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Mashiko one of the most famous pottery towns - Walking or Cycling Tour


Tochigi
8 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Mashiko prospered as the typical pottery town of Japan has become one of the most famous pottery town along with Hagi, and Oribe. Currently there are 250 potteries and more than 50 pottery stores. And the town produced a lot of famous artists such as Shoji Hamada who was the first living national treasure of Japan, and Tatsuzo Shimaoka who was also a living national treasure.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with AKIO.

  • The tour will visit the pottery Iwashita which has two climbing klin and provides an experiencing to make potteries, a museum of ceramic ware, an old house of ShojiHamada.

  • And also visit an indigo dyeing studio which shows a typical textile and dyeing technique, and Japanese sake brewery.

  • And to visit the biggest pottery in Mashiko town which has a plant, a memorial museum and shop which sell many products from artists.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Utsunomiya Station at the Shinkansen ticket gate.
Ending Point Same as above.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Admission fee, transportation cost, lunch, dinner, etc. All the expenses incurred during tour will be borne by the client.
・ If you fix a plan from Tokyo in the morning, it is convenient to take these train as follows.
From JR Tokyo Station, take the JR Shinkansen Yamabiko #127 for Sendai (8:08), arrive at JR Utsunomiya Station (9:01).
The transportation fee is ¥4410 ( for a round trip is ¥8820)
・A bus fare from the Utsunomiya Station to Mashiko is ¥1150 (for a round trip is ¥2300).
・Restaurants and fast food shops are available.

Important

*I will try to follow your requests as many as possible such as working hours, date, and where to go.
Especially in Tokyo, I can arrange contents of your tour where and what you want. Please tell me what you
are interested in. If you want a special private tour other than my regular tour, please give me information
three weeks earlier of your stay in Japan.
*I'll make a free digital photo album during your tour with me and send you it through your e-mail address if
you agree to open to the public.

・The price include tax and the guide's travel cost between his/her home and the site of the assignment.
・ Admission fees for each museums are not included in the price.
・ All the expenses incurred during work will be borne by the client.
・ If you like to ride bicycle, rental fee is not included.
・ It is possible to take one day trip from Tokyo, and there are many accommodations.
・ If you fix a plan from Tokyo in the morning, it is convenient to take these train as follows.
From JR Tokyo Station, take the JR Shinkansen Yamabiko #127 for Sendai (8:08), arrive at JR Utsunomiya Station (9:01).
The transportation fee is ¥4410 ( for a round trip is ¥8820)
・A bus fare from the Utsunomiya Station to Mashiko is ¥1150 (for a round trip is ¥2300).
・Restaurants and fast food shops are available. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Joshua Joshua United States ( Friends )
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1 year ago

“ Good tour guide ”

Amazing and helpful

AKIO:

Thank you very much. Have a safe trip! And I hope your future will be safe and healthy.

Wiliam Wiliam United States ( Couple )
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1 year ago

“ One day tour of Tokyo. ”

We are glad to have Akio as our guide to show us the nice and interesting places in Tokyo. Akio is very patient and never rush us. He told us some history and what is interesting about the places we saw. Without Akio, it would be very difficult for us to go around the subway stations in Tokyo. Thank you Akio.

AKIO:

Thank you very much for your comments. I greatly appreciated you telling me that.

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