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

by Jack
(30) Reviews
7h $ 268 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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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

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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?

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

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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 ( 30 )
NIÑA NIÑA Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nikko walking tour ”

Thanks to our guide, sir Jack, for a very informative and hassle-free walking tour. We didn’t know beforehand that it’s Japan’s Golden Week, that tourists flocked the site. Thanks for accepting our family. Man, he walks too fast for a 67 year old guy. We can’t keep up to his pace. Thanks for patiently waiting for us and keeping our children entertained. Twas a very long walk but it was worthwhile. He’s english-speaking skill was a plus too. Kudos to you sir!

Jack:

Hi Nina, Thank you very much for your comment. I really enjoyed the whole day with your family. Hope you'll come back to Nikko staying there at least a night or two next time. Thank you again for a nice time.

Christine Christine United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Visit to Nikko ”

Jack took us around the historic sites of Nikko. His command of English was excellent and he was most informative about the places we visited. Our day ran smoothly with Jack meeting us at Tobu-Nikko station and then travelling back with us to Utsunomiya where we took the Shinkansen to Tokyo. Thanks Jack for a lovely day.

Jack:

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in spite of exhausted day. I did the same course plus Kanmangafuchi abyss the other day. It was worse. We had to walk all day long. Long cue everywhere.

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour guide for Nikko area ”

Jack was an excellent tour guide for our family including 2 teenagers during our 2 full days in Nikko. He planned everything perfectly such that we were able to see all of the major historical and natural attractions but yet we did not feel rushed. He was very knowledgeable and his English is excellent. I highly recommend hiring Jack.

Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Our family had an amazing time! ”

Such a fun and interesting experience. Highly recommended!

Becky Becky United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Nikko highlights ”

My family and I enjoyed our day with Jack. He was waiting for us at the Tobu Nikko train station just as he said he would be. We toured the main shrines and more. Jack gave us some good history of the shogunate era and pointed out specific details about the shrines. He also took us to the abyss to see the charming statues adorned in red. We toured the imperial vacation home as well before driving up to beautiful Lake Chuzenji. Jack is a friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient guide.

Jack:

Hello Becky, Thank you for your rating and also the picture you took at Kai. I cannot wait wearing the hat. Best regards, Jack

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