Tokoname Tou no Mori | Sightseeing spot | Official Tourism Site of Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture「VISIT TOKONAME (Aichi, Japan)」

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  • Tokoname Tounomori
  • Tokoname Tounomori
  • Tokoname Tounomori
  • Tokoname Tounomori



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.

The museum displays fine examples of Tokoname ware made over the centuries. Each section of the exhibit includes detailed explanations in English about the artifacts and the techniques used to make them.

Tou no Mori Museum is part of Course B on the Pottery Footpath and can be reached in 25 minutes on foot if going directly from Tokoname Station.

This English language text was created by the Japan Tourism Agency.

Basic information

Name Tokoname Tou no Mori
Address <Museum>
4-203 Segi-cho

<Ceramic Arts Research Lab / Training Studio>
7-22 Okujo
Prices Admission: Free
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00
Regular closing days Mondays (next day if holiday) , year end/New Year's
Contact <Museum>

<Ceramic Arts Research Lab / Training Studio>
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