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A lovely but very small place that not many tourists seem to find but well worth a short visit. The road is steep and difficult to pass other cars coming from the opposite direction. Lots of pottery shops line the main street.
We got here again in the late afternoon so only had enough time to do a quick walk around the village before the sun went down and the shops closed.
the bridge at the entrance to the village was really interesting - broken bits of...More
Nice little village set in the mountains that specializes in ceramics/ pottery. In Japan, each House or Clan makes pottery slightly differently, each with its own unique style, design and finesse. This village essentially houses some of the finest ceramics in Kyushu, and the quality...More
Cute little pottery town, quite silent. Loads of small ceramics shops. The bridges and riversides are also paved with ceramics/ nice looking pebbles. It's a great way to escape the hectique. Loved it. Hard to get to though, there's a bus, but it only goed...More
Only come here if you are interested in ceramics, as there is not much else to see or do! Many shops offering hand made and hand painted porcelain at moderate prices. You can spend from a few hundred yen to hundreds of thousands, depending on...More
I was there on Dec 3rd and, even the autumn leaves mostly fell, but there were many beautiful red maples in front of the village with very nice garden decoration. When combined with so nice hand pottery and imari steak shop nearby (be careful that...More
The setting is quaint and very pretty with lots of pottery shops selling their wares. I would have liked to see some working potters but if they were there, we missed seeing them. The porcelain is very very expensive. It was a lovely drive from...More
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the Nabeshima potters, favorites of the ruling class were relocated here over 400 years ago to keep their techniques and formulas secret. This is one of the main places Imari ware, so loved and copied in Europe, was developed....More