
[Closed on] open all year round

Arita Minamiyama Noritou Kiln
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Arita Minamiyama Noritou Kiln

〒844-0028
426-1 Nanzan-Tei, Arita-cho, Nishi Matsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2890
Business hours: ①10:00 -② 13:00 ... ※Two sets of one day-limited
[Closed on] open all year round

Aritayaki Studio at Arita Porcelain Park
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Aritayaki Studio at Arita Porcelain Park

〒844-0014
340-28 Toya-Otsu, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-41-0030
Business hours: Weekdays 10:00-16:00 (the reception desk 15:00 deadline on that day)
     Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00-17:00 (the reception desk 16:00 deadline on that day)
[Closed on] no regular holidays

Ninomiya-Kanzan: Arita Porcelain Accessories & Miscellaneous Goods
  • Porcelain Painting
Ninomiya-Kanzan: Arita Porcelain Accessories & Miscellaneous Goods

〒844-0018
JR Arita-Eki-Mae, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2169
Business hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00
[Closed on] open all year round

Arita Ceramics Department Store Marukei (Toshiemon Kiln)
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Arita Ceramics Department Store Marukei (Toshiemon Kiln)

〒844-0002
1-4-28 Nakadaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-3052
E-mail: ari_maru@d1.dion.ne.jp
Official Instagram: @arita_marukei
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] December 31 - January 1

Experience cut-off time 16:00 with potter's wheel, picture

Iori Hisashi
  • Wheel Throwing
Iori Hisashi

〒844-0001
1-28-23, Izumiyama, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2764
E-mail: info@hisasih.com
Business hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00
[Closed on] irregular

Gallery Shobun
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Visiting Potteries
Gallery Shobun

〒844-0004
2-4-10, Odaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-3675
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] no regular holidays

Mt. Kurokami
  • Outdoor
Mt. Kurokami

Mt. Kurokami is a popular mountain for beginners as well as for veteran climbers.

Keizan Kiln
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Visiting Potteries
Keizan Kiln

〒844-0004
2-3-12, Odaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-2947
Business hours: 9:00 - 16:00
[Closed on] Sat. / Sun. / holidays

Gen'emon Kiln
  • Visiting Potteries
Gen'emon Kiln

〒844-0023
2726 Maruo-Hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-4164
Business hours: 8:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, New Year's holiday

Tokunaga Ceramics (Kouraku gama kiln)
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Visiting Potteries
Tokunaga Ceramics (Kouraku gama kiln)

〒844-0023
2512 Maruo-Hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-4121
E-mail: kouraku.jp@gmail.com
Business hours: 8:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] New Year's holidays
 ※We make a reservation by the day before

Wheel throwing, porcelain painting, studio tours...
Equipped with lodging

Kou Raku Gama - Tokunaga Ceramics Co., Ltd.
844-0023
Saga Nishimatsuura District, Saga Arita-cho, Maruo Hei 2512
Phone 0955-42-4121
   090-8351-4121 (Sebastiao Pimenta)
kouraku.jp@gmail.com
Business hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Holidays: Regular holiday the New Year's holiday
Reservation the day before
Potter's wheel, porcelain painting, decal and factory tour Accommodation also available

Shigemasa Koubou
  • Wheel Throwing
Shigemasa Koubou

〒844-0022
Hei-2797, Kuromuta, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 090-5732-0215/0955-42-3444 (at home)
E-mail: info@hironorikajihara.com
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] No fixed holiday, New Year's holiday

Shinpo Takeken
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Visiting Potteries
Shinpo Takeken

〒849-4154
Otsu-1080, Ogishuku, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-46-2344
E-mail: shinpou-takeken@nifty.com
Business hours: 8:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] Sat. / Sun. / New Year's holidays

Shingama Kiln
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Visiting Potteries
Shingama Kiln

〒844-0022
2788 Kuromuta-Hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2215
Business hours: 8:10-16:50
[Closed on] Sat. / Sun. / holidays

Seitouen
  • Visiting Potteries
Seitouen

〒844-0011
1-2-1 Iwatanigawachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-2570
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] Sat. / Sun. / holidays / New Year's holidays

Interactive experience at the potter`s wheel
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Interactive experience at the potter`s wheel

〒844-0001
1-30-1, Izumiyama, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-41-1302
Business hours: 10:00 - 15:00 ※Reservation required
[Closed on] Thu. / New Year's holidays

China on the park
  • Porcelain Painting
China on the park

〒849-4176
111 Haraake-Otsu, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-46-3900
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 16:30
[Closed on] New Year's holidays

Independence Supporting Potter Studio "Akae-za"
  • Porcelain Painting
Independence Supporting Potter Studio "Akae-za"

〒844-0006
1-2-18, Akaemachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 080-5098-5579 (charge: Suzuki)
Business hours: daily 9:30 - 16:30
[Closed on] no regular holidays

Marbleware (Sougama)
Marbleware (Sougama)

〒844-0002
2-28-14, Nakadaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-42-3846
E-mail: sou@wind.ocn.ne.jp
Business hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00
     ※Workshop until 17:00
[Closed on] irregular / New Year's holidays

Fukusen gama kiln
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Visiting Potteries
Fukusen gama kiln

〒844-0024
2842-3, Akasaka-Hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-43-2251
E-mail: info@fukusengama.co.jp
Business hours: 8:30 - 17:00
[Closed on] Sun. / first and third Sat. each month / New Year's holidays December 29 - January 5 / Obon vacation August 4 - August 5

Flower spot bell Rose
Flower spot bell Rose

〒844-0018
Hei-1022-2, Honmachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga Fuchigami Building 1F
TEL: 090-1365-1806
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 18:00
     (flower classroom 9:00-11:00, 15:00-20:00)
[Closed on] Monday, others
    Second fourth Wednesday, first third Thursday, the third afternoon of Friday

Yashiki Yozaemon Kiln
  • Wheel Throwing
  • Porcelain Painting
Yashiki Yozaemon Kiln

〒849-4146
3360-2 Take-Otsu , Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-46-4925/090-8668-4587
E-mail: yashiki-yozaemon@ezweb.ne.jp
Business hours: 8:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] open all year round

Yoshinaga Tourism Farm (Grape Collecting)
  • Outdoor
Yoshinaga Tourism Farm (Grape Collecting)

〒849-4166
Hei-1595-60, Kitanokawachi, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 090-9725-8024
Business hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00
[Closed on] no holidays ※Please contact beforehand.

Ryumon Campgrounds
  • Outdoor
Ryumon Campgrounds

〒849-4151
Hiroseyama, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
TEL: 0955-46-4022
If you cannot reach us on that number, please dial 0955-46-5616 (Arita Town Hall, Agriculture and Forestry Division).

Lodging rates: ※Please note that on weekends rates are 30 percent higher.
●Mountain Lodges (administrative buildings)
Training Room (large): 1.300 yen ※per half a day
Training Room (small): (600 yen) ※per half a day
Lodging is 500 yen per person in addition to the abovementioned rates.

●Bungalows
Accommodates up to 16 people: 7.700 yen ※two connected rooms
Accommodates up to 10 people: 5.500 yen ※one room
Accommodates up to five people: 2.500 yen ※two connected rooms

●Campgrounds
High school students and above: 150 yen per person ※10 compartments
Middle school students and below: 100 yen per person ※10 compartments

Equipment Rental
●Blankets:    150 yen per piece
●Gas canisters: 500 yen per piece ※(cooker attached)
●Lamps: 500 yen per piece

Please make your booking at least 3 days in advance. It is not possible to book on weekends.

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