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Introduction of Arita sightseeing machinaka guide

Guide who knew everything about Arita shows around tourist attraction!
They will talk about topics, tell background stories and share information only local residents of Arita know about.
Our guided tours are a must for everyone who wants explore the birthplace of Japanese porcelain in depth.
We offer guided tours for groups as well as individuals.

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Model course [two hours]

Course that "learns Arita ware"

Izumiyama Quarry (20 minutes)

Izumiyama quarry

To learn Arita ware;, at first, is here.
Clay for chinaware which became raw materials of Arita ware about 400 years ago was discovered,
It is right the origin of Japanese porcelain
We observe workings (historic spot country-designated a part).

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10 minutes

(car, taxi bus)

Saga Prefectural Museum of Kyushu Ceramic Arts (40 minutes)

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum

Arts museum focussing on ceramics.
We can learn history of Arita ware 400 years from birth of Japanese ceramics while looking at the real thing and,
Work of ceramics of various places throughout Kyushu and contemporary ceramic art writer is displayed.
The mechanical Arita Ware clock operated every 30 minutes is also worth a look.

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10 minutes

(car, taxi bus)

Genemon Kiln (40 minutes)

Gen'emon Kiln

Venerable pottery which follows more than 260 years.
In studio built about 150 years ago,
Manual labor to follow tradition of Arita ware
We can observe close.
※Visit to studio only on weekdays

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Kakiemon Kiln (40 minutes)

Kakiemon Kiln

There is history of 380 years, in the Edo era the world
Attract, for establishment of Germany Meissen kiln
Charm of Kakiemon Style which this had an influence on
We can know the traditional skill in this.

For more information:
machinaka guide application
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Model course [two hours]

Course that "conflicts with history of Arita"

Izumiyama Quarry (20 minutes)

Izumiyama quarry

To learn Arita ware;, at first, is here.
Clay for chinaware which became raw materials of Arita ware about 400 years ago was discovered,
It is right the origin of Japanese porcelain
We observe workings (historic spot country-designated a part).

For more information:

10 minutes

(car, taxi bus)

Back street with tonbai wall ...
Towns walk cityscape of Uchiyama area (30 minutes)

Towns walk cityscape of Back street with tonbai wall - Uchiyama area

Alley (called alley - syuji - in Arita) where scenery of the Edo era is left strongly next,
We take a walk through just what rich buildings lined up in early variety of the Showa era Edo, Meiji, the Taisho era.
We take a walk through retro cityscape chosen by Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings of country with guide.

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The old Tashiros Western-style building (15 minutes)

The old Tashiros Western-style building

Sukesaku Tashiro who was business magnate of Arita in 1876 (Meiji 9),
It is semi-Western style building which we built as accommodation, reception facility of foreign merchant who came to purchase ceramics.
Inside there is a spiral staircase, which was a groundbreaking design in those days. Is appointed to important cultural property of country.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in building can observe.

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Touzan Shrine (15 minutes)

Touzan Shrine

Shinto shrine where *so, Sanpei Ri is enshrined with Naoshige Nabeshima who is the Emperor Ojin and ancestor of a lord of Saga feudal clan.
We are made with torii and pair of stone guardian dogs in the precincts, beautiful dyed pattern of Arita ware including fence around a shrine and must see it.

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10 minutes

(on foot)

Imaemon Museum of Ceramic Antiques (20 minutes) ※Admission ticket 300 yen

Imaemon Museum of Ceramic Antiques

Pottery where pottery itself is important intangible cultural intangible cultural property, and predecessors in the family line, the present age represents Arita called living national treasure.
Other than collection of highest grade brand, Nabeshima of Arita ware,
We observe collections that successive Imaemon collected works.
You can see many perfect gems in neighboring exhibit space.

For more information:
machinaka guide application
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Model course [two hours]

"Visiting potteries of Arita" course

Genemon Kiln (40 minutes)

Gen'emon Kiln

Venerable pottery which follows more than 260 years.
We can observe manual labor to follow tradition of Arita ware in studio built about 150 years ago close.
※Visit to studio only on weekdays

For more information:

10 minutes

(car, taxi bus)

Kakiemon Kiln (30 minutes)

Kakiemon Kiln

In Kakiemon Collection of Old Porcelain from initial Imari about 400 years ago including pot and vase of Kakiemon Style,
Masterpiece of modern times is displayed, too.
We can know history of Kakiemon Kiln which has been spelled for 380 years and the traditional skill.

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Inoue Manji Kiln (15 minutes)

Inoue Manji Kiln

Gallery of living national treasure, Inoue Manji standing still in quiet residential area.
Please thoroughly enjoy the skill and charm of expert of potter's wheel.

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10 minutes

(car, taxi bus)

Koransha Pottery Museum (15 minutes)

Koransha Pottery Museum

In art museum of pottery representing Arita proud of founding 130 years or more, let's touch history of Arita ware after the Meiji era.
Commencing with international exposition, we appreciate many precious artworks which got much admiration and honor in all the countries of the world.
In addition, we can shop in the first-floor showroom.

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Fukugawa Seiji Store (15 minutes)

Fukagawa Seiji Head Office

Fukagawa Porcelain which was established for the purpose of exporting Arita ware widely abroad in 1894,
Pottery characterized by transparent blue dyed pattern to be also called "Fukagawa blue."
It keeps work loved at home and abroad.

For more information:
machinaka guide application
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※We will suggest original course to hope of customer. Please feel free to contact.

Guide rate

※Rate per one hour

1-5 people 1.500 yen One guide
6-15 people 3,000 yen
16-30 people 4,500 yen Two guides
31-45 people 6,000 yen Three guides
46-60 people 7,500 yen Four guides

About the dispatch number of guides, please note that you set in consideration of arriving range of voice of safety and guide of customer.

Notice matter
  • Fare, facility admission ticket depending on movement is necessary separately.
  • As guide of school excursion sets additional charge, please contact.
  • Guide charges who is younger than primary schoolchild (in the case of protector companion) are free.
  • No fees are charged for the time of lunch breaks during the tours.
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Application of guide

Apply for application of guide in FAX, Email within three days before guidance day.

※Application of guide,
We do per one until two hours.

※Customer of group where is travel agency and ten people or more,
Apply within one week before guidance day.

※Reservation centers during autumn Sue, Arida porcelain Festival Period Arita Porcelain Fair,
There is day when we cannot accept. Thank you for your understanding.

FAX: 0955-43-2100 (to Arita Tourism Association)
Email: kanko@arita.jp (Arita Tourism Association representative Email)

  • Guide application, group (word)
  • Guide application, group (PDF)
  • Guide application, individual (word)
  • Guide application, individual (PDF)
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