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The Kyushu Ceramic Museum

Address: 3100-1 Otsu Toshaku, Nishimatsura-gun, Arita-cho 844-8585, Saga Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 955-43-3681
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Arita-cho
Type: Museums
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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
73 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum is not to be missed by anyone interested in Japanese ceramics or porcelain. Set in a lovely setting, this ultra-modern museum houses representative samples of Japanese pottery throughout Japan's history with good signage in Japanese and English. There are excellent teaching displays (maps, shards) and beautiful displays that truly showcase the collection. Photography is not allowed... More 

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Waasmunster, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great overview of Japanse Arita ceramics throughout the history from 1600 till present day. Really à superb experience. Even beter as and when you can combine it with a visit to local current manufacturer!

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Arita is only an hour's train ride from Fukuoka, and the Kyushu Ceramic Museum is a bare ten minutes walk from the railway station. You do have to climb up a rather steep bridge and huff up the pathway to the Museum itself but it's a pretty blue- and- white bridge and a short scenic walk lined with pine trees.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went there on my 2nd day in Arita. It was a good 10min walk from the main train station. Be sure to stay for the big clockwork.

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

My husband and I were travelling on motorbikes in May 2010 through Japan and stopped in the nearby pottery towns of Arita and Imari as we have an interest in ceramics. We started with spending a few hours in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum which had a most comphrenhensive display of Japanese pottery and absolutely the best starting point to know... More 

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