Exploring Arita: The Heart of Japanese Ceramics

Visit the Birthplace of Prestigious Arita Porcelain

Arita, located in Saga Prefecture, is renowned as a leading center of ceramic production in Japan. The ceramics crafted here, traditionally known as “Arita-yaki,” have been cherished over the centuries. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit various pottery studios in Arita with an English-speaking guide, offering a firsthand look at the production process.

This tour starts from JR Arita Station and lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Arita Station is about a 1 hour and 30-minute ride by express train from JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka City, the largest city in Kyushu.

Key destinations include:

Ceramic Museum

Visit the prefectural museum dedicated to ceramics in Arita, where you can appreciate a vast collection of ceramic pieces and learn about their history.

Various Pottery Studios

From studios producing traditional Arita-yaki to those creating modern ceramics, you will have the chance to explore a diverse range of production sites. You may also have the opportunity to purchase ceramic pieces to take home.

Some studios offer hands-on pottery sessions, allowing you to create your own unique ceramic piece under the guidance of professional potters.

Join us to delve into the rich world of Arita ceramics and discover the beauty and craftsmanship that have captivated people for centuries.

Basic Information

Location Arita City, Saga Prefecture (Kyushu), Japan
Duration All year round
Tour Details Half Day Tour

Price: from 22,565 yen

Tour Type Paid Tours
Eligibility Anyone is welcome to participate.
Maximum Participants Please refer to the following URL



Arita Ware Private Walking Tour and Ceramics Treasure Hunt

Arita Ware Private Walking Tour and Ceramics Treasure Hunt


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