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Pottery Village Mashiko (Hamada Shoji's ware) Museum, Cafe and Laughing King of Hell Statue.

by Jack
(23) Reviews
7h $ 266 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Hamada Shoji Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum
  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Jonaizaka (Kyohan center and Mashiko ware shops)
  • Higeta Indigo Dye Studio
  • Cafe lunch in the bush setting
  • Saimyoji Temple (Statue of Laughing King of Hell)
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Price up to 4 people
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What to Expect

We visit Mashiko village outskirt of Utsunomiya, capital of Tochigi prefecture. Making Mashiko famous is Hamada Shoji after he moved to Mashiko. Mashiko ware was for daily use ceramics like pots, plates as such. Therefore it was not really an art, initially but since Hamada Shoji settled in this village, practical utility and artistic beauty combine to make us comfortable life. Now Mashiko village accept a lot of artists from other area. Actually not only artists but entrepreneurs. You can enjoy nice Cafes in Mashiko. You can enjoy cups, plates using Mashiko ware and food itself is superb. So we visit this town and see museums and shops and also indigo dye factory. In Saimyoji temple, we can see a laughing King of Hell statue.

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Highlights

  • Hamada Shoji Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum
  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Jonaizaka (Kyohan center and Mashiko ware shops)
  • Higeta Indigo Dye Studio
  • Cafe lunch in the bush setting
  • Saimyoji Temple (Statue of Laughing King of Hell)

Important

What‘s included
Guide fee
Transportation Utsunomiya-Mashiko
What‘s not included
Admission fees (Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art 600 yen, Hamada Shoji Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum 800 yen)
Lunch at Cafe (own expense)
Depart From
Tochigi , Tochigi, Nikko
Meeting Point
JR Utsunomiya station
Ending Point
JR Utsunomiya station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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.

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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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 23 )
Michael Michael United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Immersed in history WeWE ”

We spent half a day in Nikko and another in Edo wunderland. Jack gave us all important historical overviews. It was unforgettable experience.

Jack:

Hi Michael, I'm glad you enjoyed yesterday. So did I. You're such an entertainer! Hope you enjoy rest of your trip! Jack

HA HA Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Private tour of Nikko ”

My family of five are bery satisfied and pleased with the professional guide service of Jack . He is knowledgeable, helpful and opened a further dimension into the tour especially with his expertise of the heritage sights in Nikko . We find him very cheerful and enthusiastic throughout the tour and would recommend him to others . Thanks a lo Jack ! Wee & Family

Jack:

Hello Mr. Wee, Thank you for your comment. Hope you enjoyed Unagi restaurant in Nagoya. I had a good time with your family on the 14th of November. We had Sobazushi tempura at Takumian near Tamozawa Imperial villa and escargots for our appetizer at Meijinoyakata restaurant. Thank you so much giving me an opportunity to eat unusual cuisine. Kind regards, Jack

Andrea Martina Andrea Italy ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Very interesting tour ”

Jack speaks a very good English and thanks to him we discovered beautiful wonders of Nikko National park! Strongly suggested

Jack:

Thank you, Andrea. I really enjoyed the day with you and Michele.

Beverly Beverly United States
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great day in Nikko ”

We had an amazing day with Jack. He customized the day to fit in everything we wanted to see and more. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and fun. We highly recommend touring with Jack!!

Jack:

Hi Beverly, Thank you for your nice words. I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying with you. Jack

Amy Amy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Fabulous Nikki visit ”

Jack was a wonderful ambassador to Nikko. He worked with us on customizing our day - ensuring we saw the both "hidden" and popular spots in a shortened time period, without ever feelng rushed. From being able to scoot down narrow lanes (definitely not where any tour bus could go!), to wonderful lunch spot recommendation, to his knowledge of sites, we can't imagine a better day or guide. Friendly, relaxed, over and above service and responsiveness (including mailing us a windbreaker we had accidentally left in his car#). Thank you!

Jack:

Hi Amy, Thank you for your evaluation. Nice words are always welcome. Hope Alex's windbreaker reached without trouble. Actually I am going to Tokyo to see my friends who have been friends since elementary school age. I wish you will have a good weather in Kyoto. Enjoy your rest of your trip. Jack

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