Tokoname Walking Tour and Visiting Pottery Studio

【OUTLINE】
In this tour we will visit the most emblematic places of Tokoname and learn about its fascinating history by the hand of your local guide.
We will take a walk through unique pottery footpaths where you will get a feel for the town’s love of Manekineko (Fortune cat) by going to places such as the Manekineko street and Tokoname’s picturesque pottery galleries. At the end of this tour you can also visit pottery studio to learn about history of Tokoname pottery.
【HIGHLIGHTS】
Take a wonderful tour around the historic streets and places of Tokoname
Learn everything about traditional pottery of Tokoname
Enjoy a tour through the Manekineko Street and see its 39 adorable statues made by pottery artists
Visit pottery studio, and learn about pottery while watching professional working
Be amused by Tokoname’s picturesque streets and get the feel of Tokoname’s ceramics heritage
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Tokoname, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours




【OUTLINE】
In this tour we will visit the most emblematic places of Tokoname and learn about its fascinating history by the hand of your local guide.
We will take a walk through unique pottery footpaths where you will get a feel for the town’s love of Manekineko (Fortune cat) by going to places such as the Manekineko street and Tokoname’s picturesque pottery galleries. At the end of this tour you can also visit pottery studio to learn about history of Tokoname pottery.
【HIGHLIGHTS】
Take a wonderful tour around the historic streets and places of Tokoname
Learn everything about traditional pottery of Tokoname
Enjoy a tour through the Manekineko Street and see its 39 adorable statues made by pottery artists
Visit pottery studio, and learn about pottery while watching professional working
Be amused by Tokoname’s picturesque streets and get the feel of Tokoname’s ceramics heritage

Itinerary
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Pass By: Tokoname Manekineko Street, Sakaemachi, Tokoname 479-0836 Aichi Prefecture

First of all, we will give an overview of Tokoname City at the station. Tokoname City is the producing area of Tokoname pottery, one of the oldest pottery in Japan! You can learn about its pottery and the history of the city thorough this experience.
Once you’ve learned about Tokoname City, we’ll take you on a tour of Manekineko Street. Tokoname City is the largest producer of Manekineko (fortune cat) in Japan, and the street is decorated with cute Manekineko made by various artists.

Pass By: Kaisendonya Shipping Agency Takita Family Residence, 4-75, Sakaecho, Tokoname Aichi Prefecture

After enjoying the Manekineko, we will visit the Takita old shipping family residence. In the past, Tokoname pottery and other products were sent from Tokoname City to Tokyo. The Takita old shipping family is said to have been responsible for the logistics. Come and learn about the history of the Takita family and the traditional Japanese houses.

Pass By: Dendenzaka, 4-75 Sakaemachi, Tokoname 479-0836 Aichi Prefecture

After leaving the Takita family residence, we will visit the photo spots of the Tokoname walkway, such as Denden-slope, Dokan-slope and the climbing kiln. It is said that leftover pottery was buried in the ground to prevent landslides at the Denden-slope and Dokan-slope. Let’s stroll around and get a glimpse of the ingenuity of the people of the past!

Pass By: Dokanzaka, 4 Sakaemachi, Tokoname 479-0836 Aichi Prefecture

After leaving the Takita family residence, we will visit the photo spots of the Tokoname walkway, such as Denden-slope, Dokan-slope and the climbing kiln. It is said that leftover pottery was buried in the ground to prevent landslides at the Denden-slope and Dokan-slope. Let’s stroll around and get a glimpse of the ingenuity of the people of the past!

Stop At: 然工房, 6-chōme-119 Sakaemachi, Tokoname, Aichi 479-0836, Japan

At the last you can visit Tokoname pottery studio, and watch professional working.

Duration: 30 minutes