Elegant porcelains, simple but warm pottery... Saga has been creating beautiful works for over 400 years. Here in Saga you can see masterpieces of traditional ceramic art to fire the imagination.
|Meeting Point||At your hotel in Saga city, Saga airport, or Saga railway station|
|Ending Point||At your hotel in Saga city, or your favorite place in Saga city|
|Departure||09:30 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Languages||English (License) , Chinese ( Cantonese ) (Beginner)|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 3|
You can choose at most five from following options.
1. Arita Porcelain Park : This is a theme park of ceramics. The ceramic ware in the heyday of Arita is displayed in the gallery of the Palace and is modeled after the Zwinger Palace in Germany. You can see the manufacturing processes of beer and sake and their storehouse. You can also enjoy making ceramic ware yourself (JPY2,700). (entrance fee: free) Weekdays: 9:00 -17:00 / Holidays: 9:00 -21:00
2. Saga Prefectural Kyushu Ceramic Museum : The museum was built to contribute to the local cultural heritage, and the development of ceramic and pottery culture throughout Kyushu. Here You can appreciate valuable and extensive exhibitions of work such as the famous Kanbara Collection of old Imari from Europe of the 17th to 18th centuries, as well as the Shibata Collection covering Arita pottery manufactured from 1603 to 1867. (entrance fee : free) Open : 9:00 - 17:00 / Close : Monday
3. Rokuroza : Experience the Rokuroza studio, which is a professional ceramic studio in which visitors can experience everything from shaping with a potter's wheel, to grinding and firing. There is also a short painting program. Professional potters will carefully teach the basics of pottery. Even beginners can enjoy the real experience of shaping on a potter's wheel. Your work will be sent to your home later. International shipping is available. (activity fee : JPY 1,000-2,450 ) Open : 10:00 - 16:00 / Close : Thursday
4. Arita Uchiyama area is a central porcelain production area dating back to the Edo period (1603-1867). There are Japanese and Western style buildings from the Edo and early Showa periods (1626-1940). The town is highly valued as a lively town and officially designated as a "Group of Traditional Buildings" in April 1991.
5. Arita Hall Traditional Cultural Exchange Plaza : Based on the local folktale of the Giant Snake of Kurokamiyama, the world's first joruri (ballad drama) performance by ceramic puppets is held in this hall. The colorful stage is painted in the three styles of Kakiemon, Ironabeshima and old Imari. (puppets performance admission : adult/JPY200 child/JPY150) Open : 9:30 - 16:30
6. Nabeshima domain Kiln Park, which is located in Okawachiyama, beautifully refurbished an old checking station that protected the pottery secrets, the remains of ascending kilns such as Okyo Ishi kama (Sutra stone kiln) and the Kiyohara kiln, and the houses of potters can be visited here.
7. Imari Beef Restaurant : Try sizzling Imari Beef! Imari Beef, with its delicious taste and marbled texture, is guaranteed by the local gourmets.
8. Imari Furusato Village is a roadside station along National Route 202 where visitors can fully savor the attractive produce of Imari, starting with grilled food and fruits. Open : 8:00-17:30 Restaurant Open : 11:00-21:00 /Close :Wednesday
9. Arita Tojinosato Plaza (Arita Wholesale Area) is a shopping mall with ceramic items reaching from dishes for everyday use and gift items to commercial dish services and high-class artistic ceramics. Open : 9:00 - 17:00
|Extra person.||63.00 USD|
|Extra hour.||18.00 USD|
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