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  • Pottery Footpath

    Tokoname’s pottery has endured for more than 1,000 years and has shaped the city’s history, economy, and infrastructure. One of the best ways to learn about this heritage is to walk the Pottery Footpath (Yakimono Sanpomichi), which has two routes. Course A is 1.6 kilometers long and includes several of Tokoname’s most popular attractions, while Course B is 4 kilometers long and outlines the city’s pottery history. Both courses begin at Tokoname Tojiki Kaikan (Ceramics Hall), where visitors can find displays of Tokoname ware and helpful tourist information.

  • Climbing Kiln Plaza

    The plaza adjacent to the brick Noborigama (Toei Kiln) is approximately halfway along Course A on the Pottery Footpath, making it an ideal place to take a break. The plaza’s main attractions are found in a two-story building, with a well-preserved example of a nineteenth-century kiln on the first floor and an exhibition space and studio above.

  • Tokoname Tourism Plaza (Tourist Information Center)

    You will find a tourist information center when exiting the ticket gate of Tokoname Station. We offer brochures and maps for tourists.Feel free to stop by the center when you come to Tokoname.
    A special area called "Gallery Cera" to exhibit pottery works and a souvenir shop are attached to the informaton center.

  • Morita Aji no Yakata

    Discaver traditional fermented food culture from the Edo period.Enjoy shopping or consuming sake, miso and soya sauce of the facility for groups of fifteen or more. (Reservation repuired). The facility is also home to a memorial hall for Akio Morita, one of the founders of Sony.

  • INAX Live Museum (park of LIXIL)

    The world tile museum isi just of six halls that make up this experiential,hands-on museum. Exhibitions include valuable ceramics such as decorative tiles, ancient toilets and terracotta. There are also classes for making pottery, workshops and other events giving life to Tokoname, the ceramic city. Enjoy shopping at the museum shop and the food at the restaurant.

  • Tokoname Tou no Mori

    Tokoname is known as one of Japan’s “Six Ancient Kilns.” These are production areas with pottery traditions that date back more than 1,000 years. Tokoname Tou no Mori (“Tokoname Pottery Forest”) is a cultural facility that celebrates the city’s rich pottery legacy and looks to its future. It combines a history museum that provides useful information, a research institute, and a studio to train young ceramic artists.