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Huge Park but a Little Tired Looking

Nice walk around, but mainly for tourists on buses that want to buy souvenirs and food. Would not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Nice little park with pottery, buffet restaurant, and souvenirs shop around it. But it’s not... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Sasebo, Japan
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4 weeks ago
“Huge Park but a Little Tired Looking”
Oct 10, 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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340-28 Otsu Toya, Arita-cho, Nishimatsura-gun 844-0014, Saga Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk around, but mainly for tourists on buses that want to buy souvenirs and food. Would not recommend, the smaller museums in town are far better

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SandyT379
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice little park with pottery, buffet restaurant, and souvenirs shop around it. But it’s not stroller friendly if you plan on going in the mansion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristeeng23
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This is actually a really nice big park, with manicured lawns and a splendid replica of a big beautiful palace (?) Zwinger in Germany alongside a small moat. On the day we went, the park was very empty and the place looked abandoned. So it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kaydoubleuokay
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at what looked like an abandoned tourist attraction. The building in the pictures is really beautiful. It reminds me of when I visited Italy and Germany. There are a few shops ( amidst the abandoned buildings) with very good priced dishes ¥460-¥1000. Many...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Wurmfamily4
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Only come here, if you have some time to kill and want to take in the surreal atmosphere: Hordes of Chinese tourists taking photographs in front of the replica of the Dresdner Zwinger, who then descend onto the various shops to buy diapers and baby...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank daniellM5020WW
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

A place to taste Japanese liquor, different types of porcelain with bargain value. Top visit place for visitors in Arita. The car has 2000 car parks. It is just outside the Kyushu expressway. Easy to find.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed January 30, 2015

You probably wouldn't expect to see this European palace in the middle of this small Japanese town, but do pay a visit if you're in the area because the grounds are beautiful and the porcelain sculptures and art pieces on site are unique.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank aquariiius
Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visited this park last spring. It looked really amazing I almost forgot I was in Japan. The only thing that made it 'Japanese' was the presence of cherry blossom trees. Didn't have much time to look around though, cos it suddenly rained and we were...More

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank annaxxcecilia
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I don't really know how anyone could complain about this place, the grounds are beautiful and it is free, We just visited here this month and quite enjoyed the place. Unlike all the other cheesy theme parks, this one was obviously well built. The castle...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank marippin
Reviewed May 16, 2014

you need to see this place to believe it exist in the least expected little town. Sad that they have not maintained the gardens the way they should have. The attractions like the kiln and workshops are not open. We took the city bus to...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank horse54
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December 20, 2016|
Response from Kaydoubleuokay | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Hakata train station is in Fukuoka (the biggest city on the island of Kyushu, in the North), while Arita is in the southern tip of the West part of Kyushu. I believe the nearest train station to this park is either... More